soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Last beer of the month club beer. Pours a brown color that catches the light on the edges, with a tiny light tan head, Smells of nut, malt, maybe some chocolate, and some hops. Taste is chocolate and nuts, some malt on the back end, but a pleasant milk chocolate flavor. Decent body from a brown ale. Overall not too bad, but nothing overly impressive.
dlihcsnatas (221) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s 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.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle: Dark brown w/ no head, kind of like flat Pepsi. Aroma is pretty weak, but there are some roasty malts present. Flavor starts w/ caramel fading into dark roasted malts w/ a hint of coffee. Finish is slightly bitter, a bit light, but not bad.
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
xxx a drinkable brown ale, nothing exciting for the style, but not bad at all, and good name.
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Brown with amber hues. Very thin off white head that fades as quick as it began.
Aroma - Malty. Chocolate and toffe notes. Nutty and toasty. Brown sugar.
Taste - Muddled malts. Caramel and toffee flavors. Slighty toasted and nutty. Notes of brown sugar and some slight hops bitterness on the backend.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Kind of an odd finish. Its very average and a bit boring. I’ve definitely had better Browns.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear see through orangey/redish/brown, with a paper thin lacey head. Aroma is sweet, sour, coffee, and nutty maltyness. The body is medium/thin but perfect for this beer, not too thick but at the same time not too thin. I get some nutty roast malt in the flavor not to be out done by some floral hops that stand up pretty nicely. The beer kind of grew on me. There is a little metalic flavor that i did not care for, but all in all not bad. I kind of reminded me of something between a English Pale Ale, an ESB, and a Brown Ale.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a very dark brown almost black color with a thin film like light brown head. Aroma is semi sweet. Dark chocolate taste to it medium bitter aftertaste.
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a decent dark brown/ruby color that appeared clear. The head was off white and was of rather good size. The head was a bit soapy and didn’t have the longest retention I had ever see, but the lacing was ok. The aroma was a rather nice and sweet smelling caramel and toffee. A tad bit toasty. Smells rather rich with small chocolate notes creeping in. The malt became more and more robust as it warmed. The taste was caramel with bits of chocolate and toffee. Again, a bit of toastiness. Some bitterness is noticeable also. Rather rich. The taste seemed to be balanced a bit better than the aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Rather creamy. Smooth and dry. Does a pretty good job of leaving flavor on the palate. The mouthfeel was even a tad chewy. I thought this brew was pretty good really. Pretty solid in all aspects. Rather drikable with some complexity. Would be nice on a cool night. If someone had this available, I would have no problem drinking it again.
Brewdork (188) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with negligible head. Malty aroma with a hint of nutmeg and maple. Smooth malt flavor with a hop finish. A bit flat for my taste. Drinkable, but unremarkable.
GSH1976 (188) - 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.