commonshawn (157) - - OCT 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Light brown, small head. Typical brown ale. Malty and sweet, but with that weird bitterness a brown has. Decently balanced.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly light body with some roasted malt flavors. Smooth with nice light hop balance. As good as it gets for a brown ale for me.
radio_nowhere (598) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass, clear reddish-brown color with light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, nuttiness, chocolate, caramel and some earthiness. Taste is the aroma pretty much, maybe a slight smokiness to it. Light body, moderate carbonation, malty with dry finish. Like how this doesnít lean as sweet as the usual brown ale. Solid.
SpongeRuiner (424) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wasnít expecting too much on this one. It was what I thought. An average brown ale.
cazort (478) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím a bit puzzled by the high ratings on this beer; I found it absolutely unremarkable. Seemed a bit thin-bodied and weak on the flavor. The alcohol content is also pretty evident in the flavor...I actually mainly smell alchol in the aroma and I donít like that. Thereís a light roast and a moderate amount of hops, which I find leave a slight metallic taste in my mouth, reminiscent of some German beers. Not too heavy, which is a plus. Leaves a pleasant bitterness on my palate, especially towards the back of the mouth. I find this beer tastes a little more pleasant (more of the toasty quality of the malt comes out) if I sip it...but itís thin for a dark beer so I find myself wanting to drink it more quickly. This did not impress; it was drinkable but I probably would not get it again.
dunn4040 (37) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with a slight red tint too it when held up to light. Has a one finger cream color head that seems to be holding up pretty well. Smells like toasted malts. Aroma is slightly earthy as well. Palate is very smooth. Toasted nuts, baked bread, toasted malts, a little bitterness that gives it a nice balance. There is also a little bit of sweetness that is coming through as the beer warms up a bit.
Overall a very well balanced, easy to drink beer. Iím not a huge brown ale fan but when they are as good as this I canít help but enjoy them.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Reddish Brown Color, Huge Head, Lots Of Lacing. Aroma Of Sandthorn (Hippophae). Taste about the same: Lightly Toasted Malt and Sandthorn (Hippophae). More sour than bitter. Medium Body, More on the Leaner side. Too Thin and Light ABV for Cold Weather. Interesting and an OK Brew, Although the "Best Brown Ale" is too strong of a statement. Too Cocky, since it is no the best. Brown Ale is one of my favorites styles and Iíve had better. Nonetheless, it is different and interesting. Worth A Try....
Bamsen78 (1971) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Fire Works, Arlington, VA. Pours cloudy darkish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and malt with a subtle fruity note. Bitter, hoppy taste with a great deal of malty and fruity notes, ending dry. OK.
tectactoe (682) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Bottle: medium brown color with nice translucency, capped off with a fine-bubbled, light-tan head that leaves behind minimal lacing. Aroma is very nice; hits heavy on the chocolates, lightly roasted coffee beans, and a bit of caramel. Very malt forward and light, but never getting too sweet. Taste consists of warms, malty, breadiness with a swirl of bittersweet dark cocoa, nuts, and some smooth caramel. Thereís a light dusting of coffee beans way in the back, too, and possibly even a little hazelnut. Lightly sweet finish of caramel and toffee. Not the biggest fan of the style, but this is a very solid brown ale; a nice beer for the wintertime.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Yeah, so itís fantastic. Just like the description says, itís got a malty body, but itís not too heavy. Really good taste notes, agree with description. Itís just a little toasty, but not too much. Just a great beer.