MarkSachon (671) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle on Route 8 in Pittsburgh. This one left a bitter and sour taste in my mouth. Should have been smoother and a bit sweeter. Not on my list for a better brown.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a darker brown with a hint of red. Nutty caramel malt scent. Taste is caramel malt, toasted grain, light nuts and some unexpected hoppiness with a light bitter finish. A bit thin bodied, but not bad.
cazort (552) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Explodes in the mouth with a fizzy carbonation that is far too much for me. Pouring doesn’t seem to do much to rid this brew of excess carbonation...it doesn’t pour with much head, yet there is too much fizz in my mouth when I sip it. I like the aroma: malty with tones of caramel, vanilla, and various fruits. Almost citrusy finish, leaving a strong bitter aftertaste. I find the bitterness unpleasant. No discernable roast in the aroma. Seriously, the carbonation in this is out of control...it leaves me feeling like I’m foaming at the mouth and seriously detracts from my enjoyment of this brew. Also leaves a very heavy aftertaste that I found unenjoyable. Too sweet. I would greatly appreciate a drier beer, with less carbonation. Overall poor and I would not drink it again; would even prefer a light or macro brew beer. Drain pour.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Pretty average brown ale. Caramel malt and some toasted nut.
chucklemation (647) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has an opaque brown color. A little sour, but not a lot of flavor. Maybe a hint of nut, very little caramel malts. Disappointing.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad brown ale. Nutty, caramel, subtle chocolate, and dark fruit. Medium bodied, thick head and rich.
tectactoe (2851) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 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 (861) - 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 (2499) - 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 (1494) - 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.