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.
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)
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!
Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours out into a copper color with very small tan head. Aroma is that of a malty coffee. Light hoppy taste with a quick dry after taste. Excellent beer brewed in Michigan, would defentely buy again!
rollsrace (49) - - 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. itís pretty dark for a brown ale.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a khaki head, looks pretty good. The aroma is of dark fruits, molasses and a bit of bitter hops, the taste follows the nose, itís definitely a solid brown ale. The palate is medium bodied and somewhat creamy, again very good. This isnít one of Bellís best offerings but itís pretty damn good, Bellís average is better than most breweryís great.
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, hazy, reddish brown with some sediment. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste is nutty caramel with a rich body and a crisp, toasty, slightly sweetish finish. Hands down my favorite brown ale. The label is really cool with an owl sitting on a post. Itís angry. Itís getting ready to peck out your eyes. Because you are trespassing in the field. † The owl has extinguished its mouse supply.... and now it wants your eyeballs. Good stuff, itís drinkable and Iíd buy it again, would be good for Fall weather while wearing flannel and sitting around the fire with buddies.
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a little bit of red in there, with a quickly diminishing head. Nice sweet malt background with some coffee and chocolate. Not exactly my style of beer, but I liked this one.
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong chocolate aroma with nutty bread smell. Reddish brown in color. Large frothy tan head. Cloudy w/ carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet, with bit of bitter hop. Medium body. Slightly creamy. Long finish. Another great beer from Bellís!
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a really good beer. Pours dark brown, thin head, and floaties. Smells like baking brownies. Tastes sweet, malty, chocolatey, bitter, and overall very yummy.