stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Arvin’s Christmas stash 2014. Deep, rich color. Strong, malty base with tons of nuttiness and caramel. Palate is excellent; consistent throughout. Pleasantly surprised.
Drjohnrock (680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Neon’s on October 30, 2014. Dark brown/amber hue, nice firm sweet malty aroma, very good flavor like the nose but not as sweet. Good brew.
Patrickctenchi (5718) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly, red-brown with a creamy tan head.
Caramel, dark chocolate aroma.
Rich, chocolate malt, dark caramel flavours.
Light earthy bitter....
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Chocolate fudge, malt, and hay aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Very good.
dpjuart (1098) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Vintage Estate. Pours brown with chocolate head. Gorgeous nose, chocolate chips and brown sugar, some malty goodness. Brown sugar and molasses. Mild hoppiness. Just delicious.
AirForceHops (5777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Nano Brew Cleveland on 26 Nov, 2014. Dark brown color with thick lacing. Aroma is woody, nutty and earthy, very nice… Taste is nicely earthy with a nutty and a hint of caramel as well as yeast. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, soft carbonation fills the mouth. Chewy texture. Was wondering if lactose is used because the earthy hints are balanced with a good amount of sugar sweetness.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a darknwoody brown. Brown espresso head. Very nice mild brown ale nose. Taste is out of this world though. So creamy and full of walnut and pecan taste. The yeast is just really present and woody
AndyReynolds (1081) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (480) - Ohio, USA - 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.
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Strykzone (6218) - 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.