gregwilsonstl (877) - USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown translucent....smells nutty. Sweet. Tastes nutty...Almond? Fizzy. Delicious.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. A bit tangy, buttery caramel malty, nutty, toasty aroma. Roasty malty, caramel, chewy nutty, a touch fruity flavor. A bit watery. Bleh.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured brown with red hint, head was off white. Aroma is rich and full of malts. Taste is malty and slightly nutty in the finish.
Jesterdeal (1477) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of nutty malt, bitter chocolate, and slight butter. Pours dark with white filmy head. Taste is nice and malty with notes of cocoa and slight smokey coffee. Solid nut brown. I could drink a few of these.
BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and lots of carbonation throughout. Big malt aroma and taste but pretty one dimensional. A bit too sweet and overall kind of boring.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with dark orange highlights. The head was thin and light brown. Big malty aroma, mostly buttery caramel, dates, and subdued roasted nuts. Medium bodied and moderately sweet. Molasses, caramel, and roasted nut flavors.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, cream head. Nose is light roast, nut, hint of cocoa, and faint coffee. Smooth palate, heavy nut flavor, backed with light coffee, and chocolate.
Lemke10 (624) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a dark brown color with a light beige head. The scent is rather mild with hazelnuts. The taste is bold and nutty with a great blend of robust malts, caramel malts, and nuts. The texture is smooth and is an overall pretty good beer.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve read that back in the 19th century and south of the Thames, brown ales were the young Britís introduction to beer because they were sweet and weak in alcohol content. They were also popular with used car salesmen, according to George Melly. Thatís fitting for Messiah because itís sweet and easy to drink, but not necessarily interesting. Rusty brown color and light bodied.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 11/25/12
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, bread, nuts, and some chocolate notes as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a slight red hue, and a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is fairly malty as well, a little bit sweet, fairly roasty, and a with a light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a little creamy, with a soft carbonation, and a mildly dry finish
This one is one of those "What the hell, Iíve never rated this?" beers for me. I know I have had this one plenty of times, but some how it has escaped rating until now. Anyway, this one is fine, it hits the marks for drinkability, but it really is nothing special.