dfinney23 (1262) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid but unremarkable brown. Thin head that doesnít last. Aroma is nutty and sweet. Taste is similar with a bit of caramel.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with zero head. Aromas and flavors dominated by sweet malts and nuts. As advertised, very mild. Drinkable but unremarkable.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and chocolate.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, thanks bro, pour is pretty dark, aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Pretty nutty flavour, lots of chocolate flavours. overall tasty stuff
Angelmonster (100) - Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a small 1/4 inch creme colored head. Body is a dark brown with auburn red highlights. Head retention was average and so was lacing.
First smell is sweet, almost like coca cola mixed in with caramel malts. Next is some rye bready malt and some figs/raisins. Hops and alcohol arenít detected.
Taste is of chalky roasted malt and some semi tart prunes/raisins. Hops are very faint and alcohol is not present. Beer has a slight aftertaste of oxidation/soy sauce.
Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light bodied but not watery. Head dissipated rather quickly and failed to contribute any substance to the beer.
Overall this beer was average, typical for the style, somewhat bland. Could drink acouple of these but after half a glass I became bored and was ready to move on to something else.
hoggywood (5) - Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Carmel malty flavor. Very drinkable. Medium color. Taste is full of flavor and not heavy on hops.
arminjewell (5232) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured dark reddish brown with thin off white head from bottle, aroma had notes of sweet toffee, molasses, some roasted grain notes, slightly acidic, but even more caramel in there. Taste is a bit bitter, but still very sweet and one dimensional, with some caramel and toffee, some slight bread, maybe a touch of roast, with a slightly dry, sweet finish.
PorterPounder (4954) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grand Lake, Co. - on tap - Sagebrush BBQ. Pours a deep dark brown, medium thick khaki colored head. Sweet aroma, some chocolate and nuttiness. Flavor is sweet as well, dominated by nutty flavor, some brown sugar and a hint of toffee. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Good companion to the venison, elk and wild boar sausage I had for dinner.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour. Sweet toffee,raisin bread, light cocoa. Flavor is sweet malts, not much hops to speak of. On tap at Sagebrush in Grand Lake.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out a weird cola brown with very very little head, didnít last long either. Aroma was pretty swell, with notes of caramel, brownish chocolate malt, and some slight nuttiness. Too bad the taste was kinda flat. Unexciting tones of stale caramel, brown malt, and some walnut. Odd bitterness at end, and off-sweet. Light bodied. Just an average, or mediocre Brown Ale.