hockeybeerguy (549) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottom right corner stamped in black; "MFG 03222013"
Is this from last year, by looking at the date? I dunno, but Iím liking this so far; Into a mug. The appearance has a hazy dark brown colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies at a nice pace leaving some nice foamy lacing in its wake, spiderwebs slightly after a good minute. The smell is nutty and malty with some nice added chocolate to add a slight sweetness, do I smell root beer? I think so, but I like it. The taste is mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, nutty aftertaste, sticky yet dry nutty finish. On the palate, its on the medium side, sessionable - hmmm... not as much as some American Brown Ales can, but given the ABV level I can see why this isnít - no worries. Overall, its about time, Kassikís - good job, not sure if this is aged as Iím still trying to understand what the date means on these 22 oz-ers, but Iím liking this for the most part, Kassikís best one so far, perhaps. I say you hit one out of the park with this one.
furthur (71) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black red, aromas of vanilla and caramel, flavors of vanilla, caramel, and cider. Hops are light, but the balance is good, not too sweet. This is one of my favorites for ice cream floats.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep burgundy, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Bready and biscuity nose.   Slightly sweet, slight graham cracker and caramel.   Lots of toffee and Bit-o-Honey (think honeycomb cereal) on the
tongue.   A little metallic on the backside, which really is distracting.   Its seems to build at the finish.   Bodya and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Starts out okay, gets a little better right up front, but then
the metallic note comes in and WHOOOSH, negates everything.   The honeycomb cereal does get a little overbearing too.   Lacks bitterness to counteract the sweetness.   Surely feels like a big Brown Ale, but the metallic note
and over abundance of honeycomb cereal kill it.
BrewDad (4605) - Olympia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice imperial brown flavor and finish. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor and finish. This was a very nice beer.
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forgot where I got bottle. Poured at a good temperature, with a fizzy, tan head that immediately settle to a small island and no lace. Color is a clear mahogany. Aroma is malt and fruit, a bit of molasses. Flavorís like nose; malt/fruit sweetness stands out, backed by a slightly sharp carbonic tang and finished with a bit of roast. Body is ok, but carbonation is a tad coarse. Finish again, has just about the only hint of being true to Nut Brown, does have some alcohol warmth and is of average length. Ok beer.
after4ever (5859) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that falls away, leaving a thin rim and plenty of lace. Mild brown bread nose, even when warming up. A bit of molasses in the background. Creamy, silky medium body with soft carb. Brown bread, bread crusts, a bit of molasses on the mid palate with a mild bready finish. Very approachable, very finishable. Just not a hell of a lot happening for 8.5%.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby red color with ivory sheen. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, seaweed aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty sweet malty flavors--too sweet
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with red hints to the edges, the head is about a finger to finger and a half beige. Aroma is malty with a hint of nuts. Taste is roasted malts, light nutty chocolate, and strange metallic hops. Iím torn between liking this and not.
thorongil2 (993) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear dark reddish amber colour with small brown head; faint aroma of stewed fruit, balanced flavour
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABBF. Brown color, brown head. Aroma of Nutella and toast. Taste is similar. Good stuff.