FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Light brown sugar head. Very clear. Thin lacing.
Smell: sweet malts. Caramel. Malt heavy. Grassy.
Taste: sweet malt. Caramel. Molasses. Grassy.
Feel: nicely balanced beer. Smooth easy start to the sip then a hint of bitterness on the finish at the end. Sweetness is slightly more than the bitterness.
Overall: like this beer. Not normally a brown ale fan, but this is good.
First drank: home 1/10/15
tcon25 (230) - Duvall, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at NYP Seattle, Dark pour smooth to start with a bit of a bite to finish, soled brown.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad brown, lots of nuts. Smells like macadamia nuts. Taste is very creamy, with more nuts and a bit of vanilla. Had in the bottle.
wxman (1548) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark garnet/brown with a robust light tan head. Aroma is mocha and spice. Taste is sweet roasted malt, caramel, coffee and crackers. A true brown ale.
ordybill (601) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass. The beer was a dark red color with a strong malt aroma.
Had a mild hop bitterness with a thick palate
pinkzambia (1641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: brown with red tints and a small off white head. British malt aroma with a malty flavor and a small bite at the end. Not bad, average solid brown ale.
JMCtime (73) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall decent. A lack of stand out flavors keeps it from being really good though.
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cola-black with a persistent tan head. Not much on the nose, the palate has chocolate and some roasted malt but not depth of flavor. The high CO2 level overwhelms the flavors. Overall, a good session brown but not a terrific single drinker.
annunz123 (922) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, nutty aroma. Flavor starts slightly sweet and nutty, with coffee and chocolate. Finish was bitter, smoky, and frankly pretty harsh for what otherwise would have been a very enjoyable brown ale. Good, but not great.
loubar (153) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Nose of caramel and yeast. Taste of mild chocolate, caramel and brown sugar with a bit of a nutty finish. The hops provide a low-key bitterness to nicely offset the sugary sweetness. Smooth with good carbonation and balance. Not earth shattering but tasty and drinkable. An exemplary brown ale.