Taosmax (25) - - OCT 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flavors of brown sugar, roast malt, dried fruit. Translucent brown with a thin tan head. Somewhat sweet up front; malty mid palate; very little hopping. Thin-medium body. Unremarkable.
Kpbutsko (23) - - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can't get much crisper of a taste & more of a sweet & hardy malt flavor than this beer. Quite possibly one of the best (at least one of my favorite) brown ales. Might not be my favorite style if beer, but definitely one of the best in the category. Definite tastes of caramel, browned crystal malts & dates. Fairly smooth with a well blended alcohol, even thorough it's not a ton, being 5.1%.
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Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coffee colored mahogany with a light tan head.
Smell sweet light roast.
Taste nutty sweet and a hint of coco and coffee.
chucklemation (422) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Has an aroma of dark chocolate and has a malty, chocolate taste. If this is what moose drool tastes like, I want a pet moose.
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from 2010: Sehr schönes Elch-Etikett, Bier mit dunkelbrauner Farbe.
Der Geruch ist malzig-süßlich.
Im Antrunk ist das Bier malzig-weich. Die Wässrigkeit verschwindet richtig schnell, zum Hauptteil macht sich eine angenehme herb-trockene Malznote breit, ganz leicht süßlich, aber nur kaum.
Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, trocken und malzig, ganz leicht säuerlich und schön herb!
--> tolles malzig-trockenes-herbes Braunbier!
Einziges Manko: ganz leicht dünner Unterton, der mich aber nicht sonderlich stört.
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a thin dark ruby. The head is a little thin, but leaves a decent lace on the glass. The aroma is a bit of chocolate, some coffee, and a little roasted malt, and not much else. The taste is a little heavier on the chocolate, but the coffee fades and the roast is a little less intense. The flavors hang around pretty decently, and it's not a bad brown
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merc7186 (1982) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours great with a nice dark brown color that passes very little light through it, a great off white one finger head and decent lacing on the glass. The beer smells good with a full bodied, robust, roasted malt, nutty, coffee smell to it, the coffee seems to be the trailer and lingers around. The taste is great with a nice roasted malt, coffee flavor...you lose a little of the nutty flavor but seems to have a hint of caramel and chocolate to it in its sted. The mouthfeel is decent with flavorful coffee flavor and great carbonation. Overall, this beer was traded to me and came highly recommended from several people...I am not a coffee guy so it doesnt appeal to me but it has a great blended flavor that lasts.
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark chocolate brown, with a medium creamy head. i get caramel, nuts, and chocolate in the aroma, with a smooth nutty malty taste that lingers but not too long. solid brew
S_Side_Smitty (433) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown and clear with a medium off white head. Aroma is nutty with some raw molasses and maybe a little yeast - very rich aroma. Taste is smooth, nutty, and actually well balanced. All the flavors complement one another. There is a quick bitterness in the mid palate that immediately smooths out to really mellow malts. Like it.
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Tap House, Seattle. Dark amber/brown shade with a thin cream cap. I pick up a bold hoppiness in the aroma and a dose of coffee. More of a malty sweet taste with coffee and nuts balanced out by some hop bitterness. Not hugely exciting but solid stuff.