Wittales (513) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear reddish brown with creamy lasting off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are simple sweet malts with English yeast profile and hints of nut and hops. Taste are toffee, caramel, nutty malts, yeasty cake with hints of lemony pine hops. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, average length brownish tick of dry finish. Could have fuller malt profile...
ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice clear brown, aroma is a light coffee, taste is a nice light chocolate with a bit of coffee, a nice smooth and tasty brown ale, about as good as this style can be
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, nuts and toasted malt. The flavor is similar with toffee, light malt and nuts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
conway (900) - - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber with 2 finger off white head. Aroma is dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste adds some chocolate and nuttiness. Full and rich palate. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a golden brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and burnt toast. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, raisins, caramel, and nuts.
ineedbeer (418) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has a very nice malty complexity to it. Light chocolate, low toast, dark caramel and some nuts are all present. Some light dark fruit notes of prune. More toasted bread aromas as it warms.
Pours a slightly cloudy brown with hints of burnt amber. Thick, light tab head that quickly recedes leaving a small film on top and along the edges.
Flavor is very malt forward with quite a bit of light chocolate and toffee notes. Some toasted bread character but less than in the aroma. Dark caramel and some tree nuts compliment the chocolate. Not much fruit or hops in the flavor. Medium light bitterness with some toast in the finish. As it warms the prune and some cherry becomes more evident in the flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very malt forward brown ale. I find this beer to be very enjoyable with good complexity in the way the toast, chocolate and caramel interact.
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swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, cola looking pour. Nutty aroma and flavor with coffee notes. Lighter mouthfeel. Slight allspice and nutmeg in the finish. Decent Sessionable brown
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at brewery. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Slight malt note on the nose. Lots of malt and hop flavor on the tongue. Nicely balanced. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.
Arayaga2 (1707) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear cola brown with a cm of off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with roott/barky, nutty and vanilla notes. Taste is the same, with some coffee into the finish. $2/12oz
Brewbie (432) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. ruby color, thin tan head. aroma of roast and caramel. taste of caramel sweetness.
justabeergeek (205) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into shaker
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, somewhat transparent. Small off-white head (fleeting).
Aroma: Slight toffee, caramel. A touch of roast, but not much.
Taste: Sweet maltiness with malt roast throughout. Slight hop presence. Flavors seem somewhat muted, boring.
Mouthfeel: Thin. Slight carbonation.
Overall: This is a boring, safe beer. Obviously, that comes with the territory of the style, but this beer does nothing to separate itself from the pack. The only saving grace to this beer is high drinkability, but that doesn’t warrant it anything higher than a 6 from me.