Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alesmith. Pours clear dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, roasted nuts and light coffee. The taste is ashy cocoa, dark caramel, roasted nuts and a mellow coffee finish. Medium bodied. Tasty stuff.
Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery (for a buck!). Dark brown, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and Starbucks. Taste of smooth coffee grounds, cocoa, peanuts. Nice.
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This smells like figs! The flavor is very normal brown ale at first. Some heaviness and roast comes out at the end. Not bad.
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Rattle ’n’ Hum. Brown pour with a scant lacing of tan head. Some light fruit and roasted malt tones. Flavor some sweet fruit, nut and caramel malt tones. Light finish.
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Alesmith. Very porter like. Lovely light brown colour. Very nutty with chocolate highlights. Roasty finish.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber bruin body with a tan off white head and poor retention. Nutty, chewy just a bit roast y. Caramel light roasted hints of wood and peat. A soft nutty coco body with a lightly bittering finish. Okay.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Alesmith. Clearish brown with a small head. Aroma of biscuits, nuts, caramel and mellow herbal hops. Flavor is malty and smooth with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, very drinkable. All around a great brown.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Neighborhood. Pours a dark brown with nice tan head. Smells nutty with lots of earth. Tastes of roasted malts, some chocolate, nuts, some caramel. Very smooth, easy to drink.
skortila (5298) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ Alesmith. The aroma had toffee, some caramel, roast, hint of chocolate. Clear, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is crisp bitter, slightly roasted with some toffee & caramel sweetness. Some hoppiness. Nice.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Lazy boy. Pours very dark reddish brown with tan head. Looks pretty good for cask. Aromas of sweet toffee and caramel, light coffee, roasted and chocolate malts, and good amount of nuttyness. Flavors of sweet chocolate and caramel, some coffee, toffee, bit of dark fruit, and dark malts. Has a nice balance of sweetness and coffee bitterness. Very flavorful brown ale. Wish I could try it on regular draft and not cask.