sturmthis (910) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Brown with off white head. Caramel, coffee aroma. Taste is more chocolate, nutty. Pretty good beer.
eRock_2013 (333) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft, I was impressed with the appearance of this brown ale, featured a solid ruby brown color with a thick creamy white head that retained itself for most of the pint. Unclear aroma of sugary malts, earthy hops. Taste was earthy hop forward, caramel and roasted nutty malts in the backbone of the flavor profile, then some chocolate malt in the finish and aftertaste. Earthy bitterness is slightly more salient than usual for a brown ale. Very smooth, light-medium bodied, moderate flavor intensity. Enjoyable and relatively complex for the style, but not extraordinary.
DBreskin (7) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful brown color, minimal head. Clean light taste, good for warm weather.
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Fujimo2000 (22) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, coffee and raisins from the aroma. Taste is smooth and very nice. I will have this again
anthony850 (365) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very easy drink on brown with chocolate and brown sugar.
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chucklemation (838) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is similar, on the sweet side. Tasty.
hershiser2 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Deep brown with some reddish hints in the light. Small beige head.
Aroma is sweet caramel mats, leaves.
Taste is mild chocolate, nuts... maybe a hint of vanilla. Toffee.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. What looks to be filtered caramel-amber-brown body. Creamy beige head, steady. Kind of nails it for the style. Cool refreshing brown malt tones, a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied. Maybe a pinch heavier on the specialty malts than a traditional(?) version, but pretty par for the US course. Great body, excellent example of the style.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice brown with tan Head. Slight bitter taste with a hint of chocolate.
malvrich (110) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a two finger head over a murky black/brown body. No seeing thru this.Good retention of head of very good lacing.
S: Immediate scent of cocoa and caramel. No hop in the nose
T: Bittersweet chocolate upfront with a hint of sweet caramel up next. A slightest earthy hop note. Lingering toast on the finish.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a nice amount of carbonation to make it interesting. Finish lingers a bit.
O: Very nice brown ale. Drinkable and not too strong. Worth buying again. One of the best browns I’ve found lately.