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.
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Lovely beer that caught my eye across the room. Caramel and yeast on the nose. Sweet flavor.
vikingguy (793) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Friend of mine gave me a bottle on the day it was released. Pheasant season opener 2007. Very nutty flavor with strong chocolatey tones. A lot more complex than I thought it would be. Impressed and can’t wait to visit the Brauhaus sometime and taste all there selections.
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via oakbluff. Brown-red in colour with medium (albeit somewhat spritzy) carbonation. Aromas of vanilla fudge, a bit of strawberry and raspberry, and some toasted malt. A bit fruit forward in the mouth (raspberry again) with more mild chocolate, toasted nuts, and a bit of earthy British hop. More sweet than roasty. Would be fairly heavy in the mouth if not for the carbonation tingle. A bit too fruity for me, but still fairly nice.
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Brown cola pour with a clingy white head. Aroma of caramel and yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is reflective of the aroma. Very nice brown ale.
Pailhead (4572) - 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.
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.
ccex (903) - 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.
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.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to tytoanderso: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma, caramel, some dried fruits, and some spice. Flavor, nutty caramel, some spice and some earthy notes.