donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 The bottle describes it as "the perfect mix of chocolate and toasty caramel flavours" which is dead on. It pours very dark with an immaculate head, creamy, not too sweet, bitter finish.
Re-rating, really strong roast aroma and flavour, one of the best heads I’ve seen. M_Sack (750) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 Bottle. Murky brown and frothy cream head. Chocolate, toasted nuts, marzipan, cherry and just a hint of citrus. Initial lemony citrus hop flavour, which leads into nuts, chocolate, caramel and toasted malt. Quite bitter for the style, but enjoyable. Slightly over carbonated for ur style, but the bitterness covers for it. Doesn’t have characteristic brown Ale hollowness in the middle. Westkyoto77 (636) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2014
More black than brown, hazy tinges
Sweet nose of burnt molasses, some caffe latte. Sticky body, medium to high carbonation. The first sip was a shock- like licking a brown sugar cube. Once I settled into it I got some rich malts, raisins. Bitter hops hold up the finish.
Overall distinctive and tasty when in the mood, but a touch overdone? omhper (25346) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
Keg at Mrs Parmas, Melbourne, Victoria. Hazy mahogany colour, mid sized head. Chocolaty nose. Mid dry with light body and clean mouthfeel. Chocolate and crystal malt, notes of wood and caramel. Light grassy bitterness. Interesting. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at Harts Pub, muddy dark brown looking body, touch of coffee on the nose then some vanilla, choc notes in the taste with roasted bitterness, smooth and easy drinking just probably let warm up a tad but didn’t have a chance.
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
500ml Bottle. Dark Amber/Brown coloured ale. Large, frothy head. Overall sweet aroma of chocolate, with strong notes of coffee and hints of roasted chestnuts. Full bodied ale, flavours of rich, dark caramel. Very malty. Notes of coffee with a strong, more stout like bitter finish. PetesBeers (38) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
A bit too chocolate-y for my taste - I like my browns nutty. Not very complex, really, even considering the lower alcohol content. On tap at the Wheaty. vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
500 mil bottle from Dans at Ringwood Roasted malty aroma dark Brown with a red ting good one finger tan head taste is malty with a dry finish overall very good Bif (2279) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at Mrs Parma. Served at dark brown color with a decent tan head an d good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, with some dark chocolate and bit of dark fruit. Taste of roast malt and caramel, bit of dark chocolate. Mild bitterness and afairly dry finish. Medium body, smooth texture and nixely balanced. Nice brown ale. Good for a couple. floydian1 (1477) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2013
500ml bottle in Melbourne. A cloudy dark brown beer with a reddish hue beneath a small tan head that provides a soapy lace. Aroma is toasted sweet caramel malts with hints of mocha and perhaps cherries. Flavour is sweet crystal malts up front with a mild dry hop finish. Palate is smooth and easy drinking with lowish carbonation and slick texture. English-style brown ales are malty and pretty straightforward making for easy sessionability and this certainly fits the bill.