argo0 (13614) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some toffee, faint nutty. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, light roasty, molasses. Medium body, lightly sticky.
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a pleasant burned caramel malt, dark fruit esters. In mouth, a spiced roasted coffee malt with light butterscotch notes, oily mouthfeel, not bad. Bottle at Maggie’s on the River, August 27, 2010.
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown location, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, nutty notes and husky malt notes. Taste is chocolate, nutty notes and faint hops in the finish. Also just a faint note of coffee and molasses. Medium bodied. Nice and refreshing.
Christian (13085) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour
DSG (12576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Re-rate 6/10/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Roastiness, chocolate, nuts, caramel, some herbal hops. Bittersweet, finishes bitter. Decent. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
Re-rate 2/13: Bottle. Beer Of The Month Club. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Nutty malty aroma with light toastiness/roastiness, some caramel, notes of chocolate and a light fruity hint. Sweetish malty and nutty flavor, slightly roasty, with a dry finish with mild hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. A good easy-drinking Brown Ale. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Bottle sample at a tasting. Dark brown color with a beige head. Malty aroma with some roastiness, some nuts and hints of caramel. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of roastiness and a bit of nuts. A dry and mildly roasted finish. Medium-bodied. Nice. 6/4/6/3/13=3.2
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and rich brown, near mahogany, with a medium-sized tan frothy head. Hoppy caramel malt aroma with a faint roastiness to it. Patchy thin film lacing. Slightly bitter roasted caramel malt flavor with a hoppiness in the middle and a slight chocolate coffee finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing, smooth and creamy palate.
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-peat/smoky/sweet, dark fruit, some hops bite. Medium body. OK/mild carbonation. Nice.
Dogbrick (12252) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Pretty gimmicky name, yes? Pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing rings. The aroma is nutty and roasty. Medium-bodied with toasted malt, hops and a bit of fruit in the flavor. The finish is lightly malty with just a hint a hops. Overall this is an average Brown Ale.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, roast, and some earthiness. Tastes of roast, nuts, lighter caramel, and a lighter earthiness.
crossovert (11819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Brewed at the new facility according to the label. Not sure if it is still new but ill take it. Rather than brown this is actually a really deep plum/magenta color. The smell is pleasant, light cocoa, roasted malts, slight earthiness. The flavor is ok. Definitely a big metallic note but in this case it doesn’t ruin the beer. The rest of the flavor is light and refreshing slightly roasty mineral watery ale. It drinks super light, a good dark beer for summer.