Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown/amber color.Small light tan head that faded quickly and left little behind.Malty aroma with a bit of caramel and a little roastiness and a bit on the sweet side but not overly done.Nice flavor of burnt caramel and malt with slight sweet flavor up front changeing to a mild bitterness at the end with a mild hop presence.It might not be a great brew but it is definately a brew i could get used to and turn into a nice session brew.Thanks go to Matt_Dinges for sending this brew my way.
Mike_in_Kansas (22) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got on tap at the local Old Chicago. Pours brown with light brown head. Not too sweet, not too dry. Has a bit of a nutty aroma. Was hoping the taste would follow, but not much flavor to speak of. Very mild and light. I may have gotten a bad sample as I finished off the keg. Will have to try again.
jcnielsen (840) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lazloís in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a brownish color with white head. Nutty, malty, toffee flavors. My favorite Empyrean beer Iíve had so far. At my travel site, 50 miles northwest of Omaha, I am always hoping that they have this one at the bars. When they do, Iím relieved to get something both local and 10 times better than Bud.
BillHick420 (302) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear light brown with an off-white head. Thin mouth feel, decent aroma of coffee, hints of chocolate and caramel. Not to bad, but feels like a stout/porter knock-off.
Gription79 (1579) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is berry, toasted malts. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, yeasty, berries, slight woodiness. A well made brown ale. Reminds me of the chocolate covered jelly sticks.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid brown but nothing special. Pours a somewhat pale brown with a fizzy head that quickly fades. Malt and a hint of nuts.
uhclem (298) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad brown. I would like to see a longer-lasting head. Also, mouthfeel was on the thin side - needs a little more body.
yuzuha (13) - - AUG 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazey reddish brown with khaki colored head that quckly thins.and leaves a film of micro bubbles. A hint of sourness not much aroma a bit malty with a hint of a coffeeish flavor.
RobertDale (1900) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and a bit of hops. Pretty good.
gregwilsonstl (665) - USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful brown. Smells of nuts. Sweet and malty. A tad too sweet for me. Very tasty. Thanks Ryan Arp.
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours ruby brown with floaties and khaki head. Aroma is smooth slight sweetness with roasted barley and a little tobacco. The taste is frothy and malty, very malty, moderately roasted with a little fruit in the finish. The carbonation is light as is the body for a darker brown, to fit their "easy drinking brown ale" concept. For a standard American brown it?s enjoyable.