CitizenZ (26) - Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
True to its description this sumptuous smelling beer comes on like roasted brown sugar, perhaps a hint of barley. Very little head in my pub glass out of the bomber. Its slightly sweet in the mouth with mild carbonation and a full body, but not syrup-y. Its a lot like Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar but without the Hazelnut. I highly enjoy this beer. It may replace the aforementioned brown ale as my favorite.
gwillrich (122) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveja com aroma equilibrado de maltes e lúpulos, porém intenso. Na boca o que predomina é o amargo.
beerme31 (447) - 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 (1108) - 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 (903) - 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 (6079) - 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 (1811) - 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 (491) - 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 (2053) - 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 (1801) - 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 (723) - 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.