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, it’s 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 isn’t a brew that would become a “go-to” for me, it’s definitely a solid beer I’d drink again.
Brettsky06 (117) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour. Aroma is nutty chocolate, taste is also chocolatey with some caramel notes and roast. Very nice brown
chucklemation (1307) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany with a very thin head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, caramel, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, toffee, roast, and coffee. More on the sweet side. Thin body. Pretty good.
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the casino Served a dark brown with a thick head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nutty, with coffee and a bit earthy. taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, touch of coffee and nuts. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. A good medium body, smooth and creamy feel.
drfabulous (6305) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Dark brown pour. Lots of carbonation. Lots of chocolate. Very rich tasting for ABV. Nice.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best browns I’ve had. Tons of malts, mostly caramel but with a nice burned chocolate aftertaste. Tried at Westport Ale House in 2015.
freekyp (1870) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cast Iron brown is quite possibly the best brown ale I’ve had, playing up powdery chocolate and earthy spice components in both flavor and aroma. I found myself sipping this one slowly, watching the malt-dominated flavors expand and give way to well displayed hops that both balanced the malt,and put on a delicate earthy spice dance of their own. Pours crystal clear dark brown with a 2 finger frothy light beige head. Wish they this one back home, On tap at Doubletree in St Louis.
jaymobrown (1830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum. Had this on draught, and perhaps it was because it was a nice fall day, but this hit the spot. Dark, roasted, caramel, thick without that sometimes overwhelemd bitter coffee roasted flavor.
EvanFriend (474) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, a bit of molasses and nuttiness. Very smooth, like one would expect from an oatmeal stout. Tastes like a cross between a stout and a brown ale. I like it.
lightbias (441) - USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Dark caramel cola coloring, creamy, off-white head. Pours thick with a nutty, chocolate malty aroma off the top. The roasted barley certainly comes through in the swallows, but accentuates the chocolate very nicely. Definitely a brew I could drink all night. Tasty, creamy and solid all around.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of tobacco, oat, malt, and cinnamon. Taste is of toasty malt, tobacco, oat, and some spice. Lingering tasty of oat. Mouthfeel is creamy and sticky. Body is medium, and it goes down easy. Very flavorful, and easy to drink.