xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a NB globe.
Aroma is dense cocoa, herbal hoppiness, caramel, and some residual burn sugars.
Taste is initially black patent malt, followed by a ton of biscuit and caramel, and an herbal sweet hoppiness rounds out the flavors.
Very well balanced flavor-wise. Nothing extremely out of proportion except maybe the roastiness and the sugar level. 4.7 for a mild is kind of a high ABV.
Finishes herbal and bitter and with a bit of sweetness, and a touch of sourness.
Viajero (30) - - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting little brew, coming in at 4.8%, but packing a nice punch of earthy hops. Similar to my experience with their IPA, this beer was almost too well-attenuated, creating a very dry finish that, combined with the earthy hops, made for a somewhat austere feel. The chocolate and other roasted malts provide a bit of balance, but their presence was too sparse. Overall, I really like the idea of a sessionable brown ale, sort of a hopped up version of an English mild. This one probably needs a bit of fine-tuning to get there, though.
mikedR (1155) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better brown ales I've had. Unusual in its hint of chocolate, which nonetheless is quite good. I wouldn't mind the flavor and ABV being notched up one or two pegs tho.
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Metallion66 (104) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Boulders on Broadway. Dark brown/red pour. Very subdued aroma, but fantastic taste of biscuity malts. Pretty tasty low abv option.
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kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown/red color with off white head. Aromas of the wife’s fresh backed biscuits/bread with some roast and bitterness. Flavors of much of the same. Not a bad beer, but not my favorite.
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chestnut color with nice brown/mahogany edges. Decent aroma lightly biscuit and a bit of sweetness. Flavor lightly sweet up front with a breast finish. Really nice for tue style.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some light roasty coffee in the aroma. This pretty much tastes like a nut brown to me with some hints of coffee, all things I’m not too fond of. A nice red-brown appearance. Drinkable but not my style.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Papago. Rating #7. Nice brown, light and roasty and very easy to drink, solid. (2776)
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught pint. Brown-mahogany color, good lacing. I agree with the description for the most part, except I couldn’t taste much hops in it - it’s kind of like newcastle, but better. Pretty freaking good, quality session.
JPDurden24 (1564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, slightly off white head. Roasted malt and light caramel. Flavor is yeasty, roasty, little bit of chocolate. Nice and drinkable beer.
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Brown pour. Breast notes, medium toasted malt and light cocoa. Flavor is really nice. Bread, yeasty flavors, smooth roasted malt, hints of chocolate and a hint of a dark dried fruit. Nice beer.