dbhenry (80) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brown ale has a good malt flavor, with good caramelization, a medium head, and medium body. The malt taste is basically balanced by the hops, but the malt lacks some of the depth and richness to make it a great beer.
Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty Good. Had this while I was in NY. I thought the sting on the back end was a bit suprising though. Not my favorite, but naot bad either.
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of coffee. The taste is sweet, chocolate and hints of coffee. A pleasant aftertaste.
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #51 for 2012
12oz bottle served cold. Aroma, sweet sugary syrup with some spice. Appearance was dark brown with a red tint. Mild taste with some sourness to the finish. Medium palate. Average brown ale.
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall good brown ale. Not much yeast character, very clean. Slight roastiness, smooth bitterness, slight toffee as well.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Not the best brown ale I’ve had by far but still pretty good. Great caramel-red color with a nice hop bitterness at the end. Tastes kind of chocolate-like reminding me a little of brown sugar and nutty. It s good and refreshing but nothing really special.
Steinface (77) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate. Very creamy pour. Goes down like most brown ales, very smooth and refreshing without being like water. Why doesn’t everyone love brown ales? They reign supreme
HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 Very good. Smelled malty, minimal hoppiness. Taste, one of the smoother, richer browns I have had. They note to have additional American hops added, but they do it in way that maintains an even keel. Not very complex, but a well mannered brown.
Mummididda (72) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, nice brown head, dark brown ale, with some strong taste of licorice and a hint of coffie.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby color with light tan head. Strong and rich aroma of roast-caramel with some hops. Starts nutty and with some caramel and continues to a hoppy middle with the caramel flavor lingering. Finish is also lightly hoppy,
roasted, nutty, with a pleasant clean bitterness. Somewhat watery texture does not detract from my impression - fits the
flavor quite well.