BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Dark wood brown with adequate, but thinnish, lightly caramel brown head. Neutral oak woody aroma within the presence of softened brown malt. Again, the body is of a rather neutral oak woodiness, though there is some tannic bitterness as well. Brown malts provide nice backbone and flavor, but the experience is smooth and lacking any harsh roastiness. Dry oaky finish. kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
My least favorite from C.C. so far. But remains one of most popular. For me, it didnt have the flavor and subtle nuances of flavor I come to expect. Maybe the 5.5 abv made it seem weak as I been enjoying 9+ abv’s this month. Failed to impress me. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle purchased on Dec. 7, 2011, at Total Wine & More (Naples, FL). Pours a small semi-frothy, fizzy tan head that mostly diminished. Fair amount of lacing, opaque body and a reddish-brown hue. The aroma is malty, sweet, chocolate, roasty, and nutty. Ditto for the flavor along with some bitterness. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, a very tasty brown ale that is worth trying and a beer that I would definitely drink again. olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a hazy brown liquid with a small pale brown head. Milkchocolate on the nose. Malty taste with chocolate, not as strong as the smell. Nice brown ale with lots of milk chocolate. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Frothy light tan head having brown almost red colour. Aromas of almonds, roast and has a real vanilla or sweet aroma. it also has alittle funky note but not unpleasant. Medium bodied brew with lots of creamy richness and a hint of nutty or meal like. it also has a bit of sourness in there. very interesting brew.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour with red highlights and a tan head that leaves a nice lace. Very nutty on the nose with hints of roast and some oatmeal. Has a nice little hop presence on the front of the palate that settles into a classic half-roasted nutty brown ale. Finishes with a tangy edge. Solid brown. Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 9, 2011
750 ml bottle. A clear dark brown beer, with a large, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting beige head. The aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with a note of tobacco. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightlly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, soft/average carbonation, not a very long finish with moderate bitterness. It looks amazing and has a pretty good and complex aroma. The other departments score average, since it is a bit thin and watery. Nonetheless a good session beer monk191 (1976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Nice beer. Strong, creamy texture with vanilla and coffee. Smooth finish. Would have again.
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Bottle. Clear dark brown color with a medium beige head. Nice nutty malt aroma with some chocolate and roasty notes. Sweet malty flavor with nuts, caramel, toasty notes and light chocolate hints. Finishes drier and mildly bitter with a bit of hoppy notes. Medium-bodied. A decent Brown Ale. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
12 oz bottle in Miami. Tons of carb with this beer. The cap shot right off. This pours deep dark ruby with lots of foamy head. Aroma of roasty malt and chocolate. Tastes like a pretty standard brown ale. It’s good.