kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via Kevin. Pours a clear dark amber under a one finger light brown foamy head that faded to a thin film. Aroma is very nutty with a light hoppiness. A little chocolate malt as well. The flavor is a little grainy but quite nutty and full flavored. The finish is lightly bitter with some chocolate. Mouthfeel is thinnish with fizzy forced carbonation. Texture is trying to be creamy but the carbonation interferes. Overall, this was maybe a little better than average for a Brown Ale, but still nothing exciting.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a translucent golden amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma was nutty, toasty, hints of choccolate, some caramel and honey. Flavors of the same. A bit on the thin side.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at BBC on 9/13/13. Clear brown pour with a medium off-white head. Malt and pungent fruit on the nose with a bit of nuttiness. Malty flavor with stone fruit accents before a dry finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a chestnut color with a very small tan head. The aroma was sour, tangy, malty and roasty. The flavor was sour, tangy, dry and roasty. The finish was dry and roasty.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear mid brown withno head. This is nutty more than anything. A bit of fruot and soft hs. Not bad at all.
DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Thunder. Somewhat hazy brown / red color, minimal off-white head. A bit more sharp, moderate carbonation. Decent mild chocolate nutty malt aroma, with a more sweet taste. Some caramel in there. Ok, but Iím not really a huge fan.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The middle point of my seven-flight sampler and these beers donít get much better, kind of devoid of character. Hazy brown with a thin head. Light roasted malt aroma. Taste of burnt malts, mild nuttiness and once again, bland. Finishes bitter.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Toffee brown orange color. Mild roasty aroma. Lots of dark malt flavor, very rich, borderline Porter territory. Some nuttiness does come through. MIld stuff, a lighter side of a full bodied brown. Very well done. The best Brown Ale from Kentucky that I’ve ever had.
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a thick creamy rosy beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and nuts. Initial flavor is pretty full, rich, malty, weak coffee. Later it becomes a bit more nutty. The finish is dry, some bitterness, with a very weak coffee note. The bitterness is moderate but adds balance to the rest of the flavors. Medium body and somewhat smooth. A decent local offering.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sturdy offering. Cereal, musty, roast aroma. Fair label, watery cola color - clear and dark. Cocoa, cereal, lightly nut sweet. Finishes out with some astringency and green nuts. A little bit of work would make this a frontline brew.