KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a clear dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) tan frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing slightly down to a medium cap and possessed excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was mildly sweet with a toasted dark malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and a pronounced hazelnut presence.
The taste was moderately sweet and extremely malty with notes of toffee and chocolate from the start, and then became just a tad bitter with a decent note of coffee and a nice smooth nutty alcohol finish. The flavor hung on for a good long time following the swallow, with a really tasty mocha coffee flavor left to linger on.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this is one of the better Brown Aleís I have tasted to date (and Iíve tasted quite a few). It has tons of flavor and a smooth drinkability, which did a great job of subduing the high ABV. If you ever get a chance to try this one PLEASE do so, you will not be disappointed...
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Could be one of my favorite brews, even though browns are not my favorite style. Brown pour tan head. Flavor of rich caramel and light cocoa. Smooth mouthfeel without any bad sweetness. So rich and smooth.
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at New World Brewery. Reddish brown pour with thick head. Good bit of caramel in the aroma. Same with the taste - caramel, almonds, some cocoa. Creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown. Tastes very rich and has a bit of sweetness against a strong roast character. It's delicious but isn't how I imagine brown ales.
ColovianTrader (421) - - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel and toffee forward, with notes of mixed nuts, toasted malts and grains. Hints of tartness in the finish.
Derek881 (1078) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a dark brown color with a deep ruby red hue and a medium-sized creamy dark tan head with average retention, and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a malty blend of chocolate, caramel, and toffee, along with some nuts, earthy hops, and barley. The taste was full of sweet malty flavors, including caramel, chocolate, toffee, and a bit of nutty character and modest bitterness. It had a full, wet, creamy mouthfeel with lower carbonation and a good overall smooth character.
Fritz123 (1303) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine shared at Adamís house. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small tan head. Powerful roasted caramel malt aroma with almonds, milk chocolate, vanilla, booze, and leather. Taste is a huge malt bomb with milk chocolates, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, nuts, and shoe leather. Thick mouth, moderate carbonation. Roasted finish.
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter. Nose is a ton of toast with a bread crust and light chocolate aroma. Dark brown. Medium sized off white head. Taste is initially butter from dark grain and hops. Lightly sweet but also balanced. Some noticeable alcohol warming. Nice.
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Thick Brown ale. Malty, caramelly, nutty, some chocolate. Huge sweetness and booze for a brown. CC going big as usual.
GreatDane1632 (1010) - Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated based on notes taken 28 Dec 2014 -- On tap. This beer is nothing but malty layers of caramel-y goodness. Very impressive brown, possibly the best brown Iíve ever had.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy moly...This stuffs a pal.... bomber shared with hakes at club w dek bar. .brownish pour with super sugar and malts.. delicious...never been a big fan of brown. .but this is legit