DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Medium brown body, tan head. Citrus and light pine, chocolate and breadcrusty malts. A nice hoppy brown ale.
DedicatedToFun (3357) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall good brown ale, on tap at BEER STUDY in chapel hill/carrboro, nice brown sugar
mbgrayson (577) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a fairly dark but clear brown, with tan head. Light aroma of malt. Taste is malty and slightly sweet. Very smooth and drinkable. A very good brown ale. Thumbs up.
VastActiv (3324) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.
JFGrind (1871) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect look to Tribute Ale, murky brown and a constant beige foam. Sweet molasses, coffee, brown sugar and alcohol sweet aftertaste. Bitterness is light for my palate, however, represents the American Brown Ale genre well.
Fritz123 (1182) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Small snifter. Pours a dark brown with a light dissipating head. No lacing. Aroma of prunes, malts, toffee and pumpernickel. Taste is similar with hop balance. Almost no carbonation. I wonder if my bottle is old?? Medium body. Flavor is OK but it just seems old to me.
wlajwl (4191) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, toffee, mild nuttiness and a hint of coffee. The flavor is nutty malts, toffee, tea and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.
bytemesis (3829) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Clear hazel, small tan head, great lacing. Aroma is caramel, bread, roast. Flavor adds and odd vegetable note, plus brown sugar. Medium sweet, light bitter. Not for me.
keanex (1560) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottling date is unreadable.
Appearance: The body appears muddy and opaque with a chestnut hue until viewed through light where it shows a deep and clear garnet. The head is short and lasts only a little while, but it leaves a thin and sparse coating along with a thin bubbly ring.
Aroma: The aroma leans sweet, but this smells a bit dated. Chocolate and vanilla come to mind, sort of a Whoppers like aroma.
Taste: The flavor is right on with the aroma, milky chocolate with hints of vanilla and brown sugar, the finish is a bit more full in flavor than the intro and lingers only a moment. This drinks decent.
Palate: Full bodied, but a bit low in carbonation. This comes off a bit watery.
Overall: This is technically a good beer, but something about it is a bit off. I’m thinking it’s old. I’ll have to try this fresh.
suprchunk (2445) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany colored pour with ruby highlights. Big off-white almost khaki head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is chocolatey right up front with a nice smooth malt finishing up. Pretty good.