RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into nonic pint. Pours a nice caramel brown, creamy head with slight lacing. Roasty aroma with hints of nuts, chocolate, and coffe. Taste is the same. Not bad. Expected more of a hop bite from the description.
Mandlbrot (3) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a fan of the aroma. Some coffee, woody, earthy and something else I canít put my finger on. Nice pour. I like the brown, hazy appearance - more to my expectation in a good brown. Minimal tan head with moderate lacing. This beer has a smoke and oak flavors that is nice. Medium bitterness at end. A medium bodied beer, with typical carbonation. Not a bad brown at all. The aroma holds this one back for me.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is brown with minimal head. Aroma is caramel malts. Flavor is similar, slightyl chocolatey and hoppy. Good for the style.
Holtguy (88) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was lured into purchasing a 12 pack of this because of an alluring price ($15) and the gorgeous new packaging and label. You see they still have the great horned owl, but now itís fall, not winter. The owl sits on a tree limb in a forest of autumnal orange splendor. This artwork was very appealing to me, thus the purchase. The beer itself is very good. Malty with a hint if bitterness. Dry mouthfeel. Pretty satisfying.
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RFD. Pours clear tawny brown with a creamy light beige head and some decent lacing. Aroma is toasted and bready malts, mixed nuts, light toffee, dates, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry malts, light sweetness, light floral hops, and some subtle nut notes. Dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
EtTuCthulhu (729) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma of this brew is light but hints of caramel malts (without much else) comes through, but the appearance is a gorgeous cloudy orangeish brown color with a small off-white head. The taste is mildly umami, slightly sour, and slightly sweet; furthermore, the palate combines a long malty finish, medium body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.
JBoan (167) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Pours brown amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet eathy malty caramel, coffee, faint chocolate and light hops. Taste is oak woody caramel, toffee, chocolate with a light hoppy finish. Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Not my favorite style of beer of this is a decent brew.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark brown amber color with small white head. aroma of yeast and malts. tastes of chocolate and coffee, a swirl of caramel. palate is thick and silky.
Fletchwadd (44) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours out into a copper color with very small tan head. Aroma is that of a malty coffee. Light hoppy taste with a quick dry after taste. Excellent beer brewed in Michigan, would defentely buy again!
beerbastard (604) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Just got it, Fresh, pours a friendly looking brown. Mild roasted malt aromas. Mild fruity malt flavors. Nicely balanced and smooth. Any other flavors are in the background, not easy to perceive. Simple but good, and easy to drink. This is what a Brown ale should be.