after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
12-oz. Pours a murky and very dark brown with a billowing, fluffy off-white head. Somewhat soapy nose, soft cookie dough and caramel notes in there as well. Somewhat watery and fairly light body, a bit slippery, very soft carb. Earth, caramel, and soap on the mid-palate. Mild finish. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle of batch number 8856 shared by Dogbrick. Pours a cloudy light brown with a medium tan head. Malty caramel aroma with a bit of hop. Flavor is pretty much the same. Decent, but not quite as robust as I like my brown ales. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Blue Max Liquors, Burnsville, Mn - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sediment filled dark orange to light brown with a thin, but sticky mocha colored head. Delectably sweet, chocolately aroma with some burnt marshmallow notes in there as well. Delicous nutty flavor some caramel, roasted marshmallows and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Another winner from Bell’s. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a large beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty with hints of cocoa and wood. . The flavor wass tangy and malty with notes of dry chocolate, wood, and a mild roasty undertone. Medium length finish. Medium body. Well made for it’s style. Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
A very easy-drinkin’, well-balanced brown ale. There’s not too much going on in the nose, especially malt-wise (it’s more hoppy than malty, but thankfully the hop nose is very herbal/spicy/floral, not a crude resin-bomb), but it’s ok, not unattractive and no flaws. I wish the nose was as enjoyable as the flavor balance, and it’s too bad the ABV isn’t lower because at 4.5% or so this would be a terrific session beer.
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy bubbly dark amber-brown with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, spices, brown sugar, some hops and nuts -- a hint of metal in there too. Simple and straightforward malty flavour with some nuts and a mild hoppy finish. I got some metal in the flavour as well. Medium bodied. It’s a good version of the style, it’s just not one of my favourite styles to drink. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle. Batch #7091. Medium, hazy copper/brown pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Lots of spicy malts and nuttiness in the aroma, along with earth and a little peat... quite aromatic for a brown. Flavor picks up a bunch of caramel, toffee, and nutty sweetness with hints of smoke and spices at the finish. Smooth yet slightly grainy on the palate. Rich, malty finish with floral hops, berries, and a lil’ bit of alcohol. Very good brown. Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Brownish amber, small head (typical to Bells?). Very light in aroma, slightly malty .Flavour got some more malt character with grassy notes, medium roasted. Long lasting bitter brown mouthfeel . Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
This beer poured in chunks. There is what can almost be called debris floating around. Not pretty! Other than that is is a nice medium brown color and has a very pleasant aroma. Raisens are the most prominent but some malt is also in there. Flavor is also malty sweetness and bitter, too. I really enjoyed this beer except for the dregs. They are very prominent and both float and sink. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light sweet malt, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.