nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered deep brown body. Big, foamy off-white/beige head. Has the same overcarbonated, potentially infected taste and mouthfeel their other bottles have had. Tastes like it would have been a decent beer. If you can’t bottle without infection maybe you shouldn’t bottle.
b3shine (4191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent dark brown with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of dark malt and hops with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
zizzybalubba (1301) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Jonathan. Pours brown with a frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, nuts, and light hops. Good flavor of coffee and cocoa with faint floral hops. My expectations were low so this easily exceeded them.
maxwelldeux (2914) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate pillowy tan head on it. I find the nose to be pretty light, despite warming it up; I only get slight bits of toasting on it, and nothing else. Taste has some of the same toasting elements, but with the addition of some hoppy bitterness to it that was a little surprising. Not bad in the end.
wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown. Large light tan head with good retention. Mild malty caramel aroma. Bitter nutty flavor. Mouthfeel of the same. Overall a decent, but relatively average brown.
robloc303 (263) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, nose of chocolate and caramel, maybe a hint of peanuts. Heavy with malts, but a good nutty sweet flavor. A tad bitter on the end. Not bad..
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mediocre. Heavy on the malts, caramel, toffee and some off flavors. Butter. Brown sugary sweet. Not particularly thick, but the body is decent.
dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the singles rack at Binnys. Pours medium brown with foamy head. Dissipates rapidly to reveal a hoppy bitter nose and taste...a little too much...covers the malty body...not bad but not top of the pile.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This wasn’t terrible, but not one of the best brown ale’s I’ve had. A bit too much on the malty and bitter side so that it took away from the actual flavors. Nice brown color with some white head and lacing. Overall a mediocre version of a brown ale.
rondphoto (1446) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark ruby amber with a generous head and swirls of lace. Taste is a chalky caramel malt laced with light citrus bittering. A little heavy for the low abv, but drinkable.