heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Easily the best beer I had on tap at the brewpub. This was like a light brown porter and absolutely impressed me. The body was dark brown with copper at the edges. A light tan head lasted for a long time. The aroma was malty with marischino cherries and some molasses. The taste was lightly burned coffee with some dark chocolate. However, this roasted character came together in a very pleasing manner. There was some nice earthy raisin in the finish. Classic for the heavier end of the style as far as I am concerned.
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker pint at the brewpub. Pour is brown ruby, clear with a smallish tan head. Aroma of semi sweet caramel malt. Taste is smooth maltiness, touch of earthy peatiness and a hint of bright hops. Nicely balanced brown, super drinkable. Palate is medium, full but light. Quite impressed, I usually can take or leave Browns, but this was a nice one.
beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shaker @ brewpub, numerous times through numerous batches. Color is dark brown with just a few lighter edges. Aroma is lightly prune watery malts with a thick earthy, soil-like maltiness. faint sweet hops as well. Taste is a very "real" brown, just thick , earthy, and toasty. The mix works great. A light bitterness from the malts at the end. A fuller, thicker mouthfeel adds very nicely to the structure of the beer. One of the best brown ales I have ever had, always like to see this on tap at the brewpub. It has actually been better at other times than this batch that I am rating.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery with theisti. Brown color with small tan head. Nose of caramel malts and some molasses. Flavor is peat, coffee and roasted malts. Pretty darnk good brown.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orangish brown with a fluffy off white head. Good strong malted barley roasted grain and nutty aroma and taste with a full bodied palate. Not bad.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in August 2008.
Poured a moderately dark chestnut brown with an off white head and a bit of sticky lacing as it made its way down the glass. Nose had a touch of light roast along with nice notes of caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Perhaps a touch of chocolate. Taste was a bit more standard malt without some of the nuances of the nose that intrigued me. Mouthfeel was good with a medium body and decent carbonation levels. Not a bad offering at all. Enjoyed this place and will go back next time we are in Lawrence.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-29-2010
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 23rd. Pours a brune body with an off white head. Earth y spruce, dark nut y tawny character. Light coco and chocolate malts. Nutty a hint of fig. Nice.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish amber with a medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of honey roasted nuts and milk chocolate. Flavor of peanuts, toasted bread and light caramel.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at 23rd Street. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (herbal, earthy), and light esters (dried fruit). Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (earthy, herbal), and light esters (dried fruit). Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Pretty good. Easy drinker.