joeneugs (3475) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the SF beer week opening celebration. It pours a clear orange/brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is dark fruit with some lighter toasty malts. The flavor is plums, toast and caramel. No smoke or bacon at all. Gimmicky, but nothing wrong with it as a standard brown ale.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from PD. Clear amber pour with a short yellowish head with good retention and leaving moderate lace. Nose is light citrus hops and medium-roast malt. Medium body and moderate, fine carbonation. Dark toast, almonds, tea, bread crust. and tobacco. No bacon to my palate. Finish is medium, dry, bitter and umami. A solid brown with a nice balance and aromas, but nothing remarkable. Let it warm up!
DedicatedToFun (3010) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 i loved the bacon of this dark beer so good tastes like breakfast and you should have early in the day, tan head, nose and taste are bacon, chocolate
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 16 oz can. Wow! Monstrously big tan head on this bugger. Color is dark brown. Nose is sweet. Taste? It tastes of malt, hops and I don’t know what, but I can’t say it tastes of bacon. Pleasant, but one is quite enough.
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale starts off with a really good smoky taxing bite and finishes with a very subtle bacon flavor.
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Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber,huge beige head.Small intense bead.Neutral nose.Smoky,tinny & effervescent.Medium hop finish Better than expected
Lagerboy (1324) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mostly clear dark copper, big rocky off white head settles leaving definitive stepped lacing. Aroma of burnt malts. Smokey malty salty taste, some sourness and singed caramel. Sweetens a bit as it warms. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Dry malty finish, no bacon. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Gerbeer (1990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Pours brown with a huge yellow head. Aromas of malts, dark fruit, and maybe a hint of smoke. Flavors of malts and salty nuts, and again maybe a hint of smoke. Other than the salt and smoke I couldn’t pull bacon. OK for a Nut Brown.
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at BrewDog Aberdeen. It pours deep brown, with a massive yellow-white head. The nose is smoked streaky bacon, toast, treacle, caramel, roasted malt and earth. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, wood, saltiness, burnt caramel, subtle bacon and light spice, with a very dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty salty actually. Okish Brown ale.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold-amber with good, fine-bubble, foamy tan head / Light nose of hop, spice, and smoke / Medium body, creamy and lush, dry with low fruit, with bitter finish / Flavors of dry hop, buckwheat, clove, coriander, seeming rye spice, with just a hint of bacon / Not really a brown ale, more like a rye ipa.