jbuskirk (453) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yet another dark ale with a weird name. It’s true to tradition in another way: excellent taste. There’s a lot going on here. Varying types of sweetness from the numerous malts and a complex, spicy flavor coming from the hops. Yet, the brew is far from overwhelming. Better yet, it makes for a great session beer. Not the best brown ale in the world, but its good reputation is very well deserved.
Ctplt777 (144) - - AUG 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super good brown ale. Probably my favorite and way better than Newcastle in my opinion. Tastes like chocolate and toasty malts. Very drinkable, like almost dangerous. Really good stuff, and even better on tap!
FFEMT33 (3) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at the Clark St. Ale House in Chicago. A dark reddish brown beer with little head. The smell is one of pure ecstasy. Sweet smell of caramel with a hint of chocolate. Tastle is a little less than full, but is one that you want to savor. Leaves a semi-bitter after taste. A little lacing as you drink it. I am always sad to see the bottom of my glass when drinking this one. By far my favorite beer.
clmnchrl (1) - riverside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark beer that drinks lighter than a stout but has lots of flavor. Recommend if you want substance, taste and smell but not the extremely pronounced body.
irishjedi (1) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The name alone drew me in. I first had MD in Co, finally found it here in SD. I love it with some grilled chicken and nice deep green veggies.
EyeAmBaldman (270) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice dark brown ale. Pours dark brown with a pale head. The taste is rich and smooth, not as bitter as some dark ales. Just as good cold as room temperature.
SeedGeek (1) - Lee, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark semi sweet malts trending to caramel. Subtle hops. Substancial brew pairing with barbeque.
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
EvilJason (7) - USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A brown,sweet ale that is very sweet. Chocolate is the dominate aroma. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. The head is thin and lacy. As someone mentioned, this ale is akin to drinking a brownie.
Beerenberger (1478) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very drinkable beer! Rich redish-brown color with a tan head. Light to medium body mouth feel with a mild roasty, malty taste and a nice bitter finish. Not overpowering or filling - could be a "sessions" contender. I like this better than Brooklyn's and Newcastle's brown ales.
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