arnold931 (753) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear caramel brown with creamy tan head. Nose is caramel. Taste is creamy caramel. Nice dry aftertaste.
ARH (733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. There’s a light, faint aroma of toasty caramel and a light citrus. It pours a hazy caramel brown with a touch of effervescence to it. It has a soft, creamy tan-orange head that reduces to a medium soft ring with a spattering of lace on the surface. It leaves behind stripes of fuzzy lace down the glass. The taste is a medium malty sweet, and a light bitterness. The medium, medium-light malty body has a thin, but creamy texture with a light, fuzzy, creamy carbonation. There are notes of chocolate syrup, cocao, caramel, and light nuts and citrus. The finish has a touch of spiciness and citrus peel to it and the aftertaste is light and has a bit of a clean, grass character to it.
Emeister84 (1407) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of oak leaf, toast, caramel, subtle grass, hints of chocolate. Mostly clear red-brown, mostly lasting beige head. Initial chocolate notes, subtle dried fruit, bitter balanced finish. Light-medium bodied, earthy hops and toasty malts lingering after the finish.
dlovell2 (1061) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy brownish amber color with tan head. Sweet, toasty caramel malt aroma with a hint of citrus. Caramel malt start with some toasted grain flavors. Finish is a little dry with light piney bitterness. Nice brew for the autumn.
eaglebones (63) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color tinged with orange and a thick, short-lived, beige head. Aroma is a mix of fruit, caramel, and roasted grains. Smooth, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, caramel flavors with hints of citrus and slight bitterness. Really nice brown ale.
Maxbier (589) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with one finger tan head. Caramel molasses and coco aromas. Very nice caramel molasses brown flavors with cinnamon. light roasty but not like a stout. Not heavy but not watery. Nice hop balance through the finish. I find brown ales to be easy drinking but often boring, this is the former but not at all boring. Well done
rollsrace (65) - - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 12/20/2013. a decent brown ale, slightly bitter. it’s pretty dark for a brown ale.
mikedR (1491) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite good, but slightly watery, particularly for the ABV. Good use a bit more dollop of maltiness that would otherwise make this a hallmark of the style.
ColovianTrader (395) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Molasses and caramel front. Cocoa powder, cinnamon and dark fruits round it out. Slight tartness. Medium bodied worth an herbal, almost chai tea finish.
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown with thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Hoppy. Hints of autumn spices. Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.