kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Took a chance on this one and was glad I did. Pours very dark, smells smokey and malty with hints of chocolate and spice. It tastes pretty much how it smells, it has a very smooth mouthfeel and the chocolate, malty, and caramel flavors really come though, with a little bite from the hops in there as well. The finish is chocolate remnants and malts, not much of a bitter aftertaste, which is fine with me. Very good cold weather, holiday beer.
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into snifter. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that has little retention. Aromas of chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel lighter than expected and I think this more than anything disappoints. Sweet malts throughout.
beersak (91) - akron, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful brown color in the glass with a very light head. Aroma is just ok. I am not a huge brown ale person -but it has a good flavor. Nutty with a crispness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber to mahogany in color. Clear, thin bodied, I might even say a tad watery. Smells of crystal malt and, to a lesser extent, dark malts. Tastes nutty with just a hint of spicy hops and has an almost sour finish. Becomes too sweet towards the end. Drinkable, cheap, but I will pass next time around.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I drink a metric ass ton of this beer. Pours a dark brown with garnet hues and an average sized creamy head. A nice clean boquet with aromas of ripe apple, pear, roasty malt, and English toffee. A nice smokey, nutty sweet flavor with very little bitterness at all. More toffee. Good body and mouthfeel, solid carbonation. I really love this beer.
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer at a new resturant. really enjoyed this one, had carmal notes and a rich roasty taste. will have this one again,
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: rating aromas is not my strong suit, I guess my nose just ain’t got the skills, however, maybe a little roasty and boozy; Appearance: coffee or cola brown that lets a fair amount of light through, thin to medium tan head that clings well to the edge of the glass; Taste: distinct, roasted malt, toast, and a little earth, as advertised, just the right amount of hops to give it a refreshing bite and aftertaste, very tasty, none of the flavors are overpowering; Palate: hops thins out the beer a little, which is a good thing, it is a bold beer in terms of taste without being heavy, roast and caramel linger; Overall: a pretty darn good beer, brown ales are not usually something I really enjoy or remember, but this one seems to have won me over
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer! From a bottle, poured dark brown with large long lasting off-white head. A bubbling fizzy sound from the carbonation was easily heard. Flavor was smooth, and long lasting. A creamy, medium to full bodied beer. Will drink again often.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown ale with a nutty aftertaste. The head was light and fluffy. Was a bit wattery but I wouldn’t mind having more.
aetheon (85) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 clear golden brown, with a light amount of lacing. very light aroma. moderate carbonation The flavor is of mostly roasted malts with very little hoppiness in the finish. There are notes of coffee and some creamyness. Very nice brown ale.