Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at great lakes. Notes of toast, earth, caramel, and chocolate. Decent beer, more earthy than i expected. a little rough a round the edges, but not bad.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium brown, nice white head. some hop to the nose. mild bitterness followed by a good deal of citrusy hop flavor before a little toasted malt and some yeasty esters before a nice dry finish. the hops distract from the malt aspects of the brew and there is very little chocolate flavor here, a decent brown ale, but the recipe could use some adjusting
Tmoney99 (9634) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade from fiver29. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body. Solid balanced toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by beervirgin at Cbus 9. Pours a dark brown color with a smallish tan head. Aroma is caramel, slight chocolate, some toffee perhaps. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, molasses. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes sweet. This was a very nice surprise for a style that rarely impresses me.
Cliff (398) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from the Brewery, bought in September. Pours a clear deep brown color with a fairly thick white head. Toasty, caramel aromas with a hint of earthy hops in the background. Taste is similar with a more profound hop presence. Still has the brown ale malty qualities, but a nice hop bite. Clean finish with a bit if residual sweetness. A nice beer, but not worth the $10 a bottle pricetag.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Leopoldstoch at C-bus 9. Deep brown color with a small head. The aroma was of sweet malts, milk chocolate, and caramel. The taste was a nice creamy coffee flavor with hints of vanilla and molasses. I rather enjoyed this one.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at the Cbus tasting by Butters...I like the sweet malty ones and this did not disappoint. Taste of sweet caramel and brown sugar.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
C-Bus 9 shared by butters: Bottle: Pours a clear reddish brown in color with a white head. Aroma, caramel, brown sugar, and a little nutty. Flavor, light caramel, brown sugar, body was a little on the thin side. But overall after being named after something so putrid, it turns out alright.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle purchased from the brewery - Pours a crystal clear light brown/amber color with small off white head. Aroma has chewy malts, light caramel, notes of honey, vanilla, raisens, slightly creamy. Flavor with lots of light caramel, note of honey, cherry, oak, with a fairly sweet finish. A good brew, nothing amazing but solid - a bit too sweet for my tastes, would have liked a bit more bitterness to balance.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, small white head. Aroma is nutty and roasty. Flavor is caramel, and light roasted malts with a toasted touch. Sweet and nutty but with light dark malts to balance it. Not bad but nothing exciting.