tmoreau (3144) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. showing a bright & clear brown tone, modest, bubbly, soft white head foam that diminished rapidly to a ring & film, and left some dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was mild, with light grain/wheat, some toastiness, and a touch of caramel. Less than medium bodied, a little watery, with low peppery bitterness, weak malt taste, and no noticeable bacon or smoked hints imo, even after a decent warming period. Bacon was the hook, but it didn’t deliver. Very average Brown.
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can brought back from California by a generous friend. Pours a true brown with lots of carbonation and a very very very light brown head that is massive. Loads of clumpy lacing. Nose is sweet light malt. Brown sugar. Tastes sweet, malty, bitter, alcohol. A touch of smoke.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber-brown beer with a dark cream head. Light smokey aroma. Smoke and malt flavor with light caramel and light spice. Medium bodied. Smoke and caramel linger with light spice.
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy chestnut/ruby color with a huge tan head..very nice retention and lacing. Aroma has mild dark fruits, nuts, and bread. Flavor has very mild smoke but mostly like a fruit and nut bread with a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is slightly fruity and earthy/bitter. Wheres the bacon!?
Lowenbrau (2760) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Subtle atrt and roasty aromas, some caramel ones. Pours dark copper, opaque and cloudy, with frothy tan head, vanishing, some lacing. Taste is sweet, dry aftertaste, some roasted flavours, very subtle ones. Enjoyable anyway.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a khaki head. Only lightly smokey aroma, a bit salty, and some roasted malt. Toasted bread sweetness, toffee, nuts, and dark fruit. Flavor is a little fruitier and sweeter than expected. Mild smoke, almonds, toasted bread, and some roasted malt. Interesting, but not exactly what I was expecting.
lambo47 (8) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great bitter finish but not so much of a bacon taste to me. Smokey but no swine
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a huge, overly carbonated fizzy head. Smells of burnt toffee, a little metallic. Taste is slightly smoky, burnt sugar, little bitterness but no bacon. Not bad, but not spectacular either
joeneugs (4588) - 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 (552) - 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!