craftfreak (13) - USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Can- this review reflects the canned product only. I am normally a can fan and always eager to try a product that I can get both bottled and canned to compare. This one fell short of it’s bottled form and well short of the draft form. Still a very good brown, just a hint of toastiness and touch of molasses. Can formula needs a bit of tweaking.
I give the bottle a solid 3.2 and draft a 3.5
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 11 May 2012 -- Great brown. One of the best malty examples around.
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a pleasant one-finger off-white head. Moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Opaque and dark brown to black. Nose is nutty and malty, though not too heavy. Medium body. Taste is fairly malty with some nuttiness, a little smoke, and a little woodiness. A tiny bit of hops on the end. Pretty dry. A little watery to me. Not too complex of a beer. An easy drinking dark beer.
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark amber with a smallish off white head. Smells of caramel, smoked meat and sweet molasses. Tastes of caramel, hint of smokiness, and little else. Body is medium to light and finish is medium. Goes down easy. Session beer.
TizzleJizzle (727) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Flying Saucer on the Lake. Poured a clear brown with a tan head and some lacing. Taste of caramel malts, roasted malts and slight chocolate. Lively carbonation, medium body.
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent average brown ale. Pretty dark in the glass. Nice 1 finger tan head. The nose was mild malt. Taste was also a mild malt but with a hint of hops on the finish. I found it a little watery. I wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered to me.
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/5/15 (Bottle) - Dark brown pour, thick generous tan head, minimal carbonation. Roast malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Very smooth and pleasant beer to drink, nice roasted malt taste, not very high ABV but nice kick. Very good offering.
Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has beautiful brown color with white coffee colour of head that unfortunately while thick and big at beginning disappears very quickly. It has mild carbonation which in this case helps the ale by making it very smooth to drink. Taste of toasted malts with hints of caramel and chocolate. Bready malt after taste with little bitterness. Really enjoyed it.
loubar (150) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods. Nose is bland, a little yeast and not much else. Taste of toasted malts with hints of caramel and chocolate. Smooth with mild carbonation. Bready malt aftertaste with little bitterness. Mildly sweet which makes it session-able. Over all, an enjoyable brown ale.
miyauchi38 (651) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20