craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Churchkey. Brown pour with tints of red, good sized frothy head. Nose and flavor bring touches of caramel malt, bread, and some weird spice and herb presence that just doesnít work. Not a fan.
keepersj12 (2673) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For those that like a malty beer. On tap at Hawthornes in Philly. Nice dark amber with a malt, bread, caramel aroma. The flavor is the same balanced by just a bit of hops. It is light and refreshing.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark chestnut brown ith a small beige head, not much lacing.
Aroma is sweet with caramel malts but also has a solid toasted nut character. Light citrus hops and multi-grain bread.
Taste is roasty up front, bread and caramel together. Not a lot of hops but maybe a bit of cocoa powder. Finish is dry and nutty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated, crisp and clean for a brown.
This is a well-crafted brown with nothing standing out but itís really drinkable.
alobar (2753) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with reddish highlights and a slightly off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and hops. Chocolate, nuts,roasted malt, and hop flavor. Nice beer!
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can thanks to blutt59.
Reddish brown pour, lots of tan head. Nose is nutty with lots of bready malts. Even more nuts in the flavor - smooth and malty.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear (I think) deep amber mahogany color. Almost three fingers off beige frothy/foamy head. Retention is good and sparse lacing is left.
4.0 S: Surprisingly hoppy. Itís not quite floral, not quite herbal, and also not quite earthy. The combination of "not quites" adds up to a good hoppiness. Lots of toasty maltiness with hints of chocolate and nuts. Lots of the Half Acre house character, which is hard to describe.
3.5 T: Not as hoppy as the nose suggested, but still a hoppier brown ale. Iíve finally decided that Iím calling the hopppiness earthy foremost and herbal second. Dry, dusty graininess. Lots of toastiness. A touch of chocolate and nuts. An abundance of the house character. Moderate bitterness that seems to come more from the malts than the hops.
2.5 M: Iím not a huge fan of the mouthfeel. Lighter medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but it feels somewhat dead. The strangest thing is how this is both creamy and not creamy at the same time and this I donít care for.
3.0 D: Tasty beer. Iím always happy to drink a new brown ale. This one seems to be a little rough around the edges though.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 02-14-2012 23:20:25
csaso (1339) - Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - good size thick head, dark amber color, malty but balanced aroma and flavor
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bonus tall boy can from TheAlum, thanks man. Poured a good looking chocolate brown body under a small foamy super light beige head. Aroma was rather subdued with notes of bread crusts, grass, hint of chocolate and nutts. Nice palate with a very smooth creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation, not much of an aftertaste, fades quickly. Flavor is a bit stronger than the aroma, although not by much. Notes of light chocolate, toast, crusts, light nut, some bitter hops towards the end. Okay beer, noting to email home about.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown and pretty clear, fair head and lace. Smell is fairly nutty with lots of caramel malts. Nice. Taste is quite good, a good malt profile with some molasses and brown sugar, and a lightly hoppy finish. Moderate carbonation, medium body, easy drinking. Overall itís pretty good, not spectacular but easily drinkable.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with creamy white head. Aroma is earthy, herbal hops with some bread. Taste is earthy hops, caramel, and some buttery notes. Itís ok, but nothing special.