KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that lasted a very long time, finally reducing to a thin cap and a medium collar which in turn did produce some good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted cereal malt and a leathery yeast with notes of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, molasses and a bit of oats.
The taste was extremely malty and a tad sweet with hints of caramel and molasses early on, and then became rather creamy and a little bitter with notes of chocolate and coffee towards the end. The flavor hung on for a good long duration letting an espresso mocha taste settle in wonderfully on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a light creamy robust texture and a mild to medium carbonation.
Overall a brew that is an exquisite representation of this style, with the oats giving it a nice smooth, creamy feel and a great drinkability. Most definitely one of the best Brown Ale’s I have tasted to date...
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 (237) - 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 (2102) - 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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