chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3, on 4 August 2011. Mid brown colour. Sweetish with a fair amount of caramel and toffee. Touches of berry fruit in the flavour. Alcohol is a bit prominent and boozy. Quite chewy. Brown ales are not usually my thing but, overall I found it a rather likeable beer, if a little rough around the edges.
rajendra82 (911) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, auburn colored body, and a foamy wheat colored head, towering well above the rim of my mug, made this an attractive pour. The smell had a a lot of toffee, chocolate, and coffee aromas readily apparent, with coffee being detectable before even bring the nose to the glass. The taste abounded with the same themes, with a coffee dominated flavor profile, with hints of an oily oatmeal like flavor as well. The finish was soft and chocolaty, and there was very little aftertaste. This was definitely a solid offering from this new local brewer. I look forward to sampling more.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Poured brown with a frothy tan head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. The flavor found nut, dark chocolate, and light fruit. Light to medium body, slightly chalky, and a roasted malt aftertaste.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Brown colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, caramel, toffee, mild earth and some wooden notes. Flavour is caramel malts, some alcohol, wood and mild vanilla and earthy notes.
48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Suprisingly yummy. Dark brown pour with quick head but decent lacing. Nose is malty with some wood. Taste is malty, earthy and sweet. Nice on the palate.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Alcohol, fruit, caramel and oak. Smooth. Decent, but not very well composed.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear orange coloured with no head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Fruity and light roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild fruity and roasted malty. Sweet caramelish, light yeasty and light bitter hoppy too. Sweet, light fruity and caramelish flavoured. Bitter, sweet and caramelish finish.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GBBF. Hazy copper brown. Berry and caramel aroma. Slightly acidic berries flavours, but good sweet caramel too. Well-made.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with copper edges and tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, earthy malts, crystal malts and some dark fruity esters. The taste has some sweet malts, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate malts and then earthy dark roasted coffee. It ends with the addition of some sweet caramel malts too. Good taste overall but a bit disjointed.