sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can, thanks Ryan. Cola garnet-black, nitro-style frothy tan head without the nitro; big lacing. Aroma has black malt character, with chocolate, the slightest hint of roast and coffee, nutty sweetness, light toffee, yeasty tang. Flavor similar, with a light bitterness; finish is predominantly chocolate and bitter roast. Mouthfeel is also not much past cola; soft, full carbonation borders on fizzy. Seems like a nut brown / black ale hybrid to me. Decent enough beer, I guess, but a bit boring.
ryecatcher (796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Pours a deep brown, tan head decent retention and lacing, nose is malt, roast, toasty pumpernickel bread. Mouth is medium bodied, very mild malt sweetness, tempered by a hoppy bitterness, nutty, roasted barley character. Tasty brown.
tectactoe (1937) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Half Acre: Rustic brown color with a gradient of lighter copper towards the bottom; the khaki froth on top quickly transcends into a thin layer of foam. Aroma of dusty caramel malts, overly baked/toasted bread, generic earthiness, & a slight touch of unsweet cocoa powder. Nothing inherently wrong with the aroma, just a little uninspired. More rich caramel maltiness on the palate with a slightly sweet toffee tone to it. Metallic & grassy earth vibes throughout, layered with some mild plum fruits, burnt bread, & even a bit of anise. It’s like a hybrid between a brown ale & an English bitter... Basically, a brown ale that’s more bitter than sweet. Decent, albeit a little hard to figure out.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can from Tooch. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with thin off-white head. The nose is fruity with toasted nuts. The taste is light cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and a bitter hop finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Nice brown ale. 3.4
ben4321 (3947) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Girl and the Goat, 7/5/14
Aroma: The aroma has nutty malts, some caramel, tropical notes, and some pine
Appearance: A reddish-brown color, with a nice, lasting, thick, and frothy off-white head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same line, malty, balance nicely by a later hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a nice drinkabilty, and smooth finish on the mouth
Overall, I thought this was a pretty nice beer. It drinks nicely and seems to blur the lines between Brown Ale and Cascadian Dark Ale (in a good way). Definitely a great looking beer.
jandd1983 (2580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, nuts and some smoke. The taste was of roasted malts with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Nice.
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mostly clear brown with medium tan head. Lightly toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Malty flavor, lightly sweet but not too much, minor hops in the background, good flavor, easy to drink. Decent.
sherwoodsonny (4) - - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The styleless wonder will always be high on my list! Esp for the winter holidays. Hoppy darkness
boxofrane (2127) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours hazy brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has some oat, nuts, cocoa. The taste is nutty and light hop bitterness.
BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Warm amber in glass. Lots of malt centric fun. Full nose with nut and caramel. Flavor is more grainy goodness with a bitter finish. Feels unrefined. Enjoyable.
dagimp (719) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a tallboy into a pint glass. Pours a light clear brown with an inch or so of lightish head. Sweet, tinny aroma. Mouthfeel is very, very light. Taste is metallic and bland. Flavors of ice, minerals, metal, light brown sugar, bread and dirt. Meh, pretty lousy.