RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is malt, caramel, nuts, bread, and a bit of chocolate. Pretty good.
boozedude (1461) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at hyvee bar in urbandale... pours brown with light brown head..taste is typical brown. Nothing really sticks out..not bad tho..
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is brown with little to no head...smell is sweet malts, nutty, then definately hoppy...taste is not "crazy complex" by any means...sweet up front, but bizarre spicy bitterness in the finish...not their best beer...
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is medium malt-bready. Taste is medium malt-roasty/bready, some earthy hops.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Court Avenue. Dark amber brown appearance. Hazelnut brown malty nose. Low carbonation and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Nutty, thick caramel malty flavor. Slightly nutty aftertaste.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium head. The aroma is molasses and some bready bisciut-y things. This smells plenty malty. The flavor is lightly tart and toasty with some cherry and apple fruitiness. Mild but nice.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Des Moines. A simple yet pleasant beer here. Unlike the other offerings I tried throughout the night, there was nothing off about this one. In the aroma, some nutty dark malts, caramel, grains, and a non distinct hop in the background. It looked about like a standard brown would, with a medium-light body, light head, and straight brown color. The feel was nicely creamy with a bit of a bit. Good balanced notes in the flavor. Nutty dark malts, caramel, coffee, and earthy wood hop. Again, nothing special, but quite enjoyable.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
TAP: clear brown pour, mild nose. Taste is caramel, roast, and chocolate. Very impressive brown ale!
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at the 4th Annual Festival of Iowa Beers. Touches of diacetyl in the flavor with malt backing. Aroma is a great fresh malt smell.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit of green apples in the aroma. Pretty basic brown, slightly reminiscent of Bender in some ways, but not nearly as good. Crystal malt evident.