RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Joe! Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of citrus, florals, malt, and chocolate. Taste is citrus, caramel, roast, florals, and chocolate. Interesting and delicious Brown Ale.
TattooJack (94) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a deuce deuce bottle into a 1970’s Old Style glass (6oz.) There is truth in advertising here because appearance is muddy with a slight bit of red coming through at the bottom of the glass. Appearance is creamy like root beer sitting in the glass, and is foamy because you can tell the mark of each drink. I like brown ale of all kinds and this was really good because it tasted more like that than IPA. I appreciated the 6.5% without the burn. I thought it was a bit pricey, but was not disappointed with the purchase.
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Murky brown body with a short but creamy tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is earthy and lightly roasted with a cocoa and orange backing.
Taste: The beer is a harmonious blend of roasted malts, cocoa and mango, odd but it works.
Palate: A bit thin in body, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a solid beer, but it’s a bit light in all of the flavors and a bit thin.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is red/brown with a finger-wide white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of pine needles, crystal malts, some citrus. Flavor is absolutely on the IPA side with almost no malts coming through. Very little roast, chocolate, coffee, etc but it is present. Finish is dominated by hops with a background taste of earth and coffee.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from Map Room in Chicago. Very hoppy for a brown ale, with a pleasant honey/toffee and roast complexity. Slightly floral on the nose, with lively C02 and crisp finish.
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at map room. Pours light brown with lots of bubbles and cabony head. Light chocolate hints. Kinda watery.sweet flavor. Pretty good but nothing i would seek.
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark deep rubied red hued beer.Mild head,light lace.
Pretty nutty toasty buisciuty aroma. with chocolate and light roast.Im thinking I should be smelling hops and not this,no idea of the bottle date on this.It appears to have some mild hop background aroma.
Taste is slick sweetish,malty,hops are there and hard to distinguish with a strong brown ale maltyness to it. Pretty good tasting beer. I like the finish alot smooth but mildly dry with a quick tapering bitter clean finish. Pretty good stuff.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, chocolaty brown, with generous foamy head. Aromas of hops, coffee, bread, etc. Flavors of cocoa, hops, nuts. Sweet & bitter.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cola-like brown wtih a thin light tan head, the aroma smells delicious with piney and citrus aromas up front followed by some coffee and malt, The taste honestly was a let down for me, the aromas promised so much but the taste is lacking the hops and the malt is pretty subtle. This is basically a good brown ale with a bitter finish.
csaso (1366) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - small foamy head, very dark amber/brown color, nice citrus hop aroma and flavor, with a strong nutty roasted malt backbone, very nice balance