JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Irish pub in Excelsior. a better than average brown. fairly thick palate. lots of malt and it is bitter with grain. it could use some more hops, but it has something to offer in a style that is rarely worth drinking.
SODAK14 (306) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meh... Just your run of the mill, average brown ale. Taste what OK (what did you expect?). Not a big fan over the dry finish.
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Republic Calhoun, hazy dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, earth, slight caramel, toffee into a bit of yeast, slight bread into a bit of toast. Taste was a mix of toast, bread, caramel into a bit of spice, grass, slight toffee, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is sweet malt. Pours dark with a small head. Taste is sweet earthiness. Average brown
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2014
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Corey. Rich chestnut brown pour with burnt copper-orange edges; creamy, foamy beige head plumes up nicely on top & settles slowly. Aroma has a nice CaraMunich malt base. Toasty caramel notes, nuts, faint cocoa dust, a touch of toffee, & a hint of dark fruit sweetness, namely prune. Mild inclusion of musty earthiness, too. Starts to get a touch of apple-y tartness with some warmth... Uh-oh? Flavor... whoa! Sour apples & acetic acid are the first thing to hit my tongue. Vinegar, sourness, & acetone bury the malt base almost completely. Infected, by a long shot. Strange how it was surpassed in the aroma? Very weird. Sadly I must hammer the score as this was pretty gross.
bookman10 (731) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep reddish-brown, with minimal head. Aroma is very sour, fruity, almost like rotten bananas. Flavor starts a bit sour, with distinct nut favors in the finish. I wasn’t favorably impressed.
TheHOFF43 (1779) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at APN. Pour is a hazy, orange/brown with a good amount of head. Lots of caramel and toffee, solid beer for the style.
Ericular (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great roasty aroma. Sweet and roasty taste with a full body. Caramel and nutty. This looks good and is a great example of the style.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Stillwater Brewers Bazaar 7, Light brown pour, thin white head. Light nutty/malt aroma and taste, very light body/taste.
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s tap room. Consumed on 5-4-13. Pours a clear, light brown. Bitter, burnt chocolate smell. Dry taste features chocolate, muffin, and toffee flavors. Fruitiness in the taste: Plum, cherry. Medium body. Smooth and oily in the palate. Good beer, especially for a typically humdrum style. 7/3/7/3/14=>3.4
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP. Coudy orange brown pour. Nut and caramel on the nose. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness.