Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour, tannish head. Very malty aroma with a good scent of coffee. Flavor is really weird. Coffee mixed with plastic and nail polish. Smells better than it tastes.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Tap] Part of a sampler at Lazlo’s in Omaha. Pours a clear chestnut brown color. Sweet caramel and light toasted bread aroma. Some hazelnut and mild coffee grounds in the finish. Thin in body and rather one dimensional. Easy to drink, but I was looking for more.
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown. Slight roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt, caramel and molasses. A decent brown.
wlajwl (5506) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good caramel aroma and flavor, wasn’t expecting it to be this good, a very good brown ale.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to a77cj7 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a medium brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee as well as some toffee, caramel and nuttyness.
The flavor is not quite as good as the smell, but it is still very nice. I get chocolate, hazelbut, toffee and caramel.
Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
A very nice English-style brown ale.
nuplastikk (5678) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz shorty bottle. Deep, opaque stained-glass red/brown. Thin off white head laces the glass. Deep, smooth chocolate, caramel, toffee notes. Medium bodied, a pretty true to style example. Rich, sweet, chocolate tones. Somewhat nutty. Refreshing. Well executed.
riversideAK (6055) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is roasty with a good deal of coffee on this brown ale and a slight acidity as well. Pours dark brown, no head or lace. The flavor is roasty and full of coffee, light chocolate sweetness and a touch of hop/coffee acidity in the finish. Somewhat unique in its coffee notes, and seemingly roastier than many browns. Light bodied with a easy crisp finish.
hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark mahongony with a huge head, almost no lacing. Strong coffee malt nose. Very roasted malt flavor that finishes with the same coffee flavor. Medium body, medium carbonation, and a crisp finish. Very enjoyable.
tjpasley (5) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 16, 2010 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet beer with nice malt tones. Very nice golden brown color with respectable head. Scent is not overly complicated, but quite appealing. The first few drinks are the best part of the beer as you try to decipher just what is going on. After those however, it can become a bit predictable and a little to sweet to drink more than one or two. I would certainly recommend trying one, but it is not a beer you will drink all evening.