tectactoe (2028) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap: Stained mahogany color with slight ruby hints as the light passes through... Nice clarity for such a dark beer, topped with a frothy, off-white head that has great staying power & leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is very quiet, muddled, soft. Slight grains, steel tinted caramel notes, a bit of crystal-like malt sweetness, a touch of nuts, & mild cocoa powder. Very timid & almost too relaxed. Taste isn’t exactly amplified much, either. More nutty... notes of woodiness & toasted nuts. Light cocoa powdery sweetness, caramel malt, a mildly metallic aftertaste with a touch of earthy hop bitterness. Even for brown ales, this one was kind of "safe". Easy drinking, sure, but also quite forgettable.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders Brewery. Clear mahogany with a thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, caramel and mild citrusy and floral hops. Taste is nutty with caramel, roasted malts and a mild hop presence. Finishes up a touch astringent.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Founder’s on 3/29/13. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt and roast and not much else. Malty and caramelly flavor with a roasty finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a growler this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a small foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was a bit toasty and woody and was lacking any depth or much substance. The flavor was thin and watery with hints of wood and smoke - again lacing depth. Short woody and smoky finish. Thin and watery body. Disappointing.
joshwoodward (567) - - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid. Drinks a lot like the Bells Best Brown with a more light and hoppy flavor.delicious.
charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Founders KBS release. Dark dark red color light white head. Aromas of nuts. Light carbonation. Decent flavor.
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Founders KBS release party. Nutty aroma. Brown color with a reddish color. Slightly thin. Ok brew.
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jar72404 (426) - USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Dark amber brown with thin white head. Aroma is nutty. Flavor is nutty, a little smoky, with some chocolate. (Throat was sore so my tastes may be slightly off.)
ryanfolty (1857) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 28, 2013 - on tap at brewery. Reddish brown pour with limited head and lacing. Aroma was nutty, malty and light smoke. Taste was consistent with aroma and a very nutty finish. Light to medium body and soft carbonation.