DedicatedToFun (672) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent dark brown ale, pretty good and robust much better than the other abita ales
Wolfenkopf (154) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is faintly of chocolate and malt, though there is not much to it. It is extremely dark, looking more like a stout. The head thins quickly into tiny islands, but does not fade entirely. The taste is a very pleasant mixture of mild chocolate and malt with a hint of toffee bordering on hazelnut. The palate is treated well, with only mild carbonation causing the slightest of burn. It is otherwise smooth. There is a malt aftertaste. Though I wished for more character in taste and especially aroma, this is a nice dark brown ale.
Imaena (848) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a pretty bland Brown without much to make it stand out from the crowd.
maekchu (1093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Publix supermarket in Athens. Good hop and dark malt balance in nose, some yeast and some metallic note, too. Dark translucent brown with ruby tints at the edges, small tan head. Nice roasty malt initial / mid gets the bittering on with some mild hops / small but lingering bitter aftertaste. Thin body. A very pleasant dark brown ale. This is the beer that Abita is best known for. I could drink another easily.
TheShepherds (19) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wouldnít turn this down if it was handed to us...however, wouldnít buy it again either. OK at best.
berrya785 (401) - Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a huge off-white head with good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate and toffe notes. Taste is roasty with coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar.
BrownMatt (1) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice dark rich reddish brown, slow aroma, excelent taste.
solidfunk (1820) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black. Decent lacing and big initial head. Low carbonation Some coffee and roast malt, but kind of finishes sour. Underwhelming. Bottle from H + R Liquor in San Juan.
jason1970 (139) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mediocrity is what Iíve come to expect from Abita and this beer doesnít disappoint. Itís not bad, but itís just not anything special or worth buying again. Nothing interesting on the nose or in taste. Lots of malt without the background flavors of more complex and flavorful brown ales like Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown or some of the nut brown ales. In a word unspectacular.
slatermcs (49) - - FEB 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and light chocolate. Sweet malty flavor with little to no hop characteristics. All in all, not a bad mix, but wonít go out of my way to buy again