psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber brown with a frothy head. Nutty aroma with maybe a hint of cocoa. Lots of malt in the flavor with nut and cream here and there.
Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Poured into glass. Red brown pour with a healthy khaki head that sticks around. Nose is typical brown ale with caramel, toffee, and hazelnut up front. Really smooth and creamy body. Hazelnut Taste with some caramel sweetness and a mild roasted malt bitter finish. Pretty nice.
LetsGoState (525) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is medium white head with deep brown. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste is a nutty sweet malt with a slight roast. Overall pretty solid.
Imaena (1073) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. One of the best Browns around. Definitely grab this if you see it.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown ales arenít my favorite but this one is very easy to drink. A very balanced "fall time" beer.
Johnsense (467) - - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a thumbs worth of offwhite head that left gobs of lacing down the glass. Toasted malt in the nose, as well as some hops. Taste is much better - Bitter hops balanced out with toasted malt, caramel, nuts, bready aftertaste. Medium body. Very easy drinking.
Dal9000 (14) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color pours with a long lasting head. Mild malty finish continues after.
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Garbageman (368) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a amber brown with nice head. Aroma was thick with caramel and roasted goodness. Taste follows with a medium mouthfeel and wonderful aftertaste.
mattern33 (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear ambef color. Good heaf. Very malty taste but smooth on palate. Good malty beet.
darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful stained walnut color with a dense two and a half finger khaki head. When held to the light it has a tinge of ruby and a bit of unfiltered haze. Leaves behind plenty of sticky lacing.
The scent is of bread and caramel with a bit of fruity yeast. Spiced pear maybe?
Taste is of malt, caramel and toast with just a bit of hop bitterness. Beer is moderately sweet from beginning to end but not in any cloying way.
Beer is full bodied and slick with average carbonation. The finish is a bit abrupt but there is some astringency left behind. Not in an unpleasant way though.
Overall this is a truly exceptional example of a brown ale and one of my favorite beers.
woodychevy (98) - - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
suprised to see such a high rating. could have been an older bottle that I had- didnít seem to have much life left. Pours a translucent brown with a thin white quickly disappating head. taste is malt with some interest on the finish with a hit of hops- website says "generous use of hops" but does not list actual ibuís. the light color sort of threw me off- expected there to be a bit more to it. does make sense of the commercial description though- could pair with a cool fall evening or work on a warm summer evening. definitely not heavy, just not quite enough to it. maybe a bit wimpy?