tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is chocolate, nuts, malty. The appearance is dark, opaque red/brown. The flavor is chocolate, roasty, nutty. The finish follows the flavor, with a slight hop bittering. The beer is medium in body.
FSUScott (99) - Rome, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice dark brown/amber. more mild aroma than i expected but pleasantly roasty. again, more mild taste but really very good. great feel and smooth. good beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy chestnut color with a beige head. Chocolate and malt make up the aroma. Sweet with some light notes of ash. The flavor had a touch of chocolate with a roasty malt base. Mild taste of ash. Medium bodied.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a light brown/amber color with a nice tan head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate, some roast and coffee. Rich, smooth and silky on the palate, chocolate, oat, roast, deep earthy notes, some nut and maybe its just the name, but I’d swear I get a touch of some tobacco. Top notch beer of a style that is usually just meh for me.
chimay67 (41) - hunt sta, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, growler from Big Z consumed same evening as purchased. Excellent, long lasting rocky head. Luxourious brown color, toasty malt aroma. A really well made, full bodied, well balanced brown ale.
This one is a real winner, a session ale ABV, combined with great flavor and the ability to pair with way more than just cigars. Would go great with a burger, a sausage pizza, or a bowl of goulash.
Gonna go tuck into the 2nd half of the growler, just do yourself a favor and make sure to let it warm up some before you do your rating on this one. It really opens up nicely at wamer temps.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep yet clear mahogany with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, toffee and light coffee. Taste of cocoa, dry chocolate, toffee and light coffee.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
secret draft at Brewvival. pours a dark brown with hints of burgandy with a soft brown head and great lacing. aroma is great with big roasted malts, lots of roasted nuts including almond, pecan, and peanut, milk chocolate, honey, and a touch of coffee. flavor is delicious as well with big notes of semi-sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, sweet caramel, tobacco smoke, and light, bitter, earthy hops. palate is medium bodied and very smooth with solid carbonation and a nutty, roasty finish. overall, a damn nice brown ale.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fat Cats. The color is a dark brown with an off white foam head that sits well around the rim. The aroma has chocolate, nutty, and vanilla notes. Smooth and refreshing. Love me some Cigar City
malrubius (1512) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at RnH. Brown with ring. Woody brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar with slightly woody soapy medicinal aftertaste. Silky light palate. Ok.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark copper color with a small creamy beige head.Wonderful aromas of malt,some sweet chocolate,alcohol,and some coffee. Great complex flavors of roasted malts,caramel malts,chocolate,and coffee.Great bitter finish.Great Brown ale!