cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect american brown. Thanks to Tom for this. Pours a dark brown with a small brown top. Aroma is hazelnutand a small hop bitterness. Taste is big nut with a small roasty and dry hop bitterness.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Decent American brown. Toffee and nutty notes. Medium to lighter bodied. Not a huge fans of brown ales but this is a decent one
Scrapersnbeer (1392) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy aroma of cocoa beans and coffee. Reddish cola appearance. It’s nutty and sweet, but surprisingly bitter and astringent as well. Thin, with the consistency of warmed syrup. Typically American brown ale.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in The Ginger Man, July 2012.
Dark brown with a small head. Sweet aroma and with nuts, toffee, some light roasted malt. Nicely drinkable, descent stuff.
erikrocks (4) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolatey, nutty brown ale that drinks easily and smoothly. A little thin, though not out of style.
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jsmerig (1102) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a rich dark brown color with minimal tan head. Aroma is leather and chocolate. Taste is dark malt yet not overly sweet offset by a bit of spicy hops. It then turns chocolate as the taste lingers.
micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy and hazy mahogany color. Not much head formation even after an aggressive pour, but has good carbonation.
Mostly malty aromatics with some chocolate powder.
Simple tasting nutty and malty and a bit dry on the palette.
Plain jane beer.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle, 5/17/12
Aroma: This one has a sweet nose of caramel, nuts, dark malts, roast, and coffee
Appearance: It has a mahogany-brown pour with a small-mid sized light brown head and spotty lace
Flavor: It tastes of sweet malts and roasted malts, lightly bitter coffee and earthy flavors show up later
Palate: The body is fairly light for the style, but not particularly watery, and it has a slightly acidic finish
I have no idea where this one came from, but thank you to whomever left it in my fridge! This one is a pretty solid offering. It has some nice nut brown-like components to it, and overall it drank pretty decently. It may not be a top-of-style offering, but I have no major complaints either.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown color. Aroma is of malts, chocolate, coffee, and some toffee. Flavor is similar. A little nuttyness comes through in the end.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ brewery. A bit hazy, dark reddish brown appearance with a fluffy, tan head. Very toasty, caramel, dark chocolate malty, thick nutty aroma. Light syrupy caramel, roasty chocolate malty, moderate espresso flavor.