hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another winner from Goose Island. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a tan head that leaves decent lacing. The sweet aroma has notes of chocolate, caramel, and tobacco. The mouthfeel is good with high carbonation. The sweetness of the aroma transfers well to the taste. Definite tobacco, honey, and chocolate give way to a dry finish. An interesting and delicious brew.
sinfull (1261) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark , brown color. Thin , beige head. Aroma of chocolate , caramel , nuts , hint of herbs. Toasted malt sweetness mixed with hoppy bitterness in taste . Smooth and warming although it doesn't have high ABV.
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass at my sister’s Easter dinner. Dark reddish brown with beige to light tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, light cocoa. Tastes of caramel, toffee, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Nothing amazing but it is a serviceable brown ale.
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. 12oz bottle from old town. Nice aromas of toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, hazelnut and pine needle. Taste is mostly well-balanced but leaning toward the sweet side. Finish is nice and clean.
SlimHabib (391) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown, almost black, with a large tan head. Aroma is toffee and roasted nuts. Medium body. Taste is chocolate, nuts, coffee, and toffee.
DarkSong (336) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. It pours a very dark brown, which is almost black with a large, long lasting tan head. It has the aroma of nuts, dough, bread and has a roasty aroma. This is a very easy drinking beer. I taste nuts, bread and roasted flavor, leather and tobacco and yet it doesn’t come across as overly complex. I’m glad that I bought this and am looking forward to the rest of this breweries mixed case I bought with it.
euniceradio (340) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark brown. Light brown head dissipated fast in clean glass. Aroma of traditional nutty brown ale with good notes of toffee and chocolate. Taste is lighter than appearance with toffee, chocolate and disappointingly light on nut flavor. Dry finish with lighy, oily mouth feel. 2/21/15
Thechasm442 (509) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The beer pours dark brown with a thin khaki head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is hazelnuts, malts, and a bit of grassy hops. Overall aromas are somewhat subdued. Taste is toffee, nuts, sticky malt, and a bit of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin and alcohol is not present. Overall a decent representation of the style.
BucannonXC5 (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Vons in Lakeside, Calif.
Price: $13.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 5, 2015
Consumed: Feb. 5, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 23, 2014
Poured a very dark brown, almost black, color with two fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. No lacing. No retention. (Sight - 3.00)
Smelled chocolate, nuts, honey, caramel, toffee, faint vanilla, honey, light fudge and chocolate syrup. Seemed to be forced and fake. (Smell - 3.50)
Tasted chocolate, nutty malts, honey, sugary chocolate, bitter coffee and leather. Reminded me of a slightly better Shock Top’s Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium-to-full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.38)
Didn’t really care for this beer that much. Won’t have it again after these three. (Overall - 3.38)
3.44 78 B-
mike67 (1008) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with small, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted, nutty malt, chocolate, cacao and some piney hops. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and semi-dry. Good session ale.
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown with a nice tight khaki head that fades to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma has good roasted malt hidden coffee notes and some faint coco. Taste has a little bitterness and nice roasted malt day old coffee. Palate is thin crisp and brings me wanting another dip. Honestly it’s a pretty solid brown ale.