radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white/tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, touch of hops, caramel, hazelnut. Flavor is rich, creamy chocolate malts, hazelnut, oatmeal.
PorterPounder (7765) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Bellís.
JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ernest (7598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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-drinkiní, well-balanced brown ale. Thereís not too much going on in the nose, especially malt-wise (itís more hoppy than malty, but thankfully the hop nose is very herbal/spicy/floral, not a crude resin-bomb), but itís ok, not unattractive and no flaws. I wish the nose was as enjoyable as the flavor balance, and itís too bad the ABV isnít lower because at 4.5% or so this would be a terrific session beer.
blankboy (7595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Itís a good version of the style, itís just not one of my favourite styles to drink.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 lilí bit of alcohol. Very good brown.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7490) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 itís style.
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (7182) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TheAlum (7135) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Johnís Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Pours a hazy hazelnut brown with a small light brown head that seems solid and doesnít noticeably dissipate. Aromas of sweet dark malts, some fruity notes, a nutty feel, and a mild hoppiness. Initial taste composed of nuttiness, sweet and toasty darker malts, and a pleasant sweetness that I canít really put my finger on. Touches of cocoa and smoke also. Finishes nice and bitter but great as the hops come into the picture. A really good medium bodied brown ale.