mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Complex aroma of honey and spices with a thick dirty brown appearance, muted taste and small mouthfeel.
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homebrewdude (4) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this Ia the brewery.
Poured a opaque brown.
Head was somewhat present.
Aroma was great, no overpowering.
I wish the taste was like the aroma.
This was a muddy mess of a beer. Nothing really defined, left me confused.
Sweetness out of balance.
Not sure how to fix this one? Dial back the spices and adjuncts???
BBB63 (5694) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Deep muddy brown with a small but lasting creamy head, good lace. The aroma has notes of maple syrup, bready and biscuity malts, a hint of treacle, grassy and herbal hops, clove and coriander vapours. The taste starts sweet and mildly fruity with a light note of honey. There is a light hop bitterness and moderate spice character about the finish. The mouth feel is full and sticky yet there is plenty of carbonation as well, a tad chalky and warming too. Seems more an English Strong Ale than a Brown Ale for sure. I could have done without the honey however.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Aroma is very nice; roasted nuts, toffee, candied sugar, and light chocolate. Flavor is smooth and brown, a nice nutty flavor mixed with spice and hops. Hint of gumdrops in the background. Nice malt and yeast profile as well. Pretty tasty.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub - Nice malty brew. It poured a hazy chestnut body with a bubbly ecru head. It had an aroma of dark caramel, lightly roasted malts, and powdery chocolate. A small amount of spices were added that I only picked up - barely - in the flavor, which was mainly about the smooth dark malt, chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Nice.