Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle purchased as part of an Abita variety 12 pack from Jeff’s Marathon, tasted on April 5, 2015. Dark brown hue, strong malty aroma, moderate malt flavor with chocolate, coffee and toffee elements. Some chemical notes keep this from getting a higher score. Still, better than I remember it from the mid 90’s at Abita’s brewpub.
DrunkSanta410 (645) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This shit brown. Got head, not like a BJ but foam. Smells like some swwwweeet lousiannnnn sugahcane and a little bit uh mohlahsis. Smells finer than miss Louise’s sweet tea, who eee. Roll tide. Tastes like somebody done toasted something tasty and made it a beer, but with caramehl. Uh huh. Caramehl. When this gets in mah mouth, it makes me wanna dance a jig. I reckon this would be great with squirrel and dumplins. Or maybe during a date with mah sister. Roll tide.
AlexCorleone (9) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Dark brown with ruby highlights, almost cola in colour. Light brown head is dense and has cling. Gobs of lacing down the sides.
S: Sweet malts in the aroma. Fruit cake, chocolate, coffee.
T: Flavor is the same as the aroma. Rich and smooth, full bodied with moderate carbonation. Gives you the impression of a dense loaf of bread with touches of chocolate and coffee.
AT: Dark Chocolate and Coffee at the end.
BBQJohn (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 Caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, vanilla, alcohol, raisin, smoke, woody, vanilla
lumber_jack32 (10) - - MAR 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dirty little brew. Nice smooth head and a deep rich color. Perfect brew. Will drink again
dukeandduke (123) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/10/15 Draft (The Laughing Man DC) - Very dark pour, nice tan head. Nice malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Strong harsh taste, chocolate toffee flavor taste. Liked this a lot. Texture decent carbonation, nice finish and decent kick. Very good beer.
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
The pour was a dark hazy, reddish-brown with an average size light brown head that produced a fine coat of lacing on the glass with each sip.
Aroma: dark roasted malt with a lightly spicy hop presence. A bit earthy with notes of chocolate and hints of dark fruits and toffee.
Taste: nicely malty with clear spicy hop note. Medium and dark malt flavor without any burnt notes. A hint of coffee in the finish. Excellent bitter/sweet balance in this lightly sweet brown.
Mouthfeel: medium in body; semi-creamy; excellent, medium carbonation.
Overall a somewhat bold and flavorful brew, that has a slightly spicier and more aggressive [Northwest American] hop profile than the typical UK version.
adamnowek (716) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malts and caramel in aroma and especially in taste. Undertones of dark chocolate.
ttoadee (1002) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour tan head with some lacing. Nose is caramel malt, whiff of coco. Bittersweet. Middle is toffee and dark malt. Finish is dry, with some hoppy bitterness.
malvrich (109) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark ruby with a half finger of pretty dark tan bubbly head. Orange highlights. Low retention but nice streaks of lacing.
S: Caramel malt smell and little else but the beer is very cold. Not much development noticed as drunk though. Maybe a little Dark fruit?
T: Toasted dark bread and those subdued willamette hops that I love. A leathery touch of sweet toffee. Good balance of flavors. I like it.
M: Medium bodied with noticeable weight and low but noticeable carbonation. Finishes clean, not syrupy.
O: Surprisingly good. One of the best brown ales I’ve tried lately and well priced so I would recommend this and will buy it again.