Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a light hazy woody copper brown with a thinning head to a film. Aroma is solvent, plastic phenolics, grass, slight smoke, and burnt notes- maybe a hitn of bacon, but it is messy and overkill with solvent and spice. Flavor is nutty, earthy, toast, light smoke, more plastic, phenol solvent, earth and a slick oily plastic and leather finish solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours ok - brown with decent head and lacing, but smells like tin initially. Tastes with light hops but even that’s a stretch. Leave is sour with little bitterness. Lively carbonation. Another average brown ale. Tall can from the Strath in Victoria. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bacon brown-amber body with a caramel-brown thin head, fed by lazy, but steady, carbonation. Wonderful amber malt nose with a unique, if undiscernable character that is at once both mysterious, and enticing. Candi juicy fruit flavors dominated the palate and clash with the quite different olfactory experience. Some bacon smoke on the finish, albeit a very subtle touch. Pretty understated for a "bacon" beer. nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
16oz can pours a hazy caramel brown with some frothy, white head. Aroma makes it obvious... infection. Smells dusty, like an old couch and not much else. Flavor is sweet, malty, dusty, not too much happening. Watery finish. Way off. tmoreau (4579) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. showing a bright & clear brown tone, modest, bubbly, soft white head foam that diminished rapidly to a ring & film, and left some dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was mild, with light grain/wheat, some toastiness, and a touch of caramel. Less than medium bodied, a little watery, with low peppery bitterness, weak malt taste, and no noticeable bacon or smoked hints imo, even after a decent warming period. Bacon was the hook, but it didn’t deliver. Very average Brown.
Hammy78 (974) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Can brought back from California by a generous friend. Pours a true brown with lots of carbonation and a very very very light brown head that is massive. Loads of clumpy lacing. Nose is sweet light malt. Brown sugar. Tastes sweet, malty, bitter, alcohol. A touch of smoke. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Draft. Amber-brown beer with a dark cream head. Light smokey aroma. Smoke and malt flavor with light caramel and light spice. Medium bodied. Smoke and caramel linger with light spice. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours a hazy chestnut/ruby color with a huge tan head..very nice retention and lacing. Aroma has mild dark fruits, nuts, and bread. Flavor has very mild smoke but mostly like a fruit and nut bread with a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is slightly fruity and earthy/bitter. Wheres the bacon!? Lowenbrau (4662) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2013
On tap @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Subtle atrt and roasty aromas, some caramel ones. Pours dark copper, opaque and cloudy, with frothy tan head, vanishing, some lacing. Taste is sweet, dry aftertaste, some roasted flavours, very subtle ones. Enjoyable anyway.
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a brown color with a khaki head. Only lightly smokey aroma, a bit salty, and some roasted malt. Toasted bread sweetness, toffee, nuts, and dark fruit. Flavor is a little fruitier and sweeter than expected. Mild smoke, almonds, toasted bread, and some roasted malt. Interesting, but not exactly what I was expecting.