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.
malvrich (177) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can > pint glass
A: Pours a murky dark amber with a half finger of lingering head.
S: Caramel malt is dominant in the nose.
T: Caramel maltiness with a bitter bite of chocolate and earthy hop note. Little real sweetness but ’rounded". Pretty good balance of flavors.
M: Medium body and good level of carbonation on the tongue. Very smooth mouthfeel. Clean, not cloying.
O: Very smooth drinkable brown with nothing negative.
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.
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.
RxForHealth (176) - - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle reviewed. Light brown pour. Modest head. Nice roasted aroma. Tastes of chocolate and cocoa, but mild. Nice long finish. Well crafted, would rebuy.
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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.
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 isn’t completely hidden, but it’s not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that I’ve 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.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big fan of the style. Light brown with a thin head. Very roasty (seems like victory or biscuit malt). Lightly hopped and very drinkable. Not bad
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours hazy dark brown with quite a bit of visible sediment and a thin white head. Smell is malty sweet with a touch of cocoa and caramel. Palate is somewhat watery and thin with a good amount of carbonation. A touch of malty sweetness in the upfront taste. Follow through is somewhat sour, bitter hops. A touch of dried fruit and alcohol warming in the aftertaste. Overall, an okay brown ale, but I will definitely be exploring more in this style before giving it another try.