BrownALEx (266) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sweet caramel, slighty malty. Appearance: dark brown with a one finger head. Taste: I get some brown sugar and chocolate. Kind of watery though. Palate: is a little weak, on the thin side. Overall: not the best, not the worst brown I’ve ever had.
stevoj (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Could barely tell the difference between their brown, amber and Scottish. All had the same hue, same body, same aroma, same consistency (watery). Nothing memorable here, folks.
DrSilverworm (6365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz single can picked up from Woodstock Wine & Cheese in Michigan for something like $2.50. Split with callipalegic. Mostly clear red orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some bits of lace. Caramel malt, mild toastiness. Mostly just caramel musty malt in the aroma. Moderate sweet taste, mild bitter. Mild overall. Tastes like it’s bordering an amber ale, rather than a brown. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Pretty average. Not great at all, but not terrible.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ap - 4 - brown beer with a small head on it.
Ar - 7 - nutty, chocolaty, very light coffee smell
Taste - 8 - nutty, chocolatey, bready, somewhat bland but very smooth taste
Mouth/palate - 3 - light, bland, alc covered, aftertaste is slight nuttiness
Overall - 13/20 - good beer, pretty light brown ale
mintzmeet (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty nutty. almost a maple flavor on the back. an old beer.poetry light for a brown ale. smooth and flat
blackflag321 (481) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can pour to shaker. Shiny brown. Faint head. Underwhelming caramel, nuts, sweet malt.
ipanoway69 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brown is smooth, earthy and easy drink. It has a slightly nutty flavor and was one of my favorites at a recent beerfest. The is the kind of beer you could drink a bunch of.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color white head and nice lacing.Caramel malty flavor with an aftertaste probably due to the can.
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very bland with a slight caramel malt flavor with hints of metal and chocolate and not really any hop presence.
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Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Right, well, it’s definitely brown, and actually, rather attractive, with a nice (though short) cascade effect. The body is reasonably good, with a frothiness. But, like the more recent renditions of Guinness it emulates, the substance of the flavor has been hollowed out, giving a pale sweetness and a vague caramel quality. There isn’t enough meat in these malts. Can.
BigBeer45 (1251) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can served in a large tulip,
this brown ale had a clear red pour with brown at the sides of the glass, it gave a one finger off-white head that retreated to a partial cover
and ring, it left some small fingers and spots of lacing on the glass,
this beer had aromas of toasted malt, caramel, faint raisin, some bread and brown sugar sweetness,
there was a slight off smell from I do not know, maybe old malt?
the flavors were toasted malt, caramel, faint chocolate and dark fruit, bread and dark fruit sweetness,
the finish had little bitterness, the off-ness was notice in the taste of this beer, not sure what it is, maybe old malt?
the mouth feel was less than medium, a little thin with no creamy feel on the palate,
I will try this beer again at a later date to see if it is better than this sample.