gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dominated by dry, expansive, weak caramel malt. Most noticeable is the mouthfeel - large-bubbled watered-down-extract expanding to the the degree your cheeks bulge.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Nuts, caramel, dark malt, and some butterscotch.
Appearance: A basic hazy brown with a small off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweetness and a slight bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, dry, and with a slightly boozy finish.
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours out a nice dark brown with a thin quickly fading head. The aroma is of a sweet bread/malty nature. Upon tasing I found it to be a little thinner on the palate than I was expecting but it was fine. Flavors I found were chocolate, nuts, and a little fruit. I found the finish to a bit off as it left a lingering after taste, (not in a good way) but very drinkable. No lacing to speak of. It is a good beer that could become better with a little more hops.
mjmoen (119) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown color with tan head. Chocolate aromas and flavors are nice
Ryborne (53) - - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very brown with tan caramel head. Chocolate and coffee. Can taste the raspberry after a while.
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark brown in color. aroma very pleasant chocolate, carmel, and malts. think I liked the aroma better then the taste. I found it a little bitter. was good but not my favorite brown ale.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LOOK: Pinot noir with a head
NOSE: right off... chocolate covered orange, malts, a little musty and woodsy, creamy
TASTE: chocolate, cranberry, malt, tangy malt finish
FEEL: smooth, a little dry
OVERALL: pretty good... different
...Slighty chilled to room temp
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
capncali (12) - USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good balanced braun alealittle heavy on the carbonation for me but consistent with style good overall sessionable beer.
MrSawyer (12) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, almost-nitro-like head on initial pour that doesn't linger too long. Carbonation brings back tiny bubbles with a quick swirl of glass or hard set down. Strong chocolate and raspberry aroma notes. That's matched with equally strong chocolate alongside very earthy / nutty, slight coffee, plus a nice dose of raspberry fruit flavor. A nice pint or two to savor slowly.
SiegLandwirt (1) - - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, nuts, toast, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty,