tectactoe (1524) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Deep, ruby-red and brown with clarity around the edges; off-white head fades rather quickly to a puny ring around the glass. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, some burnt brown sugar, and lots of roast. Taste has a very nutty essence, touches of cocoa powder, roasted wood chips - not smoky, but more earthy, nutty, woodsy. Small hop profile; very mild herbal, tea-like hop leaves in the finish... dry, with a bit of orange zest even. Grape flavored sweetness in the aftertaste? More caramel, too. Not bad, just kind of all over the place. Not as coherent as many brown ales, decent.
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the biggest fan of brown ales which might skew my rating here. I think I just dont like the heavy caramel flavors that follow with browns.
edgallow (1938) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of toasted malts, fruit and a little nutty. Taste is malt, nutty and a hint of spice.
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Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Chestnut with a beige head. Roasty and sweet aromas. Malty and sour.
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmmm... I expected more... a real bad alcohol finish that just doesnt suit this beer...
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 3/29/13. Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, nuts and caramel. Malty flavor with a grapey and nutty character before a malty finish.
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a very large, bubbly tan head. Slightly sweet toffee malt aroma. More of the same with the flavor, with a subtle hint of sourness and peanuts in the finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Medium bodied. Drinkable, but leaves a weird lingering taste.
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, bottled 11/01/12. Cool hazy brown color, lots of particles in the body. Thin off-white head, leaves a couple dots of lace. Medium-plus body. More smooth, crisp carbonation. Nutty, chocolatey taste. Some dark fruit (dates), light earthy hop. Interesting taste. Sweet, light bitter. Interesting brown ale... I dig the light fruitiness
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit. $3 for a 12oz mug. Hadn’t had it before, so why not.
Appearance: Dark, dark brown with a little, brown, creamy head. Not much lacing to be seen. A pretty average brown ale.
Smell: For some reason, I didn’t pull much out. Maybe my sniffer was broken. Very faint, dirty malt aroma, with maybe some traces of coffee. Almost reminiscent of a stout, but then again, I always figure brown ales are just a small step behind a stout/porter.
Taste/feel: Average is as average does. It tastes like the smell... light on the aroma, light on the taste... easy drinking, but it’s just a middle-of-the-road brown that’s just not that interesting. Arcadia doesn’t make the best beer, but they make typical examples of styles without trying to "change the rules", so to speak.
Fukito (733) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear ruby dark copper color. some restrained toffee on the nose. toffee nutty flavor with some diacethyl and a weird dms finish. medium to light palate. a little off