superspak (2994) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours with instant head that takes forever to settle. Hazy reddish brown color with a very dense 2 finger off white head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick soapy lacing on the glass, with a ton of carbonation streaming up. This is probably infected. Aromas of huge apple skins, caramel, molasses, toasted malt, bread, light chocolate, and light herbal hops. Way over the top apple notes makes finding anything else difficult. Taste of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, brown sugar, light herbal hops, and light fruitiness. No bitterness on the finish with lingering notes of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of malty flavors with no cloying sweetness. Low noticeable infection traits in the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Overall, despite the obvious infection, this was still a pretty tasty brown ale. Good balance of some pretty robust flavors, and quite easy to drink. I am sure this is a great beer without bugs in it.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of cocoa, carmel, light raspberry and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and light raspberry with a smooth lingering fruity carmel finish.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some chocolate, and nutty. Tastes of the same with caramel.
ccex (995) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear chestnut brown with a small beige head and practically no lacing. Smells of roasted malts and yeast. Aroma has hints of chocolate and fruit (raspberry?) The finish is slightly sweet, clean, and satisfying. As Minnesotans would say to praise this: not bad at all.
wmubronco1992 (649) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown. Very small white head. No lacing. Somewhat sweet aroma of molasses and dark fruit. Excellent nutty flavor with some roast. Medium Palate, but strong flavor makes it feel thicker. My first beer from this brewer. Overall a good beer, but really close to being an excellent beer.
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown, beige head. Nutty, coffee, bready aroma. Flavor is sweet, yeast cake, brown sugar. Not all too bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a clear, deeper brown colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and nuts with a touch of molasses. A bit of a wet cereal, a hint of fruit, and a light chocolate. Flavor is similar. Nutty caramel and some chocolate up front with a touch of biscuity cereal malts. Some toffee comes in as this finishes with a light, but balanced earthy bitterness that accompanies the malt sweetness nicely. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid, well balanced, easy drinking brown ale. Nutty caramels, a light chocolate, a hint of fruit, and a balanced earthy bitterness making this pretty enjoyable. This was not exceptional, but it was very well done.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a beautiful deep chestnut color with a thin, off-white head. nose is heavy with brown sugar, toffee, nuttiness, and a light butterscotch. flavor is similar to aroma, with a bit of breadiness and dark fruit. nice and light, oily with a light bubbliness in the finish. finish is long, with a sweet maple syrup-like flavor balanced by walnut and toffee.
Pailhead (5252) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light chocolate, caramel, fruit, and nuts. It pours a transparent (when held to the light) brownish-red with a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a soapy film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light chocolate and caramel. The finish has some fruitiness and some light roasted nuts. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, an okay Brown Ale, but the fruitiness seems slightly out of place.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle 6/12/11). Clear brown color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate chocolate aroma. Flavor of the same, with light toast/malt. Avg duration. Dry finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.