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.
jdb288 (153) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Strykezone. Pours deep brown with thick tan head. The oatmeal comes through in this one more than others of the sort and lands well. Some chocolate, coffee notes but they are definitely in the background. A "heavy" beer in terms of mouthfeel for a low ABV but good for a snowy winter night!
BOSSbrewer (1038) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting beer. Pours a dark brown. Some head. Lots of floral aroma with some malt. Lots of floral in the flavor. Very odd for a brown ale. But it was pleasant though maybe slightly overdone. Medium bodied and finishes a bit sweet. Overall a nice beer.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at railroad. Pours fairly clear brown with small tan head. The aroma is roasty, and malty with a toffee jump. The taste is very roasty, has a nice dry light coffee grind. Solid brew.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Deep brown, nearly black body with traces of garnet at the edges when held to light. A very dense and long lasting light tanned leather hued head is a nice contrast. The nose is rich milk chocolate with notes of cereal grains. Touches of leather and cherries are also present. This tastes of milk chocolate and apple core up front. The back end is ashy with tobacco and some old library book flavors. This one smells better than it tastes. The carbonation is a little sharp on the tongue. This was an ok brown with some porter like qualities.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was sent to me by strykzone. Thanks Dave. From the 22-oz bottle pours dark brown with a big foam beige head and lots of lacing. Nose of chocolate and nuts. Medium plus body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is rich and full of roasted malts floral hops. Very tasty.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a dark but thin-looking brown with a big fluffy tan head. Aromas are kind of chewy with oats and chocolate with just a hint of charcoal. Flavor is nice and roasty with a decent amount of oat-like grain presence to keep it balanced, but the beer has a slightly thin mouthfeel, which is my biggest knock on it. Finish is kind of sweet with a little bit of a burnt bitterness to it.
berrya785 (439) - Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with red highlights with a finger and a half of tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is sweet with roasted malts and chocolate.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bailey’s range. Pours dark brown with 1/2 an inch of khaki foam. Sligh nutty note on the nose. Lots of brown malt on the tongue with a bit of roast to it. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Varga in Philly. Pours a deep brown color with red edges and a two finger light tan head that sticks to the glass. Aroma has some oats and bready grain, slight earthy tones and some nuttiness. Taste starts with some roasted coffee notes that mellows out with the oats and grains. Slight earthiness and nuttiness over very mild hops. Mouthfeel medium bodied, nice and crisp, with medium carbonation.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, oats, and nutty. Taste is malts and nuts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone