onceblind (11135) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Clear deep chestnut amber with a foamy light beige head. Creamy milk chocolaty aroma aroma that's slightly earthy and biscuity. Smooth nutty chocolaty aroma that's brown malty and the tiniest bit of biscuity toast. Light creamy undertone throughout. jandorris (951) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bardzo ładna brązowa barwa, z ładną, utrzymującą się przez dłuższą chwilę pianą. W zapachu czekolada i palone słody. W smaku czekolada, karmel, palone słody, które dają delikatną kwaśność. AleCommander24 (2) - Ballinasloe, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2016 does not count
Found it hard to pour very lively foam, Not a big fan of ale found it very bitter in general. If your a Newcastle brown fan I would give this a try. hansvf (944) - - JUN 10, 2016
Ruikt erg kruidig. Koriander en nootmuskaat? Bruin, maar weinig schuim. Smaakt ook kruidig. Het heeft wel wat, maar niet erg lekker. Carlowxxx (140) - Carlow, IRELAND - OCT 18, 2015
bottle fat home. Appearance: Very dark brown,
Aroma: hint of hops, a little chocolate and spice too.
Flavour: slight hoppiness . Not bad.
Padchenko (395) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2015
Pours as reddish brown ale with little or no head. Medium carbonation. Hops and barley malt flavour but not especially bitter, although there is some bitterness in the finish. there is also a discernible sweetness in the mouth. Decent beer triskaideka (369) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUN 29, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 29-JUN-15 4-1-3-2-8 = 18
50cl bottle - based on the reviews I was looking forward to this - but it was all wrong. Poured dark red/brown - no discernible head. Flat - zero carbonation. Flavour dominated by phenolic/TCP type taste. Must be a bad bottle - might risk another one sometime.
Revisited Nov 15
A lot better - in line with other reviews. Pours dark red/brown with beige head. Aroma - moderate citrus; Taste: caramel malts underlying the hoppy top notes. beerbomb65 (46) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - DEC 28, 2014
I like this beer a lot, 500ml bottle bought from McHugh’s off-license, Dublin. A nice deep reddish brown colour with a thin head which reduces to almost nothing. I get chocolate, nutty roasted malts and fruity caramel with a slight bitter citrus aftertaste, went down really well. Drinking_77 (148) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 13, 2014
St. Mel’s Brown Ale might be one of the country’s very few craft brown ales produced at the moment so unsurprisingly it might take a while for the public to adjust their taste-buds to this, but for the connoisseur and experienced craft beer drinker this chocolate and caramel tasting beer hits the spot.
The appearance on pour shows a good frothy head with a brown body, not a bad looking beer. Definitely enticing.
The aroma had a proper beer smell to it. Smelling of a good touch of cocoa, some toasty malts, and some light citrus smells.
The taste was very interesting. I picked up a good variety of tastes and flavours, and found that once you got more into the drink the flavours picked up. There was a chocolate and fruity caramel flavour giving it a nice taste, and on the aftertaste a citrus kick was noticed. A little bitter but very drinkable. Of the three beers from the St Mel’s range I have to say this was my favourite as it has a good body of flavours, had strength and a lovely taste. I really look forward to when St Mel’s develop this into a draught beer as a pint of this would be lovely as a thirst quencher. Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Pours a clear red brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, roast, spicy hops. The taste is tart malt, brown malt, chocolate, herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied.