jmgreenuk (4992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmigham. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is weak malt, leading to a medium bitter flavour with a liqourice, nutty, cream caramel palate with a hint of chocolate. One of the best nut brown ales i’ve had, but not THE best.
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear medium brown color, tan head. Aroma of nutella on toast. Taste is burnt toast, caramel. Not bad.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 Dark brown pour with khaki head. Big roasted notes on the aroma, nuts, toast, cocoa, slight smoke. Flavor has a burnt caramel character with an earthy malt and hop backbone. One of the better American brown ales in my opinion.
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice brown!! Aroma of malts slight roast maybe caramel. Taste was sweet up front but well balanced. Malts caramel nuts slight hops. Will have again
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured dark reddish brown with cream head. Light aroma of roast nut. Quite smooth drying bitter taste.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. Pours a very dark brown with reddish hues and a quickly disappearing tan head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has nuts and tree bark and toffee and faint chocolate. Taste is of sweet toffee, a solid nutty presence, bittersweet chocolate, and some coffee. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly nutty, possibly a bit short. Very smooth. This is not at all a "hoppy" brown, as the ones typically that are enjoyable, however it is a tasty true-to-style version, and very solid. Even going back to the September day went running to the local place to find more Edmund Fitzgerald and came back with this and some New Glarus - a few years back - solid then and still solid.
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown. Has a complex taste and aroma of coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. Taste also has some nuts and malt. Creamy.
beakerh20 (37) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown liquid with a creamy head when it's poured. The flavor has a hint of chocolate that is smooth and creamy. Aroma also has the chocolate notes
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llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really liked this! Not as heavy as I expected-poured a dark brown with a tan head that was small. Definite hops and chocolate combined with a nutty taste. Will drink again.
ciaranc (985) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany brown, big creme coloured head, creamy and lasting settles eventually to a thin residue. Looks great. Roast malt, coffee and nuts predominate in the aroma, with puberty notes from the hops. Lovely flavour, light roasted malt, more coffee and some hazelnuts. Hop bitterness is there, but never more than to offset that nice roastiness. Big, soft, lush mouthfeel, medium, tight carbonation. Finish is long and perfectly balanced. Excellent.