beerme31 (550) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of molasses and brown sugar and chocolate, tobacco. Pours brown thin head. Taste was okay, a lot of flavors but didn’t care for how they all played off each other. Medium-full body, malty finish. Just ok for me overall.
JDBaker11058 (1516) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: dark, dark cola brown, beautifully backlit a deep maroon; two fingers of thick, frothy light tan head that slowly shrinks to a creamy, almost nitro-looking cap; generous lacing. Aroma: smells great -- brown sugar is prominent, with caramel, some toffee, root beer, leather, chocolate, and cherry pipe tobacco. Taste: molasses, burnt caramel, chocolate, raisins, vanilla, cream, cherries, brown sugar, and werther’s originals, because my grandson is special, too. Finish: seemingly full-bodied (likely due to low carbonation), with lingering burnt sugar, leather, cola, and tobacco notes. Notes: Not as light bodied as expected. Palate was quite full and the flavors were pretty rich for a brown ale. Clearly well done, and I enjoyed it well enough.
k0mpsa (1699) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from chans wine world, destin, florida. Dark brown color, smooth tanned head. Aroma is roasty, nuts, suryp and fruity. Low co2, light body, roasty, some coffee, raisin.
DuffMan (7794) - 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 (3834) - 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 (617) - 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 (3859) - 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 (1905) - 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 (1285) - 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 (4531) - 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.