cgil68 (28) - - SEP 9, 2016
Great color mahogany brown slight head that dissapates quickly. Medium body but great nutty dried fruit raisiny with a bit of hop and opens up more as it warms a bit
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ThomasEK (29) - - SEP 4, 2016
Mřrkebrun med skum der hurtigt forsvinder. Hasselnřdder og brćndte mandler, men uden at vćre sřdlig. Quick3Beers (1199) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours a very slightly reddish brown from a bottle, off-white head leaves some lacing. Aroma is a bready toffee. Flavor is like bread dough with some caramel, rather watery, a little metallic although that’s fading as I drink it. Good beer. janubio (841) - SPAIN - SEP 3, 2016
Pours an amber-reddish colour, with a big head. Great retention, creamy big lace. Aroma ff nuts, malts, notes of chocolate and caramel. Madiumto light body body, thin texture. Garbonation is great. Taste of nuts, caramel, liquor, notes of chocolate. Good, but not great. martpez (206) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Nutty and malty with the flavors coming from the malts. Has the classic slightly rusty sam smiths taste (which is surprisingly pleasant it tastes of bronze and tradition)
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a clear brown with foamy beige head. Nut dominated aroma, some caramel and malt. Malty flavour, with nutty, caramel and fruity notes. miroleite (2) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
Aromas: nutty, toffee and caramel. Mouth: malt, caramel and hoppy bitter. Foam: light brown, medium. Overall: 3,25/5. chinchill (4899) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
From 2011 notes:
When I first tried this beer about 20 years ago, I thought it was probably the best beer I had ever had. (I was probably right). Having one for the first time since joining BA, I had high hopes but some anticipation that it could be disappointing - I’ve tried a lot of beers over the past 2 decades. Well, it was not at all disappointing. Perhaps not the very best brown ale I’ve ever had, but excellent, upholding its reputation as a gold standard of English browns.
Plenty of caramel malt in the aroma. Tastes only slight nutty at first, but a more notable nuttiness in the excellent malty finish. Perfect balance of flavors. Slightly fruity.
Mouthfeel - a tad thin; otherwise excellent, with perfect carbonation.
O - outstanding example of style. Refined and superbly crafted. PowY (695) - AUSTRIA - JUN 10, 2016
550 ml bottle. Pours clear copper with a light brown head. The aroma is moderatly malty - bread and roasted malt together with some grassy hoppiness and also a little yeasty. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel with soft to lively carbonation. The flavor starts light sweet with some fruity acidity and a bitterness that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. Roasted malt with some caramel and nuts and mild coffee in the aftertaste - all aromas a little hidden. Overall not too exciting but a nice brew. Fules (1186) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
Gyönyörű mahagóni szín, közepes, nem túl tartós hab. Illata édeskés, aszalt gyümölcsös, diós. Íze édeskés, karamelles, pici kakaóval és aszalt gyümölcsökkel. Icipici keserű, alacsony karbonáció, közepes test, jó összhang.