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.
Awktoberfest (250) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine brown with some complexity like the advertised Choco hint. Certainly not bad but wish it was a little creamier and a little more body...
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crossovert (6114) - 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.
Frank (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this is more along the lines of a porter than a brown ale but itís all good. It is reddish brown in color and clear from what I can tell. Itís a nice color but this doesnít really have much of head so itís really not all that appealing overall. The nose is nice and roasty, however, so that more than makes up for the lack of head. This is a rather dry beer and quite drinkable, my only small complaint is it is a bit ashy in the finish. Pretty good brown ale or porter, whatever it is.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a somewhat dark, though not opaque with a thinner short lived light tan head. The aroma contains mostly roasted malts and coffee. Additionally, there are chocolate and nuts. The taste is still quite roasted that is balanced with chocolate. Hints of coffee are found as well. There isnít really all that much of an aftertaste, although I do get just a slight chocolate. Medium in body with a smooth texture, while having average carbonation. Not bad overall.
Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. 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. Enjoyable beer.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.
Beergeek23322 (1952) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/6/2014. 22 oz. bomber. Dark brown with a massive tan head. Aromas are chocolate, roasted malt, oats and earthy notes. Flavors a light bitter, chocolate, coffee. Not bad.
fiercepanda (433) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is mild chocolate and coffee, very nice. The flavor is also chocolatey with a little fruitiness and spice.
STLGoldendog (19) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick with a medium head. Very dark brown in appearance. Tastes nutty with a hint of clove. A tasty oatmeal brown but not the best.
kambei70 (461) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bomber to a tulip glass. Pours a translucent amber brown with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is dark malt, very little chocolate and a vegetal coffee smell. Taste has a strong green, vegetal taste, some chocolate and a roastiness. Thin mouthfeel.
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