Bif (1743) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, bit of chocolate and grain. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and some caramel sweetness. Light bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, smooth and quite creamy with a nice malty backbone. Enjoyable beer, good for a few.
N3lson1 (601) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased from Wegmans. Amazing aromas of malty sweetness, slight notes of cocoa, and most importantly it smells like beer. Tastes like an above average but with a nice caramel sweetness..
fakebeersnob (234) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One I like better as it warms. When it was colder there was a tingling on the tongue that seemed to mask tastes. As it warmed a bit (30 mins out of the fridge) the taste came through. Toasted malts at the back end. A bit of a hop presence. Still...a bit thin. Brown ales are not my favorite, but this one is pretty decent.
DocJitsu (1319) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber color with an active, foamy cream-khaki head. Aromas of medium toast malt, a little fruity, and an effervescent quality even after the head attenuated. Mouthfeel more creamy and thick than I would’ve expected. Flavors very closely approximate the nose.
slowrunner77 (7582) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"agreed on the "best" part of the brown, or almost at least. wonderful roasty malt aroma and even better flavor. smooth, but thin like most browns. VERY well done for the style. another winner from John :)"
Darkmagus82 (2056) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-28-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – As the name would suggest the beer pours a brown color with a light hint of orange seen when held up to the light. Upon pouring a one finger cream colored head is present. The head fades lowly over time leaving a ton of nice foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt, brown bread and molasses smell. Mixed with these aromas are some sweeter fruit aromas of both light and dark varieties with some apple, pear, and a hint of cherry. Rounding out the smells is a lighter earthy hop aromas smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly roasted bready taste mixed with some caramel and molasses. The flavor gets a bit more roasted more toward the middle, but also gets a bit fruitier with some of the apple and pear that were in the nose detected on the tongue. The sweeter flavors start to dwindle however more in the middle, being replaced by some more bitter hop tastes of an earthy and herbal nature. Some more bitter nut like tastes come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste, with the mix of flavors leaving a nicely hopped, slightly drier and lighter roasted bready taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both were a nice blend for keeping an easy drinking brew, all the while supporting the blend of hop, fruit, and roasted flavors.
Overall – A rather enjoyable brown ale. It has a nice level of sweetness, hop and roast to make for an easy drinking and tasty brew.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a robust brownish amber. Nutty, caramel aroma. Taste matches, a nice easy drinking tasty brew.
BRiddoch (11) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 Oz. Bottle poured. Reddish brown with a nice tan head. I could smell the fruit and caramel while I poured. Nice solid taste of plum with a hint of chocolate. Nice smooth aftertaste. Great fall beer.
ttroha (438) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, brown sugar, caramel and plums. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel and a mellow hops, with a slight carbonation. Great beer to drink while watching football.
deaconmike (437) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Brownish red with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel and sugar plums. Very sweet with some mellow hoppiness in the finish. Body is a little on the thin side with soft carbonation. Smooth drinking brown ale.