wombat23 (2132) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt, tea, alcohol, sweet. Taste: malt, bread, tea, rust, spice, some oxidation possible. might be a little stale. Stew41 (2117) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 13, 2010
Nice. Clearly a new world style with plenty of hop input. Has a ’Rogue’ feel about it - think pretty herbal and fruity hops. Malts are tight and a touch roasty, but it’s more about the hops with this beer. Packs good punch for a beer under 6%. Yorker (2115) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly reddish brown with some sediment and a large off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is nuts, toasted, almost roasted, malts, fruity hops. Flavour is pretty similar to the aroma with a slightly bitter finish. sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
Keg - Hashigo Zake, Wellington. Poured with a fine but lasting and lacing off-white head above a clear copper brown coloured body. Distinct spice and herbal characters notably of clove, particularly on the palate, coupled with robust choccy malts and a dry, zesty citric hop profile. Firm mouthfeel, medium body and crisp carbonation with an enduring bitterness and herbal linger. Not a traditional brown ale as such but one with intriguing bittersweet interplay and herbal interest. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap. Great, unique beer. Aromas of grass, roasted caramel, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with light bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, with a medium body, and lively carbonation. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2011
Looks to be a lush, full, nutty brown with rosy amber highlights under a good white head. Aromas of honeycombs, walnuts and waffles and there’s chocolate and caramel. It’s a sweety with flavours of caramel and very understated bitterness. There’s an on-going flavour of ground hazelnuts and then the bitterness goes from underneath to a bit more prominent and there’s a lovely soft finish that endures. I do like a brown ale and I like this one in particular. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Thick foamy head, cloudy deep red/brown colour, sweet nutty aroma, caramel nut flavours, you should drink this. Vells (1980) - Rīga, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Dark amber with huge beige head. Lacing nicely.
Aroma.. floral sweet nose, grassy hops, hint of honey, decent malty.
Bit sweet, with medium bitter dry finish. beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2017 Restrained malt aroma in a deep red brown pour. Hop forward balance with a big malty body and crisp clean finish. Full bodied and well balanced, this brew makes a nice change from the regular hop dominated IPAs that are standard fare today. BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2011
[bottle at BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh] Hazy brown colour from the bottle, thin off-white head. Very tempting aromas of toffee and caramel malt, with some grassy hop mingling as well. I really love strong brown ales like this – the woody, nutty flavours are just great. Finishes very smooth indeed, with a touch of chocolate. Really drinkable for 5.7%, it’s extremely well-balanced and very mellow. A few of these of an evening would be great – this brewery is one to watch, clearly