gam (3480) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big frothy biege head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas smokey mildness grain sweetness rich chocolate flavours sweet grain some coffee bacon smokeyness bright fizzy touch the finish best aftertastes malt smokey touch sweetness average ale
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a maple aroma. There is a standard brown ale base with lots of smoke and a very dry finish.
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml can. All foam this one as it starts off with a mountain of thick brown foam that takes awhile to sette. Hiding underneath the foam is a rather tasty beer.
Leafs93 (1818) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is smoke, nutty, and roast. Taste is sweet with light acidic tartness. Smooth with an almost oily texture. Was expecting some notes of bacon but not much of anything came through, more of a standard brown.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at EBF. Very much like your typical browns but with just a hint of smoky character. Doesn’t really overpower the flavor too much, you still get the nutty malty flavors from the beer, which is always good.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with nuts and caramel.
andyhwcinc (1591) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Enjoyed from can while hanging out at the roof top at Fountainhead in Chicago, IL on my birthday. I didn’t take tasting notes for this one, but I remember being completely unimpressed. At one point I got a pure gulp of sodium, maybe my worst beer drinking experience so far. Not the worst beer ever, but not really too good and Rogue’s bacon beer was hands down much better than this one.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 3/9/2012. This brown ale pours a medium to dark brown color from a 16oz. can. Medium sized beige/tan head with decent retention. The aroma is malty, caramel, maple and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, with a touch of maple and perhaps some bacon. The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent carbonation. Touch of nuttiness. Touch of bacon at the finish. Not sure what I was expecting and not sure that this is it. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Brenhophead (636) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 pint can. Pours a clear red/dark brown hue with a fluffy off white head. I get a sweet buckwheat aroma but not alot of bacon. Big buckwheat flavour in this beer and as it warms in the mouth i get that meaty (bacon) like flavour on the back of the tongue. Nice beer but not overly complex.
t_wc_0 (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from IBS.
Served at 4 degC.
Aroma upon opening, slightly roasted malts & anise hint of smoke (as i read the label)
Pours with a medium head consistent med/large bubbles, which lingers through 2nd sip. Gradually fades to strong lacing around edges.
Also sharp but mellow bitterness.
Anise & bitterness mellows & roasty subtle sweetness shines due to excellent body & mouth feel. Smooth & subtle biscuit malts follow.
Hint of dill fronds compliments subtle sweetness.
As it warms hint of alcohol is noticeable.
Slight sweet smokiness.
Serious food pairing possibilites; bacon, smoked salmon, porcini mushroom, vegimite, parmesan & soy. To the kitchen!