Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The waitress at HopCat (Stephanie) recommended this beer if I were to go to GRBC... well, as it turned out, it was my favorite of the paddle I got.
A simple copper brown sort of color with basically no head or lacing. Not a very attractive looking beer, but the rest of it is. The smell is slightly nutty with a bit of roastiness... now you’re talking. The taste is like the smell, but it just seems elevated on the taste buds. Roasted nuts is kind of the flavor I get. Maybe a coffee essence because of the roast. Some caramel. A nice sweetness even. A surprising depth of flavor for a style of beer I tend to deem as boring. Medium-ish feel and carbonation make this easy to drink a decent bit of.
After a slew of less than impressive brews, I was glad to have tasted this one. An proverbial diamond in the rough at GRBC.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Clear mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel/toffee, nuts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is sweet and nutty with caramel and a metallic and zippy finish.
BOSSbrewer (1239) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated this with another app and BeerBuddy unfortunately won't let me import comments.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Light brown with small head. Decent brown ale. Fairly light bodied. Quite nutty.
kaser (2015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a draft at their brewery. Brown with crazy white foamy head. Smells like peanuts. Tastes great. Chocolate and cocoa
njager246 (289) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brew pub... nut aroma with a dark brow appearance... good brown not as much flavor as bells
joshwoodward (457) - - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite style, but tasty. Like my benchmark Bells Best Brown, but with more sweetness and less of a pleasant bite.
charule (746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught GRBc Flight. Dark brown pour light lacing. Nutty aroma. Brown nutty dry taste. Alright.
artmcd8 (1217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty aroma. Pretty dark for a nut brown ale. Very dry finish. Peat mossy flavor. Unique.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tmoney99 (9969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid brew.