007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am quickly becoming a big Bell's fan. Another good beer from an underrated brewer. This beer was a puzzler to me- it was hard to place its aroma and palate. I still haven't figured out the aroma, but it has a very heavy body that starts off with a walnut taste and ends with a malty caramel flavor. A very good brown ale.
onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep mahogany amber with a thin light beige cap. Nutty and semiearthy sweet nose. Smooth autumnal flavors on the palate with maple leaves, brown malt, hazelnuts and almonds, gentle earthy chocolate, and a touch of toasted biscuit. Really nice brown, admittedly. Could do with more chocolate but I love the nuttiness so much I’m willing to forgive it.
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with white head. Nutty, malty, toast aromas. Malty, roasty, nutty, toffee flavors. One of the best brown ales I’ve had in a long time.
TH28 (276) - - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12os bottle. 8/21/15 package date (41 days old). Appearance: Brown with reddish tint, murky, with a thick mousse like tan head with great lacing. Head holds for a long time.
Aroma: Toast, caramel, chocolate, with a hint of toast and resinous hops. Hop/malt combination gives off some caramelized pepper aromas.
Taste: Rich toasted bread, with some roasted chocolate and hints of licorice. Moderately strong bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light body, almost thin, with a moderate carbonation.
Finish: Malty toast and roasted flavors linger. Malt forward.
Overall: Amazing appearance with the mousse foam head that never dissipates, and a really nice complex aroma. Taste is on point, mouthfeel a bit thin.
Barreras (1319) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich copper color with a slight sweet malt aroma. Taste is clean, smooth, easy drinking. Flavors of light caramel, toast, a bready aftertaste that lingers on the palate. A minimal bitter aftertaste, felt I had to really concentrate to discern it.
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy head red, brown body.
Nutty. dry grainy rich. Creamy body
one of the better browns today.
jsporrer (151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium brown with a thin off white head. Descent aroma of roasted nutty malts. Body is thin but not watery. Typical Brown ale. Smooth and refreshing. Not to thin nor too heavy. Good flavors of caramel and nuts. Enjoyable.
Changed (427) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. Pours beautiful dark amber, off white, lovely head, lasting lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, some spice. Flavor is the same, with a slight hop bitterness to match the creamy mouthfeel. Really good, balanced brown ale.
GenDV138 (3739) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light sweet malt, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
Hayden512 (22) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into stein. Pours light brown with small white head. Smell is caramel, pine. Taste follows. Carmel malts, breads, hint of chocolate/coffee, spicy piney finish. Medium body. Medium carb. This is what a brown ale should be.
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chinchill (3223) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle.
The body is dark Amber, more Orange and hazy than usual for style.
Mild malt aroma less to a much more robust flavor. Despite all the malt the hops keep this mildly bitter.