baraciisch (1530) - USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Flavor is nutty, notes of chocolate and coffee... Finish is slightly bitter... Solid brown
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Aroma of toffee and chocolate Flavor of chocolate and caramel with some burned sugar. Some bitter hops.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown body, creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, nuts, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Nutty, roast flavor with hints of chocolate.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Yard House, Honolulu, HI
Brown color with red shades, creamy head. Light but nice aroma of roasted nuts and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel, with moderate nice flavor of roasted malt and nuts; correct bitterness.
It has a good balance, nice beer.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown color with lasting tan head. Nice nutty, chocolate, caramel aromas. Light to medium body. Nutty, milk chocolate, caramel flavors with light roast coffee-a bit thin--not bad.
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Allen, thanks! Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot of musty dark grain with some bread and a hint of sweetness. Flavor has a good amount of earthy grain with some bread and a hint of caramel.
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly rich brown ale, malty and nutty without being too sweet. Our go-to bottle of choice while on Kauai.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark brown with a red tint and a medium size khaki head, and great lacing.
smell is of molasses, buttery, and macadamia nuts.
taste is a little watery, nutty, some brown sugar, a touch of caramel, and a little pepper.
improvjock (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, something sour, tropical fruits. Flavor is of roasted malts, toffee, and is very smooth. Better than I was expecting.
ben4321 (3563) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Location: Draft at the Yard House - Honolulu, 7/5/12
Aroma: The aroma is roasted/burnt malts, along with some toffee and caramel
Appearance: Pours a dark amber brown color with a beige head and heavy lacing on the glass
Flavor: The taste is heavy malty, but not heavy sweet, roasty and a hint burnt, lightly dry finish
Palate: The body is medium, with good drinkability, a smooth feel, and soft-average carbonation
I liked this one. It turned out to be a more then solid example of the style. I haven’t been overly impressed with the (non Maui Brewing) local Hawaiian beers, so I wasn’t expecting much, but it exceeded expectations.