DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2003 Draft. Well, after sampling what they had on tap, this is the one that went home with me and a friend. Good English-style hop bitterness and complex shades of coffee, nutmeg, maybe even hazelnuts and prunes... it's just a different taste with each sip. The glass I'm having out of the growler right now has a burnt coffee taste to it. Chocolate malts apparent, a roasty malt smell on top of a hop aroma and a warming alcohol presence, this one is a winner.
Christpuncher (1171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nutty flavored brown ale. First one I have had from this brewery. Bitter finish and a bottle pour at beer temple
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RussianDragon (468) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with lasting cream head, no lacing. Aroma is "brown chocolate basement" (thanks Huhzubendah) and chocolate dust. Flavor is "Diet Palo Santo" - solid, but not as good overall. Notes 2/15/10.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Clear dark brown pour with a thin beige colored head. Nose is of caramel malts and a distinct nuttiness. Taste is mostly of darker roasted malts, pecan and milk chocolate. Dry and earthy grains in the finish. OK palate with moderate carbonation. A nice beer. Tasting notes from 11/2011.
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear deep brown, very small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is fairly rich with notes of roasty malts, ash, smoke, nutty. Flavor follows, medium sweet, malty, toffee, roast, ash, cocoa powder, minimal bitterness
Medium body, creamy, good.
Block (1412) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer does have a smooth texture to it with an interesting profile which I’m assuming is from the molasses. A bit of a nut flavor but not very present.
oeltroll (19) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at aucheval, solid take on brown ale style , nice grassy and slightly floral hop qualities, caramel, coffee, toffee and roast qualities. not a style i am super enthralled by but nice to try a local take on the style
djd07 (3584) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small white head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is toasty nutiness and raisin. Medium mouthfeel with dry roast and caramel with toasty finish. Very good.
charule (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured brown with tan head. Roasty hop aroma. Almost smooth slight bitter taste. Meh
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some toffee note as well as some mint and cocoa. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of chocolate and toffee as well as some sweet molasses notes. Tastes a bit oxidized but that only takes away from it a little bit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jandd1983 (2567) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was sweet with molasses, coffee, roasted malts and some nuts. The taste was similar to the aroma with the sweetness leading the way, ie: molasses, roastiness, some cocoa and coffee. Very good.