JFGrind (1776) - 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 (553) - 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 (3321) - 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 (2135) - 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 (1132) - 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 (1792) - 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.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Really nice example of the style. Non hazy deep amber brown pour. Clingy head. Molasses - very sweet. Toffee. Slight nuttiness. Nice brew.
Concealer (454) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Light brown with a red tint, caramel white head. Sweet malt, caramel and a light toasted malt. Flavor is similar with a subtle dark fruit.
Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Clear mahagony colour with small, firm, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Malty aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, a nuttily touch, some nougat, hints of toast. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty with a nuttily touch, hints of nougat, marzipan, nice bitter hoppy counterweight. Well balanced, really good Brown Ale.
OldGrowth (2327) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Ruckus Pizza Cary. Good aroma. Sweet. Roasty. Chocolate, caramel, peanut. Dark orangy brown color. Good head and lace. sweet flavor. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Real good brown. Rich in flavor. Aroma little less so. Good texture about it.