KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown head that receded into a few puddles of residue that produced some good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of toffee.
The taste was lightly sweet and superbly malty with notes of chocolate and molasses from the start with the finish having a mild hoppy taste and a nice dose of coffee at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time letting the malty coffee flavor which had a hint of hoppiness, settle in.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with the texture being rather creamy and having a mild carbonation.
Overall a bold, robust, full tasting brew that had just a light hint of hops which offset everything rather nicely.
Darkmagus82 (541) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-16-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hearty deep brown color with a huge tan head. When held up to the light a reddish hue comes through the glass. The head fades slowly to give a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is of chocolate, roasted coffee and some caramel. Mixed with this is a light spicy hop aroma with a somewhat peppery spice.
Taste – A semi-sweet milk chocolate flavor meet the tongue. Hints of caramel and some lighter coffee flavors are mix nicely with the chocolate malt flavor. As the taste advances the caramel fades with some very light hoppy flavors that come in. Overall it leaves a lightly spiced chocolate flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The carbonation level is on the lower side with the body slightly above normal. Both suit the chocolate and roast flavors nicely, really allowing them to soak into the tongue.
Overall- A rather tasty and enjoyable brown ale. It has a nice slightly sweeter flavor and a good mouthfeel.
bgb1991 (111) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks identical to a glass of coke. A typical watery and boring brown ale. Darker than most but this doesnt add to its complexity or flavour.
Vestlake (120) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma nutty and chocolatey. He taste isn’t as good as the aroma, it tastes like it’s missing something. Pretty good brown.
SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown with light brown foamy head. Chocolate and toffee aroma. Medium body. Very light chocolate taste. Not a lot going on.
John25 (374) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown. Very light chocolate on the aroma and taste with sweet toffee notes and some bread crust. Sweet rich finish. Pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a sampler pack. Pours a dark brown with thin spotty tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste is the same with weird carbonation.
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel and slight chocolate aromas, no big hitters. Small off white head, lasting. Smooth mouth feel, low carbonation. Low sweetness, low bitters at end of taste range. Leaving the mouth at the beginning stages of a dry. I imagine the palate profile will get better with warmth. But I'm ending the review.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
prettyawful (1) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I preface this with the fact that I am not a beer snob, nor will I turn down free beer... normally. However, this beer was just... terrible. The chocolate-toffee taste it claims is laughable. It literally tastes like somebody stirred a tablespoon of brown sugar in a budweiser and rebottled it. A subpar peer compared to other 8 dollar six packs. Won’t drink this ever again, even if it’s free.
jerseyjohn71 (166) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
AVB 5.6, ON BOTTLE, caramel, toast, chocolate, nuts, resin, coffee, ough, earthy, leather, alcohol, banana, woody, vanilla, red, brown, clear, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, lively,
Jado (493) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a deep cola brown with honey coloured highlights at the edge and a small off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, flowers, dark bread, pie crust and raisins. Taste is soft fruit at the start that quickly resolves into rich caramel and milk chocolate and a light roast bitterness. Lightly spicy aftertaste. Good US brown.