gertialex (5) - GREECE - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin tan head doesn't last long,dark red colour. Smells of dark malts, woody and dark fruits. The body is light to medium. It's sweet and malty with notes of biscuit and hints of hops at the finish.
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radio_nowhere (440) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into beer mug. Clear brown color with a finger of light tan head. Aroma of dark malt, hazelnut, some chocolate and some brown sugar. Taste is heavy malt sweetness, nutty, light caramel, some chocolate and nicely hop balanced. Medium body, low carbonation, clean finish. Decent ale.
ben4321 (3031) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/11/13
Aroma: The nose has malty and sweet, with chocolate, some caramel and toffee as well
Appearance: It pours a clear dark brown color with a red hue, a fizzy tan head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus sweet, heavy malty, with nutty undertones, and minimal hops
Palate: The body is medium, it has average carbonation, and a clean, lengthy finish
This is a solid brown that could probably use a bit of a hop presence for some balance. It is a little one-dimensionally sweet/malty. Still though, it is well-made and drinkable, and pretty much what you’d expect from Goose Island quality-wise in this style.
EtTuCthulhu (461) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer smells of roasted nuts and caramel, and it was a reddish dark brown with a frothy white, prominent head. It is slightly sweet with a medium-full body, and the creamy texture with a soft carbonation makes this beer quite pleasant.
DiarmaidBHK (2390) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bull Run Tap House. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Nice nuttiness on the nose. A bit of malt on the tongue but the nut notes are very prominent as well. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.
kevd193213 (805) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy light brown pour with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, hazelnuts and brown sugar. Medium body, mild carbonation with a nice finish. Great rep of the style, though a little light on the hops which I prefer anyway.
ads135 (1728) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of Goose Island’s best beers that are regularly available. One of their best period. Brown’s are a hard style to get excited about, but the roastiness of this, its nut and chocolate sweetness in the flavor is pretty grand.
bubbabogh (1) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love brown ale’s, and this is the best brown I’ve ever tried. It is a tad be sweeter than most.
watson1977 (2360) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has some dark roast...hints at coffee and chocolate. Flavor has coffee, chocolate, and light caramel with some roastiness and nuttiness...very nice. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is roasty/burnt/coffee. Nice brown ale.
DCLawyer (714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark brown with offwhite head. Aroma and taste are nutty with roasted malts. Decent for the style, but overall a mediocre beer.