drjay44 (2131) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale beige thin short lived head, with some lacing, over a clear light reddish brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is hazel nut, bit of coffee, with a bit of toffee and caramel, along with minimal grassy hop....taste is light roasted malts, with a bit of toffee, finishing with a light spicy hop bitterness, it is dry throughout.....mouth feel is light, carbonation adds a spritz on the tongue. This fits reasonably closely the Northern type of English Brown Ales. It does not have quite the depth of some of the others in the genre. BJCP 7/2/12/4/7
ogiergrove (105) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mildly nutty aroma. Nice clear dark red-brown color. Almost no head out of the bottle, but not flat. Medium bodied with some lingering roasty cereal notes.
cthomas2390 (115) - Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear copper with reasonable light-tan head. Caramel, nutty aromas but the taste is slightly less so and the palate is disappointingly thin. Clean finish.
RobertDale (1900) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is similar with a hint of chocolate. Pretty good.
IrishBoy (3618) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors, Fort Collins. Nose is lots of hazelnuts with a very slight vanilla note mixed with some caramel. Clear rusty brown with a small beige head. Flavor is caramel and nuts and just a hint of smoky char.
Acknud (1024) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road brown. Pours somewhat dull with a thin head. Roasted malt nose. Taste is malt with caramel. Nutty flavor Not enough carbonation for me.
dfinney23 (1004) - 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 (1747) - Boulder, Colorado, 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 (11113) - 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 (1832) - 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 (94) - 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.