sonnycheeba (3746) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and lightly roasted malts, light earthy notes, chocolate, floral notes, and raisins. Flavor is dry malt base, light roast, caramel, mixed nuts, and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick white head. Aroma of roasted malt, maple, light coffee grounds, chocolate malt. Flavor of lots of roast, chocolate malt, mocha, and coffee grounds. Very tasty brown ale and the 8% is well hidden.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Engine 15
Near clear; very dark brown; durable ring; ring lacing.
Mildly nutty, a bit too sweet,
Medium-light body and carbonation.
Lots of caramel malts. A touch of herbal hops. Lasting aftertaste turns mildly bitter.
Clarkdvm (172) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy dark- cannot see through glass. Chalky brown ale. Good but nothing stands out
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really light Imperial Brown, chalky nose like a stout, not as malty or nutty as I would like. Good flavor that ends a little early but is very smooth. Great easy drinker for 8%abv!
oldcrankee (50) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark like a porter or stout. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastes like a sweet coffee infused brown style ale; but actually better if that can be construed.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at CCB. Aroma of nuts, oak and wood. Taste nutty with woody notes, vanilla, malt, little coffee and no hops. Easy beer to not down a couple.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CCB. Brown pour with an off white head. Nutty aromas. Nutty, earthy notes, with lightly roasted malt back beats. I’m usually a little disappointed with brown ales but this is an exception. Easy drinking with a good mouthfeel and body.
pprbckwrtr (4) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at World of Beer. Delicious dark dark brown with heavy coffee, nuts and chocolate taste. Looks great in a snifter. Easy to drink, very smooth.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Peles in Jacksonville fl. Flat inky ruby pour. Nose is sweet dessert, dark cherry, cake. Taste is sweeter with mild chili pepper kick. Dense, dessert palate with something like banana split with chocolate syrup. Rich, dense. Not cloying. Nice.