waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Sediments of a well crafted beer floated around in the bottle and amused my eyes as it poured into the glass. Nuts, caramel malt, dark roasted malts, contributed to a very dry and oily package. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, A lot of character.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, easy drinking brown. Pours good, looks good, and tastes good.
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight mixture of red and brown colouring, depending on the light around youl, generally pleasing to the eye. Mild bitterness, distinct taste of bread for some strange reason, but still pleasing.
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle, pours dark reddish brown, aroma is caramel, malty, nutty, rich, taste is full, firm, resonating roasted malt and caramel, lovely big brown, really enjoyed this one.
Kco (50) - USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium dark amber color with a light tan head that dissipated quickly. Nutty aroma. Nut and caramel start with a fruity hop finish.
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
They call it best brown ale for a reason. Well balanced hop and malt characters provide a very drinkable brown ale. Pours brown with small head, diminishing. Slight tastes of chocolate and caramel finished with nice hop flavour.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím a fan of all Bells beers, this may be my personal 3rd favorite behind Oberon and 2 Hearted
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a good head, slightly tan. Dark brown color almost like crayon brown, getting lighter as you move up the glass. Aroma is very complex. A lot of maltiness is the first impression with cinnamon or brown sugar notes. Nutty. Full body but thin. Bit watery, actually. Dry finish, kind of disappears in your mouth. Some bitterness in the aftertaste but also a fair bit of chocolate, I want to say. This is a very complex, very deep beer but then, perhaps Iím judging it just because its better than Newcastle which Iíve had a lot. Iím not typically a fan of browns but this is definitely worth paying for it. Glad I bought a pony keg of it!
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle...another great brew from Bells, beatuiful brown color with tan head...hoppier than a normal brown (thats probably why I like it)
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color. Malty aroma. Shorter head. Silky smooth malt with carmel flavors. Very drinkable and a good one to have next to the fire this time of year.