charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Three Aces. Poured dark brown with min tan head. Aroma of smokeyness with light nut. Quite smooth coats my mouth.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour is a dark red/brown with cream colored head. Tons of malts, nut and black licorice, flavor is the same. Not a fan of this for some reason.
carlb (98) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brilliantly clear, dark mahogany brown. 1 inch creamy-off-white head forms and settles in at 1/2 inch. The nose is clean, sweet, toasty, and yeasty. Medium body with forward sweet malty notes. Hints of chocolate and char on the palate. Delicious smoky notes. Dark toast? Short with hints of hazelnuts and bitterness in the lingering Belgian lace is well developed although thin. The ABV is not noticeable on the palate. Moderate to low carbonation. I would re-purchase.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Color dark red/brown with small head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, bread. Taste sweet, roasted, bread, caramel.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with ruby edges. Aromas of caramel and fresh bread prevail, with a light fruit presence. Slightly toasty, caramel-like flavor, hints of vanilla. Clean finish.
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blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bottleselect.com date stamp rubbed off. Pour has a dark brown color and there is a bit of stuff floating about. Aroma has rich brown malt, nutella, chocolate, and lactose. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation medium low. Flavor is big on the malt, light bitterness, nutella, and light bitterness into the finish. Wish this were fresher.
jjgmd (1050) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small head. Nose is malt with caramel and sweet. Taste is is malty with hints of chocolate and sweetness. Finsh is short , sweet and ends abruptly with a chocolate flavor. Quaff Score 6 / 10
zgaier (1016) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste is light, of chocolate, caramel, and light roaste pd malt while sweet which leads to a dry finish. Drinkable, solid, brown ale
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the 2013 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Muddy tea pour, aroma of floral/malt, taste is nice malt, solid all day beer
bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby-brown into the glass, with a small tan head that dissipates to nothing. The nose is nice, of raisins and dark fruits. Flavors are dry malts, toasted caramel, nut skins and dark cherries. The finish shows forth nuts and skins, providing a clean, balanced close to the pull. The medium body and smooth palate have enough soft carbonation activity to keep this drinkable and interesting. Very good brown!