BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber pour with a rather thin off white head. Pleasant chocolatey aroma. Malt/chocolate flavor with well carbonated mouthfeel and a very slightly sweet finish. Nice example of a well crafted american brown ale.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Bought a six pack of bottles Thanksgiving í06. Pours dark brown, with light head. I found this beer to be quite drinkable.
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep brown with complex-for-a-brown smell of autumn. Good malt flavor and texture. Quality beer.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogony brown with some cloudiness from yeast. Pillowy head presents a slighty weak nose of nutty sweetness and light smoke. Flavor is a procession of malty goodness, evoking hazelnut and pecan, followed by a building dryness characterized mostly by a smoky smooth finish. I am not partial at all to brown ales, but this is an excellent achievement for the type.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick head when poured. Aroma was smooth. Brown, mahogany in color. Lightly sweet, medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation and a nice bitter finish. I greatly enjoyed this beer.
JBoan (176) - 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.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour was a cloudy dull red color with 3+ fingers of head. Brown sugar and malt is the dominate flavor, with hints of carmel, slightly bitter hops, and toffee. Very enjoyable brown ale.
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle, poured out an unremarkable translucent brown with a moderate head. Aroma was earth and leaves/grasses. Taste followed suit with a slightly IPA finish. Not bad, but unremarkable.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma- caramel roasted malts, sugar, some yeast, grass. pours ruby amber, nice resilient head. taste is rich roasted malt, sugar, brown sugar, some coffee hints, rye, dry malty finish.