GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Kellehers, Peoria, IL. Reddish-brown pour with a tan head. It had a nutty malt flavor. Very drinkable-a good sessio beer. It had nice lacing and a good malt aftertaste.
drpimento (2017) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad; not great, but not bad. Served with a nice light tan medium sized head and some lace. Color is a very dark & hazy brown. Aroma is a rich brown with the barest hint of hop. Nice and malty. Flavorís pretty good too. Quintessential British Brown with a slight suggestion of fruit. Good stuff. Good body and carbonation. Good finish too. Full and satisfying. Session beer.
Benjiehorn (21) - Chicago, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another nice sessionable ale from Dark horse. Tried it on tap at the Binnyís South Loop location. Has a better mouthfeel than about 90% of the brown ales Iíve had, which is usually a good indicator of the quality of the beer. Some nice spice and roasted malt really help shape this beer.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL. The pour was dark brown, with a foamy, light tan, fairly lasting head and finally, a foamy ring with curtains of clingy lacing. The aroma was roasty, light sweetness, and a touch of caramel. The flavor kicked it up a notch with rich roastiness, hints of toffee and chocolate and a subtle hop bitterness. The body was full with a creamy texture and some dryness to the finish. A big English Brown Ale. Next time, a 12 oz. bottle at Lunar Brewing Co.. Add to existing review some clarity, ruby highlighting, a touch of dark fruit/concord grape in the nose, more of a well rounded bitterness, and a little char/smoke toward the finish. +.1
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Romans pub. Murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, nuts, roasted malt and caramel. Taste mimics the aroma, itís sweet and nutty with caramel and toasted malts with a little bit of bitter hoppiness in the finish. Not a big fan of the style (who is?), but this one ranks among the best within the style.
1FastSTi (3217) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer pours to a murky brown body with a foamy white head. The aroma is heavily nutty with walnuts and peanuts and a deeply toasted brown malt. Sweet nutty flavor. Creamy body. This was a superb brown ale.
Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasty aroma. Full of nutty coffee-ish notes. Pours brown with tan head. Notes of chocolate, tobacco and sesame in there.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Umber to brown in color, with a smaller off-white head. Caramel, nuts and toasted grain aromas. Mild pale malt in the front. Gets more toasty and additional bitter the deeper you get. Finish is dry with a hint of black malt. An average brown ale.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown pour, red highlights glimmering through, small tan head. Somewhat faint caramel aroma. Flavor, wow. A lot of roasted malt tree fruit here, with a sweet worty malt profile, balanced by resinous, bittersweet nut character. Bordering on a porter in terms of the flavor profile. Medium to full body, creamy palate, highly drinkable.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is well mashed dark malting ,with little exotic sparks of caramel and charred chocolate, taste is caramel/toffee and some kind of roastedness,more a porter then brown ale,slightly light finish,but satisfactory from start to finish