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 (10884) - 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
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a dark brown with some ruby hues and a dissipating off white head. Aroma of brown sugar, hazlenut, and cocoa powder. Initial flavor of caramel, brown sugar, and wet grains- all with moderate sweetness. Mid palate has just enough hops to balance it out but is quickly overpowered by astringency. Some vanilla on the finish that is then is dominated unpleasant fusel alcohol Messy and unbalanced. Improves at room temperature.
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark brown/black pour with tan milkshake head. lacing. aroma of roasted malts, fresh hops, coffee and brown sugar. medium body. sweet and sugary. sugars mellow as it warms altough I feel they are too dominant. sour malts, roasted nuts, fresh hops, molasses. Nice effort. The 417 is about all I look forward to from Breck.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served at cellar temperature. Poured a clear ruby brown color. Head was two fingers high and light tan in color. Aroma was of toffee, molasses, and husky grain. Delicately sweet on the tongue with lots of biscuity malt and caramel flavor. There were also a strong vanilla accent and a hint of milk chocolate.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very Dark Brown with White Sandy Ring. Sugar Sweet Aroma. Nice Thick Dark Malts...Faint Notes of Roasts..Light Syrupy Molasses....Sweet Overall..Bitter and Lightly Stale Aftertaste...Nice Solid Brown.
tennisjoel (1244) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average looking brown ale. Thin cocoa colored head. Aroma is buttery, roasted nuts. A little thin bodied, even for a brown ale. Not too impressed with this...I’d choose Bells Best Brown or Rogue Hazelnut over this one. Fairly simple and one dimensional. Middle of the road given the style. The one positive here is there is a nice warming feeling without the alcohol bite.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown-mahogany no head. Buttery nuttiness in aroma, faint chocolate. Flavor is all chocolate and toasted nuts, through and through. Residuel sweetness. Only a brown, but enjoyable, if your in the mood for huge malt.