ADfan (647) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color in the glass with a medium head. Aroma has some roasted malts with a nuttiness to it. Taste has more malts with some spruce or wood to it. Very smooth and easy to drink.
chucklemation (624) - Pontiac, 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 (1284) - 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 (4807) - 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 (53) - 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.
alberti92 (105) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. It has a subtle sweet malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Body is medium with low to moderate carbonation. Taste has chocolate, vanilla and slight coffee tones that ends with a dry, nutty, roasty finish with a mild bitterness. Haven't had too many brown ales but enjoyed this. Flavour wise this seems fairly mild of what brown ales may be.
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown with tan head. Aroma notable for roast malt character with caramel and a little touch of funk. Mild flavor profile opens with tart fruit, then develops into some roast malt bitterness on the finish, notes of coffee. Thin mouthfeel. Clean tasting, easy-drinking, straightforward brown.
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap poured into a tulip glass..amber/brown with a fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,roasted nuts,vanilla..malty,sweet,dry taste..not a big brown ale fan but this was decent.
FestDecBeet (318) - - 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 (110) - 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.