fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Lizzyís in Orlando, pours dark murky brown with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate, but the oatmeal is present as well. Flavors are very rich, tons of chocolate, thin coffee, and lots of creamyness. So, so good.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Big Z. Pours an opaque black with a thin fuzzy head. Nose is espresso and dark chocolate. The flavor of this follows the nose but via a thinnish mouthful. Itís a nice fairly complex flavor. And the thinness makes this a fairly easy drinker. If you love espresso and brown ales then this is a must have.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This almost tastes like it has coffee in it. Thereís a good nuttiness. Good brown ale.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a deeper brown with some amber notes and a smaller bubbly off white head. This is a great brown ale. Lots of caramel, toasted malt, tobacco, nuts and brown sugar.
Slipstream (1866) - USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at RnH. Served in a nice chalice. Tobacco, coffee, butterscotch, barbeque smoke. Complex and aromatic. A little dry, complex, and aromatic. Excellent brew.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Bar Louie Ft. Myers. Poured a clear rootbear color with a small yet retaining head which is completely lacing the glass. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel and a hint of cocoa. Roasted malt in flavor with a hint of smoke. Slghtly sweet but great malt flavors. Nice beer!
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brass Rail in Cambelltown. Poured a copper amber brown with decent foam off white head. Caramel malts with a robust grain presence and woody aged like body. Tasted stronger than the 5.5% ABV, great as it warmed with a slight dry sweetness towards the finish. Very enjoyable.
jhliesen (655) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the World of Beer Viera--solid brown color with no head. I was at the bar, so I was served the drink right after it was poured. Roasty malt aroma complimented by nuts and a smig of hops. The taste was more on the sweet side with caramel and nuts. I didnít notice much on the oatmeal side and I should add there was a touch of smokiness to the beer. The finish was slightly bitter.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler filled at Big Z beverage. Pours a translucent, ruddy, dark brown with a thin, wispy white head. Sweet, malty aroma, bready grains, caramel, earth, nuts, brown sugar. Flavor is nice; cereal, bread, toasted grains, nuts, brown sugar. The oatmeal provides a silky mouthfeel. The end of the flavor has this earthy, dried leaf, maduro cigar like flavor. Very interesting. Drinkable and enjoyable.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Pint on tap in Tampa. Typical brown ale color with minimal head. Aroma is nutty and roasty and a little smoky. Taste is sweet and malty and reflects the aroma with the same variety. Body is full but comes off a little flat and the end. No real aftertaste. Overall decent beer.