fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty strong for a brown ale. The flavor is nutty with medium bitterness, light sweetness and some toast. Full-bodied.
Vighals (2716) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amberfaget klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Maltpreget, sviske, nøtter og let karamell. Middels fylde. Middels fylde. Søtlig start, maltekstrakt, fudge og svisker. Lett bitterhet, noe kaffe og lett brent karamell. Kort.
DandyWolfFloyd (995) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - roast malt
Appearance - the body is mahogany, with a little fine particles. The head is around 1/2" and settles into thin layer of film.
Taste - has roasted malt, some mild nuttiness, and a little sweetness overall.
Palate - medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a slight tannic finish.
Malaclemys (456) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours hazy brown/red with white head. Bread, caramel, toasted coconibs. Taste is caramel, chocolate, bread crust, nut. Mid light body. Sweet finish. Pretty nice.
ClubGonzo (5226) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper-hued brown body with a tiny off-white head. Nose is almond essence, nuts, cola nut and hints of brown bread, caramel and deep malts. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, almond essence and hints of chocolate, cola nut and grains. Medium body and carbonation. Fair enough, but it tastes kinda stale somehow.
fellebag (1306) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. White layer leaving. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is caramel, wooden barrels, birch sap, syrup. Taste is sweet with wood, caramel.
Splitenz (357) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had rather high hopes for this. I love a good brown ale, the unsung hero of craft beer, I wish I could find good ones more often. Now this being a Smuttynose beer, I assumed great things. But I really don’t think this lived up to its potential. Slight coffee or nut smell, it didn’t deliver all that much in the ways of taste. At 6.5 ABV I would have thought so, but there was a very watery flavour obscuring what else was here, a subdued flavour of nuts, toffee, preserved prunes and day old coffee. Had that watery flavour not been there, I’m quite sure I would have been far more pleased.
ttroha (489) - Americus, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at a pizza place. Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma of caramel, orange and flowers. Tastes of sweet malts followed by a crisp orange aftertaste. Very sweet and and goes down smooth. A good brown ale
Jado (748) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Cloudy brown with orange highlights and a sloppy off-white head that disappears almost completely. Caramel, orange and flowers in the nose. Rich malty taste at first beefed up by a crisp orange zest bitterness. Clean finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Straight ahead brown ale but well done all the same.
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, grain and malts. Pretty weak brown ale.
Inbreak (4118) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
04.02.2016, 12 oz bottle sampled @ local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, weeds, caramel malts, grass, almond essence, sour caramel, minerals, bark. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, weeds, caramel malts, hay, grass, sour caramel, almond essence, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Meh!