Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- Pours a dark amber color with a small head and some lacing. Malty aroma of caramel, maple and some spicey sweetness. Sweet flavor of caramel, maple and some toffee. No real bitterness and a finish that is a bit sweet and sticky. Fairly medium body, smooth but a bit too sweet to enjoy. Needs more character not sweetness. Not what I look for in a Brown Ale
hamilton23 (592) - Alpine, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mediterano. Pours a very dark brown with just a bit of off-white head. Aroma is some toasted malts and just a bit of nuttiness. Taste follows the nose with a fair amount of sweetness with tastes of caramel. Not sure why this is rated so low, I thought it was pretty decent.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear deep ruby copper with a thin whiteish head. Smells of brown cereal malt, very faint aroma. Very faint taste as well. Brown malt tones, light slight metallic. Sweet, but light bodied and not good.
Barreras (821) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mild brown color with aroma of slight caramel and honey. Taste is mildly sweet with noticeable taste of caramel and honey. A very smooth and drinkable beer especially for a brown ale, one of the best I’ve tasted recently.
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The appearance of this one kind of inflates the score. It looks great. We got it in at my bar/club and I had tried it in small samples and thought it was pretty good. The other day after a good night of drinking, we stopped back at my club to finish the night and I got a pint of this. Not nearly as good after a while. It gets a little fake-sweet thing going about half-way through and has an awkward flavor in the mix which really isn’t very good. Overall it does boast some nice caramel malt flavors and some nice nuttiness. Not horrible, but certainly not good.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A drinkable brown ale at best. Aroma was pretty weak. Could pick up some metal, toffee and roasted peanut. Pour was a boring medium brown with no head or bubbles. Taste was very weak. The carbonation drowned out most of the flavors. There was a hint of roasted malt and toffee in the aftertaste that quickly turned to alcohol. Very poorly done.
cstuartj (904) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown in color, malty sweet nose. Not unpleasant malty sweet taste. smooth finish. an ok beer.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel, sweet malt, honey, with a touch of roast. Flavor is sweet and nutty. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown appearance with a foamy, light brown head. Nutty, caramel malty, somewhat bitter, mass produced macro aroma. Toasty, nutty, caramel malty, bitter, kind of nasty, macro flavor. I really get that nasty macro flavor in this beer. Gross.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A good looking brown ale. Nice carbonation. Good roasty aroma. Flavor is very sweet and unbalanced though. Shame that I have 5 more of these to deal with now.