EvilJason (7) - USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A brown,sweet ale that is very sweet. Chocolate is the dominate aroma. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. The head is thin and lacy. As someone mentioned, this ale is akin to drinking a brownie.
Theapathyparty (7) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An easy drinking beer, lots of chocolate, caramel, nuts, roastyness and malt in the flavour, with a hint of spiciness and bitterness from the hops. Full mouth feel, not overly carbonated.
chuckstout (278) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, malty, nutty, bread aroma, Pours red/ brown with creamy cappuccino colored foam and good lacing. Nice body with flavors similar to the aroma with a touch of fruit.
tricyclist (858) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a brown ale at all. It pours fairly dark and thick wit a full khaki head. Nose is roasted malt and caramel. A little nutty. Flavor is similar, not a large hop presence with more notes of chocolate and nuttiness, caramel and smoothness. Itís not bad and itís growing on me.
VannGutier (2) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Everyday drinkin beer. Easy on the palate. It quenches my craving for beer. Caramel taste. YUMMMMMMMY
ccex (961) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can pours a clear chestnut brown with small off-white head and a little lacing. Underpowered aroma is malty and nutty with a bit of raisins and perhaps chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter with a slight metallic aftertaste. Body is light to medium with sudsy carbonation. Thereís nothing terrible wrong with this, but I doubt Iíll try it again. The name is the most memorable thing about this beer to me.
ARH (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. The roasted aroma consists of caramel and chocolate bar notes with subtle herb character. Itís a rich, dark brown color with a sudsy off white, medium ring and a light lace. Itís taste consists of a medium sweetness and light bitterness. The thinnish beer has a sudsy carbination and a medium, malty body consisting of caramel and chocolate with roasted nutty hints, and a slightly herbal finish. Thereís a light malt, and herb aftertaste. One of my go to winter session beers.
Obfuscate (108) - Minneapolis, - DEC 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had these on tap up north at a bar called lucky moose. Didnít remember too much specifically about it so picked up a single bottle to review. Very good stuff, nice toasted malts with hints of caramel and chocolate notes. Beers like this are nice change ups for me vs. The IPA and APA I normally drink. Yum. Good time of year for this beer to 1st day of December in Minnesota. Pretty easy drinking and at 5.1% pretty session able.
Countbeer (4755) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 10 year old note: Bottle:
Red brown beer with an off white color foam.
Smell malts, roast and coffee.
Taste caramel, bitters, malts, roast, chocolate.
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one was a real surprise. Waited a long time to try this. Medium brown color with a nice head. Aroma is weird. Smells cheap and grainy. Taste is slightly metallic, some malts with a very unpleasant aftertaste. Disappointing brown ale.
sturmthis (620) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark brown color with little off white head. Caramel and a slight hop taste. Very solid beer. 555 beer this year.