jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz bottle from Pick’s Liquors poured into a Shaker.
Off white head. Very thick and takes a long time to dissipate leaving a little lacing. Color is a dark amber or light brown.
Aroma is very malty. Bready with some cereal grains. Also a slight floral hop smell.
Taste is medium bitter and lightly sour. Definite caramel tastes and a slight hop tastes.
Medium bodied with a very slick texture. Lively and very fizzy carbonation with a long slightly sweet finish.
Overall, it’s a pretty damn good beer. Especially for the price, and the fact that they donate some proceeds to charity give them some brown nose points in my book. I’ll definitely be buying this one again!
johndoughty (4229) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My first from this brewery.A reddish bronze appearance with a creamy head. Unusual malty herb like flavour. Medium body and quite pleasant.
superspak (3321) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good brown ale(labeled as an amber ale on this site though). All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but there’s also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.
Beerhunter111 (10293) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, Karamell, Gewürzen. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, leicht hopfig, würzig.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fresh & Easy: Aroma is faint with caramel malts with a chance of hops. Appeared a dark brownish amber color while a thin patch of foam will flatten out. The flavor is bland with only a minor taste of sweet malt but with a dull bitterness from the hops. Taste like a macro amber recipe.
wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is yeast, caramel malts and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is caramel malts, mild sweetness and a smooth finish.
kaser (3979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red with white head. Malty and fruity. Decent. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015.
cgarvieuk (16998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home... Deep brown... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft malts nose.. Dark malts.. Dark roast.. Dark malts... Light bitter chocolate... Dark malts.. Bitter herbal roast
Onslow (1252) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear reddish brown brew with tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, some herbal hops, toffee. Taste is all about the sweet malts - caramel, toffee with a little light toast and bread. A little hops at the end though the sweet malt runs through to the end. Nice enough brew.