bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark walnut brown pour with quarter inch beige head. Sweet strong Carmel corn malt scent, subtle cola or licorice aroma as well. Bitter taste initially, then medium roasted carmel flavors come. Finish is sour and leaves a flavor similar to malt pancakes or waffles. Nice medium bodied brown ale, one of my favorites for the style.
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EithCubes (5008) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Sweet and airy, very sweet with red berry/fruit and mineral character, nuttiness; pours pale chestnut with lots of carbonation and a huge beige head. Taste is, well, past its prime, airy and lightly tart, overcarbed and quite possibly infected, nuts and light roast under metal and berry, loght cherry. Very low bitterness, very sweet but not cloying.
NikkTwist (1668) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Milk Boy. Cloudy brown pour with some off-white foam. Walnuts. Bitter caramel. Slightly acetic blacked oranged notes. Bit bizarre. Nutty certainly.
Bif (1500) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mahogany color with a fair head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and nuts. Taste of malt, chocolate, bit of nut and caramel. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Medium body, smooth with nice feel.
crossovert (7566) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour, quickly receding head. The smell is light and malty, hints of caramel and nuts, but mostly english yeast character. Flavor is fuller, it has dark fruits, light nuttiness, really easy to drink. The beer is just too subdued, a good beer to hand someone who claims they don’t like dark beer.
MrHangover (2533) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thnx to hopscotch, cheers! Pours a clear brown beer with a small off white head on top that disappears really quick. Aroma is very malty, light chocolate and bready. Flavor is fairly bitter, some chocolate and roast coffee. Really subtle flavors making this easy to drink but not the greatest beer ever. Still decent though.
RAFisher88 (1) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not very consistent from bottle to bottle. Some have been over carbonated. Some taste like a bad walnut. Some are just ok.
MarkSachon (604) - 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 (582) - 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 (538) - 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 (2951) - 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.