brokensail (15638) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 4 Hands. Brown pour with an off-white head. Sweet caramel and toffee, hints of brown sugar, roasted malt, and cocoa powder. Some roasted nuts, too. A hint of bitterness to the taste, but lots of toffee sweetness. Some caramel malt, roast, cooca powder, and subtle coffee. Mild nuttiness.
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Purchased in St. Louis. Pours dark brown with cream whitish tan head. Nose/taste of nutty malt, coffee, cocoa, flaked oats and roast. Medium body.
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, lasting head. Smell is coffee and caramel. Flavor is peat, cocoa, coffee. Very nicely balanced, prickly carbonation as opposed to slick in an oatmeal stout.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with copper highlights and a small, creamy, taupe head. Olfactory standouts are nuttiness, dark chocolate and deeply-roasted coffee. Medium bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Chocolaty, sweet, nutty flavor, followed by a chocolaty finish.
adnielsen (10445) - 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.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bangers and Lace. Pours a near black with an earthy light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of coffee and roasted malts with a bit of dark grain backing. Flavor has a similar combination of roasted malts and coffee with a hint of bitter chocolate and a hint of dryness.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Hazy deep brown color, khaki head. Nose is earthy, nutty, Tastes earthy, nutty mild cacao.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at the brewery during RBSG. Clear brown color. Thin off-white head. Decent lace. Nice nutty oaty aroma. Moderate earthy bitterness. Some cocoa nib. More dry taste, less sweet. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Solid, sort of soft oatmeal brown.
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. This is an excellent brown ale. Nice deep brown pour with a soapy head. Sweet and roasty oat and nut on the aroma - nice and rich. Nice rich nutty flavor with a hint of chocolate. Just a very well made beer. Definitely stands out big time in this style.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 4 Hands in a sampler tray. Pours a clear amber-brown color with a small, resilient off-white head. Aroma of toasty and chocolate malts, nuts, grains (from the oats, presumably), brown sugar, and some earthy hops. The flavor also showed those subtle earthy hops underneath a wide range of malts, toasty, sweet, and chocolaty, with faint coffee. Light-medium bodied, with a toasty mouthfeel and medium soft carbonation. Very good brown ale.