eRock_2013 (342) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brown ale indeed, solid brown color, chocolate hoppy aroma. Taste is good, featuring chocolate notes with a dry finish, but could be more assertive. Very smooth with a relatively light body.
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Silvan7 (902) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Colore marrone scuro, solo alcuni riflessi rubino. Schiuma color beige scuro. Profumo tostato, pieno di frutta secca,e luppolato erbaceo. Il corpo medio , la carbonatazione gentile e il piacevole grado alcolico la rendono di una facilità di beva impressionante. Il gusto è asciutto, di mallo di noce, un po’ tostato e con un caldo alcolico lieve. Non è il mio stile ma mi ha favorevolmente impressionato.
Ron (3104) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color, with a light tan head, Smells of nut, malt, maybe some chocolate, and some hops. Taste is chocolate and nuts, with some malt on the back end, but a pleasant milk chocolate flavor. Decent body from a brown ale. Overall not too bad, enjoyable.
tmoreau (3053) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a coppery/brown color, with fairly lasting, brownish tan head froth, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was roasty, with some malty creaminess, light chocolate, caramel, and a little nuttiness & woody hints. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the flavor remained roasty, with a medium, earthy, and tanniny hop bitterness, some lingering nature, and a touch of smoke. Nicely malt smoothed, so no real bite. Tasty, and pretty darn quaffable!
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-ounce brown bottle from the Clifton Park brewery. Pours an opaque brown, medium-bodied, early hop bitterness then a dry malty flavor. slightly sharp chocolate character. Overall, OKAY.
Maverick34 (2653) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Brown malts and the like. Nutty. Pretty standard fare for a nut brown. Inoffensive enough.
Jayb0 (1103) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent brown, very dark, maybe too dark, pleasant all the way through but style-wise just didn’t quite hit the mark for me.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hearty brown color with a thin off-white head. Aromas are malty caramel, with a spicy nut smell. Like a toasted hazelnut almost. Taste is caramel forward, with more pronounced toasted nut flavor in the back, balanced by a light hop bitterness. Finish is still mostly caramel. Not bad.
superspak (3609) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes with moderate fruitiness; and good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, toffee, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, chocolate, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt flavors; with a solid amount of robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This nut brown poured a deep black colour with a nice brown, frothy head. Scents include coffee, chocolate, caramel and a little licorice. First sip was smooth and a little watery but flavourful. Flavours of licorice, coffee and roasted caramel. Finish is roasty and smooth.