DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Dark ruby pour with a tidy yellow-beige head. Enticing, sweet, milk chocolate coated vanilla and fig aroma identical to that untraceable sake I’ve got in the fridge. Slick and malty with a satisfying, layered sweetness hinting at Allsorts, muscovado, black cherry and fig. Maybe a trace of floral hop- after you’ve been on the extreme chilli houmous, at least. Proper brown ale, no doubt.
HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 I enjoyed this. The pour was a nice dark mahogany color that foamed nicely, yet thinly laced. A sweet oak and hint of molasses aroma. Great bold taste, similar to Brooklyn but a little too thin on the palate. Overall it is one I will drink many more times. Better than Bells!
Borup (13797) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, caramel and hops.
HopfenWeisse (1521) - - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Amber brown colour with nice head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity. Flavour is malt, sweet, hoppy dry finish. Great stuff.
Sledutah (7451) - Utah, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stubby 22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Appearance: Clear brown with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nutty and dark fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, dark fruit, raisins and caramel
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish-red colour. Some toasted malt aroma. Flavour is fruity, nutty, with some caramel notes.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First impression seemed very thin, but after warming up it had some nice roasted flavors along with spice and some nuts. little bit of hops. says citra hops but i didnt detect a lot of hopping. really thin for a 6%, even looks thin and has a small wispy head and clear light brown appearance. american brown ales are kind of weird and i dont know exactly who keeps buying them since beer snobs dont care for them. this one is a good example of the style though so i’ll give it some points for that. but i dont see myself getting a 6 pack of it, well, ever
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at Wine and Cheese Place) deep brown with off white head. Toasty malt aroma. Sweetish caramel/bready malts with a bit of acidity.
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, reddish-brown color with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, cherry, raisin. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, toffee, with a malty, sweet finish. A fine brown ale.
DuffMan (10143) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with copper highlights and a rocky tan head that shows great retention. Aroma is very nice, sweet brown sugar and breadcrusts, hints of fruit. Nice malty palate, dark and sweet, with a very dry bitter finish. Certainly tasty, yet marred considerably by over carbonation and a hard mouthfeel. Some metal in the finish.