matthewjk (730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
First try from Cigar City via secret online resource. -Hmmm...for me, this is quite underwhelming. I understand this wasn’t brewed to be so "in your face," but I find it thin and not very interesting. I’m not worried, I know Cigar City has excellent stuff and I have a small sample of their lineup in my fridge. So, this is ordinary--enough said.
LookMomNoHands (1055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml. bottle. Hazy, red-brown colour with a golden tint. Huge, fluffy off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, nuts, toasted malts, yeast and fruity notes. Light sweet taste. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Very pleasent palate. Finishes dry with hints of bread, coffee and brown sugar. Nice brown ale that left an impressively large chunk of foam at the bottom of my glass.
rondphoto (979) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark ruby amber with a head that quickly disappears, and tiny dots of lace that are also missing before the finish. Taste is malt with raisins and dark dried fruit, mixed with hazelnut. Taste grows through the palate, moving to a finish that ends with a whimper rather than lingering in a satisfying way. I expected better.
Hansen (5435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too carbonated, unpleasent mouthfeel. Dark brown and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma is malty, nutty. Some roasted malts. Flavor starts Moderate sweet, more nuts and moderate bitter finish.
Zita (3447) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light sweet nuts and burnt aroma,brown, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long nice bitter burnt finish.
njager246 (64) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nut and burn aroma... light brown... great brown ale taste...very crisp brown.. great beer
bitbucket (2112) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can courtesy kaggie. Pours clear brown with a huge but rapidly diminishing beige head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, raisins, toffee, nuts. Taste is sweet and much like the aroma.
kevinsenn (550) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of fig, toffee, and apple. Taste has plenty of toffee, some bready malts and apple, with a dry hoppy finish. Decent but my least favourite from Cigar City so far.
blankboy (5136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep amber-brown with an average size diminishing frothy beige head. Mild aroma of toasted caramel malt and nuts. Flavour also of caramel malt and nuts along with toffee and an earthy finish.
Average bodied. Meh, I’m not a fan of the style but this is just O.K.
Nische (63) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel, brown sugar and almonds. Sweet taste with coffee, nuts and caramel. Long coffee finish.
jercraigs (6475) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-04-12. Ruby brown body with a small beige Head 3+ Very dry aroma with notes of roasty toasty malt. Flavour is similar, modest dry malt, sweeter, lightly nutty. Whispers of strawberry Ovaltine in the background may be my imagination? Average to light bodied palate is smooth. 3+ Decent but not particularly exciting. Can shared by HogTownHarry