xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a minimal head. The aroma is great... tons of roasted nuts, prunes and dates. The flavor has lots of sweet brown malts and dark fruits peppered with nuts. A nice cheap version of a belgian brown. Good beer.
llcooldave (1168) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow... for a brown ale this really is dark, almost black. Immediate nose of licorice and malt. Slightly sweet malty flavor with the licorice note also present in the flavor. Fairly easy drinking, no really hoppy bitterness. I could probably drink more of these.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted nutty aroma and some mild sweet malt. Brown body with thin head. Roasted coffee and nut flavor. Light sweet roast on palate. Alright brew
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, amber color with good caramel candy and chocolate flavors, medium body and finish of cocoa and brown sugar
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Bockhorsey. Pours a clear dark brown with minimal head, sans for a soap scum on top, but leaves some spotty lacing. Nose is roasted nuts and a touch of coffee. Taste is smoky, mild coffee and roasted walnuts with a semi-sweet toffee finish. Medium, fairly creamy mouth feel. I’m not a huge fan of brown ales but I’d drink this one again – I liked it better than Moose Drool. Probably because it’s not nearly as sweet. Decent brew. Thanks Bill!
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 (On tap at Opal Devine’s on June 6, 2008) Amber-brown color, not very transparent, but clear. Opal Devine’s pored into pint glass, can’t remember if there was a head. Oops! Darn Air France. Typical Independence smell. Taste is lightly sweet and watery malty, goes down easy. Nut flavor is noticeble, but not easily identifiable. A pretty good beer, but not all out for the flavor ride.
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Swalden_28. pours out a light brown topped with a small head.A nice aroma of nuts and some sweetness. Tast of some roast and a little sweetness maybe some chocolate. A pretty good brown.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Light brown color, light head. Nose of light earthy hops and a caramelly maple note. The flavor is chewy with nutty cocoa note, mild chocolate and a sweet nuggat overtone. Decent brown ale, in the middle, decent body, robust tail. Respectable.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Kegs & Barrels, McKinney, TX. Pours a nice translucent brown with beige head with minimal retention. Aroma of slight roast & chocolate. Flavor was pleasant, nice roasty chocolate with dark fruit notes. Palate was light-medium feel with medium-high carbonation. Not bad......
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. thanks lb4lb. pours dark brown with tan head. nose has a slight roast, toasted biscuit, chocolate, and dark fruits. flavor is a bit grainy, toasted biscuit, dark fruits, some roast, and nuts. a tad rough around the edges and a fizzy carbonation. otherwise a decent brown.