MaroonOrange (137) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown with very little head. Molasses and root vegetables. Mild nuttiness and bitterness at the end.
GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, mahogany with lots of suspended particles and about 1’’ of mocha colored head. Aroma is sweet and nutty with a hint of chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a mild bitterness towards the end and a somewhat dry finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.
jmohno (1262) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany,clear. Some head at first. Minerally aroma, with some nuttyness,slight chocolate, malt tones maybe caramel. Rich taste for a 5%er, good body and mouthfeel, nice malt, crisp but smooth silky and rich, pretty decent really. Bettter than average brown ale for me. Pretty happy with it.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the holiday pack. Brown, not much head. Nose is coffee, caramel, nut. Flavour is same, not much hop character. Something I’d expect from a local no-name place... I like my brown sessionables but this is characterless.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark rusty color with a foamy tan head. Sweet toffee malt aroma with some hints of ripe fruit. Flavor is rather dull with some nutty sweetness. Dry texture and well carbonated. Drinkable but not a standout.
Bulk_Carrier (2717) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review is from notes. Consumed 12/14/13.
Into a pint glass.
The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a half finger white foamy head that dies in about a minute, lacing is clingy and in rings coating the glass nicely. The smell has some molasses, nutty malts, dark fruits all coming through in a fruity and somewhat roasty chocolate-like way. The taste is mainly sweet through the dark fruits, molasses, nuts and chocolate, fruity yet chocolatey aftertaste, dry nutty and fruity finish. On the palate is about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is very smooth for an American Brown Ale, really just plain smooth all around in the mouth and on the tongue. Overall, this is not a bad American Brown Ale, would I have this again? Actually unsure if I would have this again, it kinda reminded me of Right Brain’s brown ale (Igor Takes A Digger) the way the dark fruits come through.
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma - very fruity (cherry, plum, raisins, dates), light cocoa, straw and Red Man. Longneck, lousy label. Clear, dark ruby brown beer. Filmy tan head. Tastes of dilute cocoa and dates, moderate bittering, mild coffee/roast. Buffered/chalky mouthfeel though there’s some astringency in there. Drinkable, but didn’t have clockwork complexity. ABC, Betton.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep red pour with lacing one finger tan head. Aroma is very pleasing with notes of caramel, bread, and slight hop bitterness. Flavor is moderately sweet with a dry bitter average lasting finish. Overall a pretty great brown ale.
TomTron (424) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The fourth wiseman got left at the cantina because the other three didn’t think sweet baby jesus in a manger should know just yet that he was the messiah. Fast forward 2000 years and this beer was then given to Stevie Wonder, who after his first initial sip, could see again for 3.3 seconds, hence the rating.
Chudwick (2443) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - nutty, toasty and bread. Easy to drink. Mildly sweet. Refreshing for the style.