williamherbert (1318) - 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 it’s 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 (779) - 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 (176) - - 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 (43) - - 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 (881) - 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 (861) - 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 (501) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2228) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rcvd in trade: it pours slightly brown and leaves a tan colored body and leaves a one finger off-white head. It leaves some nice spotty lacing and no carbonation is seen rising. The aroma has a fair amount of toffee up front with some nice subtle flavorings of nuts as well as some chocolates and caramels. The flavoring is basically the same with more of the maltiness coming out as the beer warms. Its pretty easy on the palate for the most part or at least as any English Brown ale can be; overall, this is a very nice English Brown that I recommend and would definitely have again.
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark amber with off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and some earthy notes. Taste is a very balanced malt sweetness and mild bitterness. Caramel, raisins, molasses and biscuits in taste. Medium bodied with a mildly crisp and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Excellent well balanced brown ale.
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