ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light brown shade, starting off with a rocky texture, but becoming thinner and creamier as it recedes. Some lacing is left on the glass.
S: Fairly typical of a brown ale; nuttiness and chocolate are the dominant aromatic notes. I also notice a touch of fruit esters, and even some earthy hops.
T: Thereís an initial nuttiness on the opening. This slowly transitions to a middle of caramel and a finish of earth, marzipan, and mild pine. Not interesting, but I find that many brown ales
donít fit that criteria.
M: I like the creaminess at first...which turns into a less-than-desirable finishing chalkiness. On the plus side, decent dryness and carbonation makes it very easy to drink given its ABV.
O: Itís pretty solid. I kind of feel like saying "itís not you, itís me" due to the fact that itís well made and well balanced, but not my thing. Brown ale fans will really like it.
sinfull (1149) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, brown color. Thin , off-white head. Aroma of bread and caramel malt . Same notes in taste , moderate malty sweetness . Seems like nothing special, but everything is in perfect proportion in the taste. I really enjoyed it.
patricks110 (2184) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An above average brown. Pours a dark, murky brown with a thin finger of beige head. Medium bodied, nice chocolate and light vanilla notes. Rich and smooth with mild bitterness. Nice and silk finish, balanced!
R4N5H (386) - SINGAPORE - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, cask at the GBBF 2015 (London Olympia) on 14-Aug-2015. ABV 6.0%. Reddish amber colour with a small beige coloured bead which dissipated quickly. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Aroma of malt, cereal and caramel. Flavour - slightly sweet, caramel malt with a light hoppy bitter finish.
climberbob (307) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown w thin head. Mild malty brown aroma. Decent brown. Dry finish. Earthy. Caramel notes.
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BeergeekKorea (65) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Piney hop
Appearance: Reddish brown colour and creamy bright yellow head
Taste: Light sour
Palate: Medium body, light sticky texture, soft carbonation and astringent & hoppy finish
Silvan7 (903) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap. marrone, velata, schiuma beige fine non molto persistente. aroma tostato, quasi bruciacchiato. caramello, malto, melassa e frutta secca. Gusto abboccato, dolciastro e tostato allo stesso tempo. Di nuovo frutta secca (nocciola). finale erbaceo luppolato. corposa, rotonda, piena, poco carbonata. equilibrata ed armonica. un filo troppo luppolata per lo stile.
Voodoo (459) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear chestnut with a medium thick head which lingered.....aroma of malty caramel.....taste is crisp, clean, touch of pine notes, bread, touch of raisin.....nice effort.
mR_fr0g (6102) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at gbbf 2015 day 4. Nice reddy amber coloured pour with a fading loose greyish head. Aroma is dry candied ginger, spicy wood, bit odd. Some pine needle hop on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of nutty grains, faint toasted bread, wood, some stale malts, ginger. Palate is light, semi sweet, lowish carbonation. OK, maybe not in great condition
andresam (3) - Valley Cottage, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Regular long neck 12oz bottle. Nice 1/3 colar foam but disappear very quickly. It tastes very easy ale, not been too bitter.
Johnstledger8 (300) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy reddish chestnut colour with a thin layer of beige foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, hint of coffee, nuts and caramel. Taste is of caramel, nuts. Light carbonation, watery mouthfeel. Light and refreshing.