mansquito (4069) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From my dear brother: Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and nuts. Taste is a bit sweet. Low bitterness in general. Rather smooth. Generally pretty simple. Not a bad beer though.
Capa (2265) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with chestnut accents and a light tan head. Chocolate, light roasted malts, a bit of caramel, espresso, some background fruitiness. Relatively thin body. Flavor is heavier on the roasted malt and chocolate with light sweet fruit. A solid brown ale but would be improved by a fuller body. Good beer, though.
arnold931 (816) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. A nice brown ale. Pours dark brown with very little head. Nose is caramel. Taste is caramel and roast. A little thin in the mouthfeel but good.
mothergoose311 (26) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brown ale! Served in a can from John’s Grocery. Good color with malty flavor. Would certainly drink again.
rondphoto (2784) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark ruby brown color, brown head cover, bits and pieces of lace. Aroma of robust malt, quite appealing. Taste is hazelnutty caramel malt. It moves without incident through the palate to a finish that hardly needs bittering. Not complex, not nearly as interesting as I had hoped. Fair.
SrSilliGose (3310) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pi rake. fucking a brother this can was from &e. canned rew says @7.0 percent abv for this vintage, may be some kind of one-off. bit of playdough on the nose. doughy sweet milk dud(e). potent old earthy cocoa, playdough coated chocolately roast. would prefer lower boast where i am @. gold ale brown in color just as brits intended, and chuged @ booster seat.
Homer321 (2630) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can from Pepsican. Poured into a snifter. Dark brown in color with minimal light brown head, lots of tiny bubbles clinging to the side. Aroma is moderate bread crust, and burnt toast. Some light chocolate and coffee, but not much. No hops really. Taste is a blend of metal, burnt coffee and blood. gawd this is gross.
ajnepple (3344) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops and nuts. Medium body with a smooth, rich finish.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is an almost black with almost no head at all. Aroma is a nice roasted malt with enough chocolate coming off it to make it interesting. Flavor is bitter chocolate with a decent roast and some metal toward the end. Mouth feel is thick and oliy with a nice dry roasted malt left on the tongue. This is way more in the porter/ stout category than a brown ale. Solid beer with a real heavy malt presence.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, nearly black pour with a 1 finger, frothy tan head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, strong nutty notes, roast, a hint of coffee, burnt sugar, a touch of woodiness and earthy hops. Flavor starts off with roast and lots of nutty malt, rolling into some nice, chocolate and mild coffee notes, husky grain and dry old wood. Toward the finish some light metallic and tart notes come in, very reminiscent of a stout with the beginnings of an infection that yields some lactic acid. Those notes are barely noticeable to me, so maybe its in my head. Medium body, syrupy entry, leading to a slightly astringent finish, with a moderate to heavy, and fairly sharp carbonation. Starts off really tasty, but as I drink the odd acidity and metallic notes seem to build up on the palate and make it a little less enjoyable.