lupulist (119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aromas of fresh nuts and malt. Taste is slightly nutty, malty, and has a lightly hoppy short finish. A good sessional brown ale.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of carmel, yeast, light resinous hops, floral notes (lavender). Toasted bisquit malts.
Tastes of chocolate, whole wheat bread, subdued hops. Zesty and spicy earthy malt flavor.
Medium bodied, watery texture,
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a lot of tan head. Aroma is hoppy with an alcohol bite. Flavor is mild, with a bit of coffee and caramel and a slightly hoppy aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel and a tad watery, but better as its temperature rose in the glass. Not bad.
sallad (115) - USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium frothy tan head over clear rusty brown ale with ruby highlights. Smells like brown -- earthy chocolate and toffee, faint grass. Light roast taste up front to dark caramel to cocoa, leaves just a little hop tang in the finish. Definitely on the malty side. Medium palate, coats the mouth but easy to drink.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Dark brown; chocolate aroma; low carbonation; chocalate flavor with a hop sting; sweet.
[tasted next to a Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale, and a Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar]
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown in color. malty, and bit of sweetness. sharp finish. fairly one dimensional, the tilburg brown was better.
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - AUG 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasted malt/caramel nose. very nice looking in glass(excellant clarity) they roasted the malt just right, gives a hint of dark roasted malt but not over-bearing. very long, clean finish. damn good brown ale. finally available in illinios(from what i hear exclusively at binny’s)
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown but clear color, best looking when held up to the light. Aroma was on the weak side. Malty taste with a smooth consistency, but fades quickly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark dark brown, mouthfeel is watery, taste is pretty good though, slight bitter hops, not too much though. little raisiny, quick finish, not getting a whole lot of flavor, but it does have a nice nut finish. I had higher hopes, but overall its drinkable, just not one i would seek out by any means.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beer-bottle-brown color with a medium tan head and plenty of carbonation (in fact, it looked like a cola in the glass!). The aroma is of roasted barley, chocolate and a touch of caramel. It has a nice roasted barley flavor that is not too sweet or malty. The brew has a good hops-to-malt balance and a crisp finish. There is a clean, almost effervescent mouthfeel that is surprisingly refreshing. It’s a good brown ale, and I’d like to pair this with a quality grilled burger with all the trimmings (Tillamook cheddar cheese, red onion, crisp pickle, steak sauce) and a mixed green salad.