Mike_in_Kansas (23) - 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.
rdixon77 (2247) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty average brown. Pretty light and drinkable. Nothing stood out, but not bad either.
mjmoen (293) - - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
C. Pours a brown color with white head. Deceptively light for the color. Not bad/good
SODAK14 (342) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow This was almost too tasty of a brew, Pours dark with a little head. A smooth drinking brew with a roasted flavor (Talk about truth in advertising)!!! Buy it and drink it, your friends will thank you too.
ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma was nutty and toasted. Taste was sweet and mildly toasted.
superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate, plum, pear, apple, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate, plum, pear, apple, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English brown ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
edgallow (3574) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, roast and malts. Taste is nutty and malty.
HuskerTan (1566) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Malty, slightly roasty, peat.
A- Brown color, cloudy liquid, beige head.
T- Malty, bland.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Pretty damn boring and not much going on at all. Like I couldn’t even come up with any half decent descriptors. I’ve officially decided Empyrean is the worst brewery in Nebraska.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home pours brown with a thin tan head. Slight malt and roast on the nose. Flavor follows. Some nuttiness also thin bodied ms finishes dry and slightly bitter. Decent beer.
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Troupis (204) - - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in Lincoln, Nebraska after 600 miles of driving and found this beer buried in a cooler of Busch Light at a gas station where I'm pretty sure I was looked down on for driving a car without rust or that wasn't an oversized truck. It was worth the hick-dirty looks because this was a nicely created unpasteurized brown ale. Felt a little sugary somehow but full of taste. Nebraska will still be known for its tasty tractor gas more than its beer but I'm glad I found this one.
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Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Like every other run of the mill brown ale. Lightly toasted, lightly sweet, minimal hops. Meh.