ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a rough-looking one-finger heavy cream shade. Itís texture is poor but its retention is good. Small amounts of lacing are left behind.
S: This is very toasted, and even slightly roasted. Thereís actually some progression to the aroma - the first whiff is pure toasted nuts, then turns into something mineral and earthy, developing a touch of brown sugar sweetness after a while. The earthiness isnít to my liking, otherwise the aroma is fine.
T: Thereís a slight kiss of fruitiness to start. Afterwards, this turns into mostly a toasted-nuts-and-mineral-water affair. A slight hop finish actually brings more acid than bitterness or flavor. Having said that, itís still reasonably balanced, if a touch too bitter.
M: This one is fairly dry and even crisp. On the other hand, it has a slight heaviness to it making it not quite as drinkable as it could be. Carbonation is middling, typical of the style.
O: A fairly typical brown ale: thereís nothing wrong with it at all, itís just not very impressive or inspiring to drink. Wouldnít buy it again, most likely.
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark brown with red hues. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Tatse is very well balanced of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, cocoa and caramel, offset perfectly with hops. Great brown ale.
williamherbert (1291) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of hazelnut and dusty mocha. Yes, there is a sugary malt sweetness, but itís balanced by the dry flavors. Touch of toffee.
Color is a rich brick red, hazy and lot of carbonation. There are a lot of small floaties in there.
The first taste is a sugary sweetness. Followed shortly thereafter by a dry, dusty nutty mocha. Definitely a sweet flavor though.
Feels dry and powdery. Absolute must to let it warm up a bit to let the dry flavors match the sweet ones. Pleasant enough in the right conditions.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, classic brown ale, nothing offensive about this brew. easy to drink, some toasty flavors, great beer for someone to try just experimenting with micros.
alliance100 (679) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a medium brown . Nice moderate roast and bready aromas . Mild malty sweetness . Classic American brown ale .
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BrewHaMeister (166) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear copper with an off white/tan head. Toasted malt and grain flavors with a nice finish. Tastey!
AHSlowhand (41) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice opaque brown, small caramel head. Nutty, coffee nose. medium to light the palate. Solid brown
MrBeerFanatic (866) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear medium amber with a good thick head. Aromas of grain, spiced hops slight toast. Flavors toasty, grain, slight bread, spicy/peppery hops, and caramel/crystal sweetness. Light to medium sweetness. Decent brown ale. Mild aftertaste.
bkurtz (793) - PERU - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a smallish head. Roasted malts with chocolates notes and some balanced bitterness. One of the best brown ales around.
Dr_Fellini (416) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky deep amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is very nutty, toasted malts, light chocolate. Flavor is a sweet nutty character with a hint of chocolate. Light to medium in body with a lingering nutty sweetness. Solid brown ale.