b3shine (2226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a semi-opaque brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of malt and hazelnut with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
csaso (930) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - fair size tan color thick head, very dark brown almost black color, roasty malt aroma and flavor, notes of coffee, chocolate and maybe a little nutty, almost stout like
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Ughsmash (6664) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Poured deep brown with a short-lived, smoked beige head. The aroma picked up fairly metallic husky notes with accents of nutty notes and chocolate.. kind of funky. The flavor found chocolate, nutty notes, and caramel at the core, with metallic character laced throughout.. a touch medicinal on the finish. Lighter-bodied and very dry on the palate.. too sharp.. this seemed off.
khoffman43 (844) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from RG. Pours brown with some sweet nuts on the tongue. Decent beer, nothing real special.
mikedR (353) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easily the best brown ale I've had, and an incredibly good beer in its own right -- and this is not a style to which I'm usually partial. Pours just barely on the brown side of black, with no head. Huge malt flavor, with just a shade of bitterness to keep things lively, and an amazing nutty taste -- with perhaps a hint of chocolate and coffee -- permeating throughout. The nuttiness has staying power, and keeps you coming back for more. Very, very good!!
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djroehler (150) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown, light mocha head. Heavy nut and toasty malt aroma with some funk. Medium body, malt and cream, roasted malt. Okay.
OmegaX (968) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad brew, here. 16oz can into shaker. This one has a heavy roasted grain and coffee aroma. Light cocoa notes mixed in there, too. Nice body - dark brown with a khaki head. Flavors match up nicely with more roast, coffee grounds, bitter cocoa, burnt toast. Pretty good.
bnielsen13 (102) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a light tan head. Chocolate malty aroma. Chocolaty, milky, syrupy flavor, kind of thin feel. Just ok.
vikingguy (618) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Very dark brown with tall foamy brown head. Fragrant chocolate malt. A very rich brown ale. Nutty, chocolatey, roasted malt, flaked barley...all balanced by a respectable hop bite. Very nice brown ale.
madvike (2066) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown with a ring of tan head. Nose is roasty, with a bit of plastic. Lightly milky with some vanilla and chocolate. Taste is the same, with powdery cocoa and milky sweetness. Medium-thin with smooth carbonation.