Jimbo2 (474) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2017 gardyloo (12) - USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 a brown ale for ipa fans. it’s hoppier than your run of the mill brown ale, and really drinkable, especially on tap. its a fairly different animal on tap - i get the feeling its a little maltier when bottled, could be me though. i’ve actually come across this beer in bars more often in D.C. than in new york.
Meh. Nut brown colour. Slightly flowery aroma. A bit of malty sweetness, subdued hops. Slightly watery. GoddamnNoise (158) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2017
355 ml. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: not very intense aromas of toasted malts, caramel, dried fruits, biscuits, bread crust. Burnt caramel overtones. No hints of hops.
Appearance: deep brown color without hazyness with reddish and deep copper highlights. Light brown head. Medium to high head thickness. Low to medium retention. Medium Brussels’ lacing. Creamy head made of tiny bubbles. A one finger layer of foam remains over the beer.
Taste: medium to high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Quite intense and good flavors of malts, toasted malts, dried fruits, caramel, nutty and walnut flavors, biscuits, bread crust. Balance is on the sweet side. Not very noticeable hops’ flavors. Very complex flavors of malts with many layers of flavors.
Palate: light to medium body, watery to oily texture, very low carbonation, quite long slightly bitter finish of toasted and roasted malts, caramel, biscuit, dried fruits, nuts, walnut. A little bit of astringency.
Overall: very good appearance, faint aromas but pleasant, quite intense and pleasant flavors of toasted malts, caramel, nuts, walnut, biscuit, bread crust. No much hop flavors nor aromas. Good brew. SarkyNorthener (4608) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle from asda, Cannock. Brown beer with medium head. Aroma of brown bread, malts and dark chocolate. Taste is bitter, chocolate, dry malts, cocoa and nutty. Very good. mmmeinike (184) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2017
Dark brown appearance with a tan head. Caramel, cocoa, chocolate and som nutty aroma. Taste of bread, nuts and caramel.
ianwelby (1384) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2017
Lively brown ale, off-white head. Caramel, cocoa and raisins in the aroma. Flavour is rich and malty, with some fruit and chocolate and toffee. A touch of bitter, maybe citric, hop in there as well and that aspect of it lingers too. Quite an interesting mix of things going on here.
nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Keg at ECBF. Nose is dry caramel, tastes similar, nutty, light, quite basic brown. ironcontra (268) - POLAND - MAY 30, 2017
On tap @ Edinburgh Beer Festival. An acceptable ale which isnt sweet enough to tire and decently refreshing but really nothing to seek out. eRock_2013 (468) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From the bottle, this refined brown ale pours an appealing semi-opaque amber-brown chestnut color with a crisp white foamy head, looks rather hearty. Aroma is a uniquely complex malty profile, notes of caramel toffee, cocoa, other roasty malt notes. Taste follows as a thoroughly toasted palate of caramel malty flavors, predominantly of toffee I would say. Some mild hoppy notes, but the malt nuances do the heavy lifting. Medium-bodied and smooth, but not as creamy as advertised. Overall still an excellent display of the wide range of flavors that can be gleaned from malt alone. erikaraeb (218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Mild, malty, toffee-like aroma. Similar on the taste, though a bit watery. A good "starter" brown ale. radassace (317) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a small tan head. Nose is caramel, chocolate, eye, nutty and a sweet citrus hoppiness. Silky smooth and a nice medium body. Taste is very rich, chocolate, caramel, brown bread, walnuts and a nice bitter finish. Slightly floral in the bitterness with some orange and lemon peel. Lovely.