thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
((22oz bottle) clear medium brown, lasting creamy fine tan head. Nose is roasty, nutty, sweet cream, oats are apparent. Taste is bitter, roasty, cream, oats, sweet nuts and the bitter oils from nuts.
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown, roughly the color of a deep porter, with a 1-inch creamy, tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Medium mouthfeel. Very strong roasted malt flavor, with the prevalent coffee flavor not far behind. Since American Brown Ales encompass such a wide range of flavors and approaches, itís difficult for me to say that Four Hands has created a spot-on version of the style. Rather, their version reminded me of a marriage of coffee stout and porter. It also had more of a hop presence than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. While this isnít a brew that would become a ďgo-toĒ for me, itís definitely a solid beer Iíd drink again.
EtTuCthulhu (398) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a medium off-white head and is a dark brown with an amber tint, and the aroma is strongly like oatmeal and slightly like chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. This beer is of a medium bitterness while being a little sweet, but the finish is long and hearty. Finally, the combination of the flat carbonation, medium body, and creamy texture are pleasing to the mouth.
brucebruce81 (233) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was really good it was smooth and not to hoppy it had a good malt flavoring.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 15, 2013 on tap at brewery. Dark reddish brown pour with limited head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma and taste. A touch of roasted malt and some bitterness in there as well.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 4 Hands Anniversary Party. Pours a brown appearance with a tan head. Caramel, oaty, somewhat roasty, earthy aroma. Fairly roasty, light coffee, oaty, a bit nutty flavor. Nice brew.
jcnielsen (842) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at 4 Hands Birthday Party. Pours a brown color with off white head. Roasty, malty sweet, oatmeal flavor. Interesting beer, interesting style.
Finhead (914) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany with a frothy, tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate mixed with caramel and faint coffee. It has a medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation. I was surprised to find that the taste is moderately bitter with a roasted, dry finish.
vyvvy (3268) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker brown that most brown ales and has a beige head. The aroma has heavy toast, cocoa, cola, moderate sweetness and hazelnuts. It has a medium body thatís on the smooth side, but gets a bit sharper on the finish due to carbonation, but is still gentle. The flavor begins with more bitterness than most brown ales with big roast/toast, coffee and spicy/earthy hops. The finish has more hoppiness, coffee bitterness and a lingering astringency. Pretty nice, but seems somewhere in between a brown ale and stout.
gregwilsonstl (667) - USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Good mix. Oatmeal gives a nice texture. Well balanced. Dark brown.