AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I want to take this rating serious as Brad is my friend, but the numbers are always serious. With that said here is what the superest of all the spaks has to say, " 12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, toast, toffee, brown bread, honey, nuttiness, raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and honey notes with light hops; and good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, toast, honey, nuttiness, light roast, raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, toast, honey, nuttiness, raisin, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and honey flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brown ale! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and honey flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering." Of course he gave it his signature "4.1" as well.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julie says it is okay faint hint of smoke or hop. She give a 3.6.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Strykzone (5266) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can received in a trade with awlcordell. A dark brown opaque pour. Only a little amber. The head is beige and fluffy. The aroma is not big but is complex and interesting. The flavor is just as complex. Cocoa, dark fruit, earth, and so much more. Bitter dry chocolate, oatmeal raisin cookies. This is fun to drink and is good stuff.
DialSquare (3114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA. Deep reddish-brown pour. Aroma of cocoa, floral, nutty. Tastes of toffee, chocolate, earthy, brown sugar, dark fruit, spice. It’s good, but browns are my thing.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Jackie O’s Public House, 7/13/14. Pours a hazy red-brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, mild roasted malt and dark fruits. The taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malts, hops, mild honey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight lingering bitterness, refreshing.
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Had on in town (Hounddog’s, on N. High Street, to be precise), and had paid $4.50 for the full pint. Pours a rusty mauve/pansy purple-tinted dark brown with which a foamy, light yellow head 1 and a half fingers in length stood. Tastes and smells of milk chocolate, firewood, DME, wet cotton, laundry lint, Swiss cheese, beet sugar, baked bread, and sweat. Funky, grainy, and mildly confusing. A vague honey flavor also experienced by swallow. Medium bodied.
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to brigadier. Nose is initially musty. Then opens up to an earthy flower aroma. Can is slightly dented. Gonna affect the appearance rate. Taste is sweet with a light very light cocoa. Light vanilla. Slightly silky mouthfeel. Nice
WVHouseofBeer (914) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very solid Brown Ale on draft at Jackie O’s Public House. Tannish brown body produces a toasted malt nose and medium to lighter mouthfeel. At first you think this beer is just a normal brown ale with some roasty character and a little bit of some buttery cocoa touch but the backend offers this unique sweet tinge that really must be the honey. Super drinkable, good beer.
Fritz123 (1227) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a recent trade. Poured into a snifter at home. Deep brown pour with a fluffy head. No real lacing. Powerful aroma of caramel, soft ripened dark fruits, desert bread (or breakfast roll), nuts, cocoa powder. The taste is nearly as good as the aroma with the mocha, cocoa powder, roasted malts, roasted nuts and then finishing with a bitter coffee. Really a complex brown ale that is medium body, slick, full of flavor. Dry finish.
hopscotch (9892) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Pours dark, mostly clear and ruby-hued with a small creamy off-white head. Decent retention. The nose furnishes a boatload of big, bad-ass mocha – Cuban espresso coffee beans and deep, dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and silky with lazy carbonation. The flavor is moderately bitter and boasts an abundance of burnt cocoa. Short, deeply-roasted, mildly bitter finish. Can courtesy of darkguardian!