GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks, DragonStout and BeerVirgin! Pours a thick brown color. Aroma of sweet raisins, vanilla and other dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet, a little cloying, raisins with no roast at all. It could use a little roast to balance things.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy DragonStout. Pours a clear, dark chestnut brown with a small, foamy, dark khaki colored head. Minimal, spotty lacing marks the glass. The nose is overpoweringly sweet, notes of brown sugar, caramel, and week old banana dominating. Hints of cocoa show in the background. Flavors too are excessively saccharine, showing almost like a Belgian strong ale at times, with a big, sweet raisin component to go along with the caramelized brown sugar and overly ripe banana. Medium-full, syrupy, and sticky on the palate. This one is sugar overload for me.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by dragonstout. Aroma on this thing was WAY strong. Very sweet and fruity. Plums and raisins. Flavor up front was sweet, sugary, and malty, then finished a bit drier. I didnt like it at first, to be honest, as the flavors seemed to be all over the place, but as it warmed, I liked it better. Hints of vanilla and caramel also.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is opaque brownish black with a thin big bubbled off white head...smell is like some sort of candy that I cannot remember but it will drive me nuts...sort of a cookie thing...taste is sweet and toasty at first with a nice toasty flavor carrying all the way to the finish...why does this remind me of Easter? Somehow it does...a little thin...
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate, toasted malts, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, brown sugar, sweet malts, and bitter chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Unique aroma of lightly smoked chocolate chip cookie dough. Some mild butterscotch and brown sugar notes as well. Dusty cocoa powder as well. Pours a thick brown with a nice sized khaki head leaving excellent lacing. Initial flavor has a good amount of oatmeal creaminess and brown sugar sweetness. Hints of milk chocolate and cocoa dusted malted milk ball. Heavy on the malt with just a touch of bittering hops. Spot on body for the style. Creamy on the tongue. Hell... this one’s not nearly as bad as the ratings suggest.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a two finger thick light cocoa brown head that fades quickly. Burnt malt aroma with sweet chocolate. Very smooth body. Very little bitterness. A hint of caramel in flavor.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow nice big brown here i thought. really DRY on the palate and hangin in there for quite some time. nice color not much head at all. and a bit watery mouthfeel. however like i said NICE REALLY dry finish which is ice great beer good work
Aeneas (21) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a rich thick tan head. Aroma was all about the brown malt flavors, a nice balance of caramel and chocolate with slight hints of sweetened coffee. Flavor was big for a brown, rich in english malt flavor balanced with some brown malt and chocolate. Pushed almost into a porter, but not quite. Mothfeel was very pleasant... rich full body with appopiate carbonation. Residual sugars provided a silken feel to the beer and complemented the hint of dryness at the end. Really a well crafted beer. A bit big for a brown, and not quite a porter, but an "imperial brown" like this is fantastic!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: 471 Mighty Brown
Date: September 05, 2007
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: slightly sweet milk chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich milk chocolate flavor, nice caramel sweetness, little to no bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4