jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, from Wolfey’s... i’m not mad about this being around local bars at all.. plenty sweet and malty.. easy to drink and great to enjoy, was surprised by what a dark pour this beer is, its dark even by brown ale standards.
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Excellent brown ale. Full body, lightly toasted malts, tall tan head, a little creamy... Borders on being a porter, but I really enjoy.
Chudwick (2476) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can - pours dark brown with beige head. Nose is vanilla and chocolate. Roasty and that’s about it. Mildly bitter. Dry finish. Mid to long finish. Hoppier than usual brown ale.
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can served in a chalice.
Pours with a dark red-brown body topped by a small but durable head.
The aroma is rather rich and complex, with chocolate and fruit cake notes. The flavor is even richer, with dark fruits and roasted grains joining the dark chocolate. Mildly bitter finish, and never as sweet as expected from a brown ale brewed with honey.
Feel: medium body and carbonation; crisp with a slightly dry finish.
O: a flavorful and distinctive brown ale in a can. Recommended.
YANCYP (7) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Far to bitter for me. Not enough maltiness. I need to try this with a different kind if food. Pizza and onion rings may be to blame.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BuckeyeBoy (3681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can thanks to Jeremy. Pours a deep brown with a off-white head. Nose is toast, honey sweetness, and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, honey, toast, pitfruit, and some nut on the end.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Petey "phaleslu" Pablo. Pours a nice deep cola brown. Slight tan head. Aroma is sweet floral honey, roasted malt. Taste is floral honey sweetness, creamy coffe, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Very smooth mouthfeel. Borders on a nice creamy porter. Neate.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours a hazy, deep brown with some thin, creamy white head. Nose is sweet, bran muffin, raisin, brown sugar, bread crust, malt, a little German chocolate cake. Flavor is similar, sweet, malty, cracker, biscuit, brown sugar, some honey, a flick of spice, some raisin. Finishes dry with a nice breadiness. Solid.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz can, courtesy of Errl) Pours a brown body with a small-off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and maple. Flavor of caramel, nuts, cocoa, roasted malt, dark fruit, and toffee.
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can
This was a respectable release from Jackie O’s that did not involve barrel aging or sourness. If it were more easy to find I would buy some. I will have to look at Lizardville next time I am in Cleveland to see what other canned offerings they have available.
Aroma / Appearance - A reddish brown base fills the glass with melted chocolate. Sandy tan head sits on top like handfuls of sawdust. Chocolate pudding, malt, and tea dregs flesh out a fresh feeling brown ale that brightens the air without being heavy.
Flavor / Palate - Malt rides on a wave of fresh brewed iced tea. A light bitter finish wraps up a balanced release that is easy to drink from start to finish. It may not be the greatest brown ale on the market. Even so this is a sign that there is more going on in Athens than just big sours and stouts.