jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours brown with white head. Nose/taste of light cocoa, toasty nuts and light malt. Lighter medium body.
cheap (4014) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at the vintage. a darker beer, goes down easy. fun. better than expected. medium mild with manners. could use more co2. just a tad of smoke in there. smells a little roasty. not bad overall. glad I tasted it.
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. Slightly hazy dark brown pour with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and hops. Light-bodied with a sweet caramel malt character and notes of roasted nuts and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Great to see their stuff showing up in kegs in Cincinnati now. Pours a very dark brown, though not opaque, with a finger of tan head. Great-looking brown ale. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, oats, toasted malts, and nuts. Flavor of more rich dark chocolate, earth, oats, nuts, and well-done toast. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a rich, earthy mouthfeel that gives some noticeable bitterness rare in the style. Can’t believe this is a 4.5% brown ale. Really rich.
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint at Dutch’s. Looks good; a light cola brown with light beige lacing. Smells and tastes malty and nutty with a bit of oatmeal. Solid on the palate. Not bad.
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a super dark reddish brown with a decent khaki head. Aroma is kinda weak, but I’m gettin a lot of malt, some brown sugar, and caramel. Taste is creamy and nutty, roasty. Its not too bad but its not outstanding either.
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted oatmeal, sweet coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid roasted oatmeal sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft. Pours a translucent brown with a thick khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has some definitive chocolate notes and some oatmeal. The taste is chocolatey sweet and smooth oaty goodness. Light on the palate yet full in flavor. This is a great brown ale.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jackie O’s. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a moderate brown color with a good off-white head. The nose is pleasantly hoppy with notes of toasted malt, bread crust, and chocolate in the background. Flavor is similar. Bitterness and light sweetness and very drinkable. A big hit.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Public House on 5/19/12. Darkest brown to black pour with a thick tan head. Roasty, caramelly and slightly nutty nose. Malty and creamy flavor with a touch of buttered toffee and nuts before a roasty finish. Nice brown ale.