Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma is roasty, malty, nutty and lightly fruity, with suggestions of dark bread, brown sugar, earthiness, faint citrus, very light cocoa and a nice leafy hop character in the background. Clear medium auburn in color, with a lasting, fine, ivory head. Flavor profile is similarly roasty and fruity, interesting balance there, with very lightly sweet, dark, bready malt, hazelnut, and a fruity, herbal hop presence throughout, finishing with a light-moderate dosage of bitterness and drying out a bit somewhere along the way. Active and light on the palate, but with a familiar coating feel seen in other offerings by this brewer, and medium body. Delicious and intriguing, certainly one of the best Browns I have ever had. I love that Anchor house character, I really do.
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby - thick head with decent retention - the citra hops dominate the nose, but the roasted malt surprisingly compliments it quite well - sadly, the same cannot be said of the flavor - the beer is quite dry and roasty and the bright citrus notes of the hops simply do not work with or compliment this character - tangy, dry, citric finish - the body is creamy , the malt base is firm and the beer is well-attenuated, but it just doesn’t come together for me.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Little head, brown. nice chockolate and light licorice nose medium body and length. Some dryish exit with soft chockolate
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. A lot of carmel and brown sugar in the nose with strong notes of floral hops. The beer is deep brown with a syrupy tan head. A balance of sweet caramel with bitter floral hops. Chewy with a balanced impression.
iceman15658 (137) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a coppery clear body with a thin white head. Aroma is that of nuts. The taste has a bit of toffee and maybe a tough of almond. Not one of my favorite styles but it was a nice suprise.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour, off white head. Nutty, malty and some sweetness. It is tasty, but nothing special.
RobertDale (6214) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and pine. Taste is malt, caramel, pine, and citrus. Some hop bitterness. Pretty good.
TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear mahogany color with a nice light tan top. Taste of spruce, floral, citrus, herbs, brown sugar. Medium carbonation. Too hoppy for this style IMO
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of nuts, brown malt, raisins, caramel, citrus, vinous hops, spice. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a short lived light brown head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grass and hints of fruit. Taste is also malty, caramel, grass, roasted notes leading to a dry bitter finish. Pretty good.