jeremyh70 (558) - Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a finger of tan head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and toasted malt. Slight roast flavor with chocolate and a some caramel. Nutty and tobacco flavors as advertised. Mouthfeel is somewhat slick with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice full flavors but not too heavy. A dark beer you can drink in the summer. Would pair well with a cigar.
Ed5388 (1615) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark muddy brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty, molasses, and some cocoa notes. Taste is nutty, rich roasted malt, and molasses.
quinndave88 (18) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a six pack of this on the advice of a friend. Was not disappointed, although I don’t like it as much as he does. Very smooth, almost as if there is no carbonation. Chocolate-y and coffee-esque. Not bad at all.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle it’s got that rich nutty caramels dry flavor, very nicely done, really like it
hondajunkie (84) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into pint glass a dark brown with a 1 finger dark khaki head leaving moderate lacing. Head dissipates quickly. Notes of chocolate, toffee. Smooth Mouthfeel with medium carbonation, hints of chocolate, creamy malt finished with a slight hoppy bite. Easy drinking and sessionable like most of GI beers. Glad I picked this one up.
fishonmyplane (335) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice layers of chocolate, nuts, and mild bittering hops. Very nice aroma. Not too sweet. Sessionable.
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Poured a very dark brown with just a hint of red/orange against bright light. Foamy off-white head. Slight lace. Aroma a bit thin but nice deep full roasted nut flavors. Almonds/cashews/hazelnuts. Burnt biscuits with nut butter. Well mixed. Nice dry finish for a Brown Ale.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the airport brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with almost no head on it. Nose is definitely nutty with just a little bit of toasting to it. Taste is quite malty and slightly thick. Decent taste, but nothing special.
mikedevilsfan (129) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean aroma, medium brown you can see through, of cream head with a little lacing. Clean caramel, sweet flavor with sweet slightly cloying back end. This one surprised me. Better than I thought it would be.
matthewjk (845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very surprised to find out I haven’t rated this "standard" before. Solid brown ale with a myriad of nice, mild, requisite brown ale flavors. Looks beautiful! Little thin for me. Overall, session recommended.