drywallman (351) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was on tap at Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier in Chicago. It poured brown as expected with a good long lasting beige head. It definitely started out with a rich caramel malt with some nuts and chocolate notes. The hops were of a medium herbal nature and balanced nicely. I could drink a lot of these in a session.
rxeight (2320) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the half acre tap room. Roasty malts. Caramel, tree bark. Light molasses. Sweet hops. Reminded me of a hopped up scotch ale.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, and a of molasses. It’s a dark brown with some orange transparency. It has a small beige head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel, toffee, and a hint of molasses. The finish had light-moderate roasted nuts. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint can. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Pine, chocolate, toasted grains, and some nuttiness.
ryecatcher (1237) - Bridgeport, 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 (3125) - 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 (2244) - 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 (5358) - 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 (3575) - Wentzville, 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 (677) - 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