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.
drowland (6307) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/25/15. On tap at the brewpub. Brown pour with a nice tan head, good lacing. Nice aroma, nutty, chocolate, a bit of caramel and husk. Great flavor, smooth, caramel, chocolate, nutty. Tasty stuff!
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can purchased at Lukas Liquors in Martin City, Missouri. The pour is a dark brown, hazed, with an off white head that was fizzy and falls quick. The aroma is roasted malt, nutty, some softly sweet cracker and the oatmeal that is toasted and clean. The taste is the roast, oatmeal, earthy faint nutty sweet and a gentle mineral in the back. Nice melding of flavors. The palate is medium bodied with active carbonation, and a silky finish with the oatmeal. Easy drinking brown, my kind of beer.
arminjewell (6757) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, nuts, some slight oaty, cereal notes into a bit of spice, yeast, slight dark fruit as well. Taste was a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, into a bit of earth, spice, slight grass into an oaty, cereal finish.
ARH (617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aromas are a blend of oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, cookie batter, coffee, and a dark, woody spiciness (cloves come to mind). It pours a clear, oily red-brown with just a thin tan ring retained and no lace. The taste is medium sweet and bitter. The beer is somewhere in between watery and oily with a fuzzy carbonation. The medium body starts sweet with chocolate and oatmeal cookie notes, then finishes with a dry clove and coffee finish (as well as maybe a touch of ash) that lingers lightly and feels clean on the palate.
kdm1984 (727) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic brown ale oatmeal smell. A little metallic. Taste: wow! Bread, nuts, semisweet chocolate, slight bitterness. Lively carb. Tasty stuff; one of the top brown ales Iíve had for sure.
drsandman (440) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with off white head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, roasted malt, oat, grain, light caramel. Flavor is sweet malt, nutty, cocoa. Med sweet, oat/grain, light hop
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours (from a can) a dark chestnut body with a tan film in lieu of a head. Itís got a light aroma, faint chocolate scents, grain, maybe some oatmeal. The flavor is more chocolatey, has some cookie dough, and has traces of oatmeal. Certainly it has the oaty smootyhness. Okay, but just not a drink that excites me.
radarsock (1037) - Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To white wine glass, it pours a rose-tinted Coke light brown with which an off-white head half a finger in length. Aromas of toasted oats, Munich malt, DME, graham crackers, roasted peanuts, and Starbucks cappuccino. Tastes the same with the addition of sour grass, tin, and spent grain. The coffee, for me, was more like coffee beans dunked in a brown ale or dunkel than an actual brewed cup of joe: oily and slightly acidic. Bitter coffee bean flavor experienced at swallow (and mostly throughout consumption.) The hops could best be described as English nobles, and I didnít care for them all that much. Interesting.
WillRunForBeer (949) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can gifted by AirForceHops, thanks! Pours medium brown with a scant off white head. Aroma is caramel, raisin, coffee. This is a little thin, but has a nice chocolate flavor. Some coffee bitterness to balance, but this still ends a touch sweet.
AdamJackson (2967) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown, reddish hues, a thin white head. smells like a standard brown ale but with some creamy oak. Really nice mouthfeel, creamy, malty with some english hop bitterness.