rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into belgian glass. Aroma lacked the malty, rich sweetness of the style. No diacetyl. Appearance: nice dark brown color, poured with little head. Little bit of ruby if you hold it up to the light. Taste: nice, malty flavor, with a little toast. Balanced bitterness, but not really hoppy. Not really picking up fruity esters. Palate: Medium-full body, nice viscocity (from the oatmeal?). Moderate carbonation. Overall: a pretty good example of the style. Very nice flavor, would go very well with a hearty meal, or a cigar as they say.
Aggiebob (114) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Poured a dark brown with one finger of a beige head. The aroma is mildly coffee and chocolate, while the sweet taste has not only coffee and chocolate but also a sense of caramel. Very good.
Cristobal37 (301) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great brown. Chocolatey and full bodied. Caramel malt and oats. A spectacular example of a brown ale. Paired well with Hungarian pancakes.
Listigovers (413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Nice brown head on an almost opaque brown. Extremely smooth and round mouth feel with a nice soft aftertaste.
Freaky_tiki (699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a skimpy cap. Deep nose promises a great brown ale. And is. Deep brown sugar, pan fried pecans, a drizzle of cold coffee & rich malts define this brew. Not as innovative as Bellwood’s hop-infested Grizzly brown ale but a pretty good brew.
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty silky smooth oatmeal wetness. Chocolate, caramel, nuttiness, and earthiness. Love this brown ale just might be my fav. Cheers!
deepeary (245) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two month old can. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose is roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Taste is crisp and clean with nice roasted malt flavour. No bitterness, sweet malty finish. Sessionable.
tdtm82 (838) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3-year-old bottle. White lacing. Brown/redding image. Aroma is cedar; caramel; musty perfume. Taste is caramel; roasted chestnuts, peanuts, some velvet and blackcurrants. The finish is honey and dry and of red berry. Interesting and well-made brown ale.
pet3rman (345) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic aroma of chocolate and coffee beans. Foamy offwhite head sit atop a dark brown ale. Crisp yet smooth mouthfeel hints of caramel, chocolate and malt. Finishes smooth.
Niall73 (2107) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours a dark teddy brown with a thin tan head. Malt loaf, fruit cake caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lots of treacle, caramel cake, some dark fruit, hint of lemon... Sticky, but decent. OK.
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e303 (162) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to stout glass. Pour is dark clear brown with a decent white head. Aroma is malt and some chocolate with a bit of sweetness. The taste is malt with an oatmeal backbone. There's coffee and chocolate as well. It's nicely balanced. Good stuff.
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