Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, scarlet-brown colored body with a finger-width, foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nutty caramels and a light cocoa. Some light roasts and a touch of earth. Flavor is better. More of the nutty caramels up front with a light fruity sweetness and some cocoa. Some roasts blend nicely to balance along with a light earth. Finishes smooth, clean, and dry with a nice balance of all the flavors while leaving a light, roasty bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking, well made brown ale. Nice nutty caramel and cocoa along with a balancing roast. Not bad.
bisonkron (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance - The beer looked great, a little lighter than your average brown ale. Poured a great head that stuck around till the end. It was not cloudy. Carbonation was a little low but ok. The appearance got me excited to drink it.
Smell - smells that stuck out to me; slightly smokey, and a hint of nuttyness.
the taste mirrored the smell except slightly weaker. I found drinking straight out of the bottle to yield the most taste.
Carbonation was adequate. the body was light and somewhat watery.
Drinkability - Easy to drink, but I would not have another.
Glass: Pint Glass
Serving type: bottle
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The darkest brown ale Iíve ever had to date. Looks like a thin Guinness, and smells like one too. Flavor of roasted nuts, like a Guinness.... Basically, its a good beer thatís not quite a Guinness
degbert (1060) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with little visible carbonation and a soft, pillowy head. Nose is date, maple, and roast. Strong caramel on the flavor, backed up with a certain hops bitterness and an underpinning of coffee and chocolate. Good mouthfeel. An excellent sessioner.
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying saucer. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich chocolate and nice dry finish. A good brown ale from Independence.
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint glass at the brewery- semi transparent dark brown, aroma of a malt that had just a touch of caramel added to it and a faint note of nuts. Hits the mouth with a low medium body, malt is there and has been just lightly sweetened, holds up well in the middle, finish is complete with a note of dark chocolate.
buddhasbrewing (1) - USA - MAR 12, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the best brown ale that I have had in a while. It has some characteristics of a porter but itís very drinkable. Lots of coffee and roasted nutty flavors. Just the right hint of sweetness. Overall a really great beer that reminds you why you like beer.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/3/2010 (Bottle):
Pours a clear roasted brown color body, small tan head, pretty quickly diminishing. Roasted aroma, some chocolate. Coffee, almost burnt. Some sweetness, but only a little. Coffee taste, strong coffee. Roasted, but not burnt. Some ashiness, but only a little. Light body, very drinkable. Surprisingly tasty. Some nuttiness.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown, with some reddish highlights on the edges when it is held up to a light. The beer smells of nuts and malt. The taste is similar, but also very creamy.
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. The beer is a dark brown color with a thin light beige head that recedes to a film eventually. Roasty malt aroma with notes of nuts and hops. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt and nuts, hops and a bit of chocolate. The finish is roasty with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.