KajII (782) - 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.
ryecatcher (770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep chestnut, medium beige head with okay retention and decent lacing. Nose is malt, caramel, molasses. Mouth is medium bodied, dry with an underlying bitterness throughout, mildly creamy on the palate, malt, pumpernickel bread, not really complex. A basically boring, slightly sub-par brown.
Shark_Pants (166) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coke colour with a small beige head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, a little vegemite and toast. Taste is fairly low on bitterness, vegemite, coffee, toffee, a little hazelnut. Much thinner bodied than I’d like. Not bad but doesn’t scale any great heights.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
dlbeer (772) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of chocolate and slight coffee. Tastes of the same. Nothing special
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
csaso (1346) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - good size tan color head, very dark brown color, nutty roasted malt aroma and flavor, fair hop balance - pretty good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrinkinWell (260) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear day mahogany. Not much head or lacing. Roasted malts, oak, hints of vanilla on the nose. Hints of bourbon, caramel. Overall, a decent brown ale.
Bosco (165) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spoiled bottle with large, white suspended snowflakes.
No BB date anywhere on bottle.
Darkmagus82 (948) - - 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 (112) - 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 (143) - 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.