brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a nice deep, rich brown color with a solid off-white head.
S: There is a weird aroma to this beer. Roasted, almost burnt, nuts, sulfur, butter, toasted malts, and a mild sweetness.
T: Immediately there is a noticeable astringency to this beer. Burnt and bitter nuts, slight sulfur, and a bit of toffee and caramel sweetness.
M: The body is slightly watery and thin, with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: A really disappointing effort from a brewery that is nearly bulletproof. And it’s even worse because it is replacing a solid offering.
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Black Heart, Camden, 13/12/13.
Reddish amber with a thin off white covering/swirl that dissipates to edgework.
Nose is a little muted carrying fruit notes and caramel although picked up a little in depth as the beer warmed slightly.
Taste comprises Ribena Berry fruit, caramel malt, biscuit, hoppy back notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with light fruit notes.
Ok stuff, easy drinking affair.
chrisv10 (12521) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Clear brown/amber with small tan head. Flavour is malt, roasted malt, caramel, nuts and chocolate.
Koelschtrinker (12453) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trocken röstmalziger Beginn, etwas süß. Ab dem Mittelteil grasig, was aber nur kurz im Vordergrund steht. Mild röstig, angenehme Bitterkeit. Wässrig nach Kaffee. 8/8/9/8/10/9
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a local grocery. WTF! The label subtext is Autumn Brown Ale. Pours a very ruddy copper with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is hoppy with that roasted malt common to brownish ales. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is medium roast malt, fairly smooth, with some floral and herby hop bitter. Flavor is good. For some reason the nose goes towards wet dog. But this is a brilliant ale. A brown with character and style. Lots of flavor things going on. How do they f...in do this stuff. Sierra Nevada is putting out great beer after great beer. Nice change from the years of same old same old.
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ØLbaren. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, dark fruits. Ok beer.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small but persistent beige head atop clear dark brown body, decent lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, caramel, chocolate, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nut/salt, cola, some earthy, light chocolate. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweety malt and smal hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew that I would recommend to a freind.
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Copper with a lasting off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Sweetish, rich malty flavour dominated by toffee and bread crust, with a touch of dried fruit.
jcwattsrugger (11450) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle- pours a light brown head and brown/amber color. Aroma is roasty/cocoa/earthy. Taste is roasty/cocoa/ dark malt, earthy hops bite. Some maple as it warms.