chucklemation (410) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Has an aroma of dark chocolate and has a malty, chocolate taste. If this is what moose drool tastes like, I want a pet moose.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown with some pale brown head. Nose is chocolates, caramels, breads, biscuits, toasty, and maybe some flowery notes as well. Flavor is similar, semi-sweet finish, balanced and delicious. Very good and drinkable.
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Sanford’s Pub and Grub in Cheyenne, WY.
The beer is dark chestnut with a thin beige collar. Malty aroma with notes of dark fruit, brown bread. Smooth and pretty light bodied on the palate. A mild sweetness throughout, finishing with a delicate hop note. Pretty good.
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from notes (also on draft a couple times) from backlog notes. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have some mild roasted malts, caramel, some chocolate, nutty character, some earthy hops toward the finish. Pretty tasty brown that is almost a porter.
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/13/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, brown sugar, nuttiness, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, brown sugar, nuttiness, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice brown ale. All around good robustness and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
TroySean (1) - - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brown ale with a creamy texture. A malty beer but not too sweet. The aroma has just a hint of spice. drawback is you can only get it in Oklahoma in a bottle, It is much better out of the keg/ or at the brewery in which I would rate it a 4.8
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft at Glacier Park Lodge) Dark brown body with small white head. Roasted malt aroma, some medium roast coffee. Flavor adds some mild bitterness; good acidity. Drinkable and thirst quenching, not very sweet. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel.
MartzMimic (74) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a bit of a light brown head. Smells predominately of caramel, chocolate and malt. Those follow to taste, along with a bit of plum and raisin. Just a little hops bitterness. Medium light mouth with some carbonation. A nice beer. Nothing wrong with it, but fairly unremarkable.
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours very dark brown with some ruby highlights. No head. Nose and taste is sweet nutty and malty goodness.
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.
hopbag (60) - - MAY 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and complex brown ale. Hints of chocolate and spice. Well balanced sweetness. Foamy white head. Like the brown ale version of a Mexican hot chocolate.