andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted barley with hints of coffee on the nose. Pours a clear brown with a nice toasted barley flavor with hints of caramel and cocoa. has a pleasant yet subtle lingering hoppiness on the back of your tongue. A very nice brown ale, will definitely buy again.
ohpooratlas (42) - USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. Dark hazy brown with light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and caramel. Smooth and creamy. Caramel chocolate taste and finishes very bitter.
whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A roasty malty lightly hopped brown ale. A nice sustained cream head with a root beer color.
PapaMick (41) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good brown ale, not pretentious but an honestly good beer. I would enjoy at dinner as well as after the lawn. shame I can’t get it in Arkansas
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite brown ales, dark brown in color with a thick creamy head. The chocolate flavors in it are just the right sweetness to not be overwelming. A hint of hoppy bitterness at the end is a nice compliment. This may sound weird but try it with chocolate chip cookies.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a good sized tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of coffee and malt. Flavor is slightly sweet and chocolaty. Palate is relatively thin. Not a bad beer.
brewbattles (40) - - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
We conducted a blind taste test with this beer and 5 other brown ales to objectively determine which one was best. The 5 beers were: Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Big Sky Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. You can view the video here:
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet roasted malt aroma with slight hop hints. Great taste, nice and dry finish. Slight bite from the carbonation. Seems to be like a porter-stout mix. I am missing the spice.
runaway (37) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Twelve ounce bottle poured medium bark brown with a hint of red, small white head with yarn-like lacing. The nose was of molasses and hay; the taste, of brown sugar, honey, and wheat with faint citrus. The body is silky and smooth and of medium weight with mild carbonation. The finish was both sweet and sour. I think I tend to rate browns more harshly due to my preference for hops and wheat, but I think I still prefer Rogue Hazelnut and even Samuel Smith Nut Brown to this.
tkimbrought05 (37) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper color, with a small head. Aroma is roasted with some caramel in it. Light on the palate with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Not a bad beer for the style.