BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brown. Pours murky brown thin tan head. Aroma lacking but a little roasty and burnt grains. Taste is chocolate, ash, and caramel. A little bitter in the end. Light to medium body light to medium carbonation.
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/19/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, molasses, brown bread, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, light raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light chocolate, and light raisin on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brown ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unbalanced, overly malty, syrupy, tar. Not enough bittering or complexity. Looked great and nice aroma, just not satisfying to me.
drfabulous (3989) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Big brown pour. Chocolate throughout. Some roast to the taste. A solid rich brown ale.
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma due to spices, thin on the palate. A good brown style ale, but nothing beyond average
keepersj12 (2689) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with red highlights. The aroma has a lot of caramel, bread and a bit of booze. the flavor has a very nice caramel taste with more hops than I expected giving a fruity taste. A nice crisp feel in the mouth.
Holtguy (117) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish red with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is toasty caramel, not too sweet, and a bit dry. This one grew on me. Very good.
Ericular (612) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a moderately dark brown with lasting thin head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with some caramel sweetness with a hint of dark fruit. Taste is sweet and slightly tangy up front then some drying bitterness in the middle, and mild roast in the aftertaste. This is subtle overall, but with a nice flavor. Palate is medium bodied and noticeable carbonation.
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft and bottle - pour a medium brown . Nice bready aromas with faint cocoa . A really solid brown , always a good-to .
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kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewery. Pours deep dark brown (nearly black) with lacing. Aroma of sweet toffee and nuts. Taste is caramel and toffee, with good balance of sweetness and bitterness leading to a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Nice brown ale.