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
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.
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to pub glass. Pours rich brown. Nice thick head that goes away rather soon. Light sweet taste. Almost creamy on the palate. Overall is a great beer. Has some awesome malt flavor. A great brown beer.
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!
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!
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)
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Brown Ales I have ever tasted. No surprise with the title then. Smooth Carmel, deep calm, pleasant tone, warm body. Hard to drink just one.