sloth (2472) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small brown head, fair retention with a scattered lace. Clear brown ale with ruby red reflections, attractive. Nose of lightly sweet malts, a little nutty. Body is med/light, soft carbonation. Light roast and chocolate flavors, a touch diacetyl. Finish is lightly sweet malts. Acquired in a trade with Indiana_Red, thanks!
CardsPackHawks (97) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a huge fan of darker brews, but this is pretty good. Very nice aroma with a good head. Hints of chocolate in the taste. Got a 6 pack as a birthday gift, would definitely pick up myself.
toml219 (209) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a very good brown ale. Caramel and toffee notes makes this a nice balanced beer.
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the notes. 12oz bottle. Pours brown, malt aroma, taste of malt with a kick of hops. Your basic brown, eminently sessionable.
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer. Far from my favorite brown ale but it was still alright. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone but would have it again.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
not a bad ale coming from a small town with limited access to good beer this was a welcome sight.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Not particularly great. Light, metallic, but with a tad hint of smoke. But pretty typical, like almost every other brown ale...
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown body, minimal white head. Roasted caramel aroma. Wheat bread and more caramel in the flavor with an indistince buttery hop flavor. Overall this beer features an average caramel-roast flavor with real outstanding qualities.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a restaurant where they couldn’t tell me what type of beer it was or who brewed it: It looked like Coca Cola in the glass, except a Coke has more head. The aroma is chocolate coated caramel. This seemed a bit thin, watery, but I suspect much had to do with the restaurant bar. The flavor was good, caramel, chocolate, a very slight earthy hop presence. I definitely have to try this someplace else and rerate.
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lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma very dessertlike. It smells of coffee and chocolate - very pleasant. I am not a fan of brown ales and this beer reinforces that feeling. I find this style of beer too sweet and lacking a central idea. Stong malts with strong hops doesn’t work as a flavor combo - maybe for the winter months this would be better. I felt it had a maltiness not unlike Japanese soy sauce minus the saltiness. A tad too fizzy as well. I will stick to ales.