yemntftb (106) - USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a reddish brown. Very thick and malty. This beer is pretty good, has a sugary aroma and tastes a bit nutty.
dlihcsnatas (106) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Itís brown and has a head that holds on but other than looking good it has little aroma other than some dark malts. Taste is dominated by roasted malts with a very dry and bland hop character to it. Glad I only picked up a single bottle sampler on this one.
eelbasher (105) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, deep brown;almost black, with a small light brown head. There is a small ring of lace that resides. Some roasted malts, mixed with caramel come to mind in the aroma. The flavor is packed with coffee, roasted malts, toast, spritzy carbonation, and finishing somewhat hoppy. A slight chocolate note comes out as it warms a bit. Nicely done brew and something that I will drink again.
geeklimit (104) - USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a good cream head. Aroma is of roasted malt with a slight yeast. Taste is complex with dark malt and spicy hops overtones. Slight astringent and chocolate aftertaste and leaves a clean but slightly sticky mouthfeel.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Glad I had the opportunity to give this one a shot. I believe it wil be a once and done for me. Not saying itís awful but I guess itís not one of my bests. Nice dark pour with a briefly lasting caramel looking head. Aroma is malty with tons of honey goodness. Mouthfeel was a bit of a disappointment for me. I expected it to be more full bodied. Itís not. What it is is a light, crisp drinkable ale with some pretty decent flavors that leave you a little on the dry side. Definitely not a drain pour for me. but one I wonít be buying again.
crhensel (97) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12 oz. bottle into dimpled mug) Pours a dark brown with a paper thin head and no lacing on the glass. Nose is heavy of caramel malts and a little toffee and maybe cocoa. the taste is average for a brown ale, with a little less sweetness than I am used to, so this detracts a little for me. There is a bit of the nut and cocoa flavor at the finish, which helps redeem this a bit. Overall a nice, refreshing drink, but nothing overly remarkable.
slimspady (93) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, little head. Nutty, sweet aroma and taste. Medium palate. Not much else to say. Decent effort. 080412
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma, a nice roasted malt flavor with a touch of fruit. This is a very fine nut brown ale, will without a doubt purchase again.
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - DEC 16, 2006
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Sienna colored, light tan head. Looks pretty. Aroma escapes me at the moment, because Iím overwhelmed by the awful bitter flavor after just one sip. My friend S, with whom I shared this, however, reports a wonderful heavy, rich hoppiness. He had the rest of my part. But this being my rating, I say "YUCK!"
mikemccarthy (87) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, red mahogany with a thin, white head that fades quickly. Roasted, nutty aroma, strong with malts. Medium, effervescent mouthfeel. Taste is oddly flat and sour. A bit disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5