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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The brown ale to end all brown ales. Enjoy it, because there is no longer any reason to drink another. You’ve reached the pinnacle. A healthy blend of traditional British malts give this popular style a semi-sweet, biscuity, slightly roasted flavor. Oats thicken the mouthfeel, and a handful of specialty malts add complex chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes. The hops are mostly traditional, earthy British hops, but we cocked it up a bit with some Cascade late in the boil just to show those snooty Brits that we don’t approve of that Constitutional Monarchy crap.

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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1278) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Smells of caramel, malt and coffee. There is a semi biter taste but mostly a coffee and malt flavor. Interesting brown.


4.2
zoucrew102 (2233) - - JAN 14, 2018
Pint can. Starts with chocolate malt aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit and a bit of roasted malt pours dark brown with a thin tan head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with dark chocolate, biscuit and caramel malt flavors. Finishes smooth and a bit dry with roasted malt and toffee flavors clinging to the palate. Excellent brown ale!

4.2
Dacrza (1067) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2018
DATE: January 6, 2017... OCCASION: letting the annual post-Christmas dinner at Ss. Peter and Paul Church... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... pours a heady, two-fingered clump of brown snow that sits atop a ruby-brown body full of effervescence... aroma reeks of lactose, tobacco, weathered leaves, woody pulp, chocolate, roasted malts, and sweet biscuit--a veritable panoply the opposite of the can's artwork... sips a creamy, textured start and approaches a full-bodied finish... this eschews the usual flat cola/butter consistency, in a favor of a lactic, thickening, substantial mouthfeel... continuing its narrative, the flavor strikes with chocolate, tobacco leaf, caramel, Fuggels-driven grass and herb, light citrus, mint, and mild tea... a truly enjoyable beer that unfortunately may be panned due to its crude can--in fact, I bought it as a gag Christmas gift for my brother.... in his generosity, he left me one of them, and quite a regifting...

4
GoufCustom (2251) - HONG KONG - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018

473 ml (16 oz) can bought at YATA in YoHo Mall, Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear amber copper colour. Gusher alert! Five finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Brown malt, with moderate roastyness, strong caramel, sticky toffee, rich chocolate, strong raisins, dark fruits, strong cream, citrus, waffles, fruit cakes, Cola, floral, strong molasses, spices, biscuits and grass. Very nice!

Taste: Medium sweet Brown malt, with very strong roasted coffee, dark chocolates, burnt toast, caramel, Cola, floral, fair molasses, spices, biscuits, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Very good dark maltyness in a slightly runny but solid background. Some oat smoothness come through but mostly the fine taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast which shine here, complimented by very hoppy citrus. Flowery with moderate sweetness, spicy biscuity with strong lemon to round. Crafty!

Hoppiness: Citrus, floral, spices, and grass in nose. Floral, spices, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness - hops and burnt malt- is quite strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet roasted coffee malty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Lemony chocolate and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Its rich and complex aroma of chocolate malt and citrusy hops make all the right noise off the start, but it was the immense roast coffee and hoppy Cascade taste that truly impress. Not too sweet, and even with lesser oats to perk up the palate this one is a joy from start to end. A real gem!

4
balloonbuffoon (737) - - DEC 20, 2017
16floz can, no date, $3.50 single, pint glass. It's brown with clarity, a tan head, and an exceptional toasted nutty aroma. Sessionable, leans toward the dry side as far as browns. Taste follows very similarly to the aroma. Although it is only merely good - toasted bread and dry roasted nuts. A name and label to avoid buying, but good.

2.9
simontomlinson (673) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Thin beige head left a cover on a clear mahogany coloured, still body. Milk, coffee & brown sugar aroma. Medium bodied, very dry, minimal carbonation & clean on the back. Thins out a lot on finish. Burnt coffee, malt, bitter hops & grape hints. Each mouthful just tastes less & less impressive - so let down on the back with no body, taste or substance whatsoever.

4.1
colui72 (1157) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2017
Pours dark brown, huge beige head, lot of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Tastes medium bitter, lot of roasted barley, chocolate, caramel, toffee. spices and some fruity hops. Creamy, with average carbonation, medium bodied, very tasty. Very nice ale.

3.5
harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Can from BrewDog online and drunk at home. Clear very deep brown colour lasting beige head. Brown malty aroma. It's a brown malty beer. F8ne. Decent. Balanced. Not overly hoppy. S9me dryness on the finish. S9me dry brown malty mouthfeel. Its ok.

3.4
theprof (1364) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Tap. Pours brown body off white lace top. Aroma malty roasted toasted and plain. Taste is medium bitter sour bitter. Palate is medium and never full bodied even if the texture is sticky and the carbonation average. I took against this as I read the commercial description which is relentlessly hyperbolic and finally xenophobic. Brits do not unanimously favour monarchy, in fact Americans seem more interested than most intelligent Brits. But objectively it's a decent brown ale.

3.5
Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2017
16oz can from Against the Grain. Pour is brown with notes of chocolate malt, light coffee, and some nuts.

2.4
oobawa (1854) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Surprisingly tame brown ale, more like a session IBA, offering up biscuit and slight cocoa brown ale notes up against a heavy Cascade finish. Malts are very, very mild, mainly giving a toasty undercurrent laced with caramel and bread. Hops add a piney bitterness on the back with a strong yeasty backbone. Underwhelming nose hints at biscuit and pine. Pours thin for a brown, coming out a brownish-red but giving up little head or lacing. Watery feel doesn't help. Neither does the can. Christ. Get it together, TTB.


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