Trev (1997) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber brown with a medium lasting cap.
light roast malt aroma, some sweet nuttiness
flavour has caramel and maple syrup tones, more of the faint roasty tones and a very light bitterness in the finish as well. Body is a bit light though.
RR (26) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Muddled Brown pour, little head. Generic Brown ale. Malty aroma, very thin. Aftertaste was not good. Pedestrian at best
stretchfest (79) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazelnut brown with small, tan, disappearing head. Nutty, malty nose. Caramel and malt flavors. Watery.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Malty aroma with caramel. Pours red brown with off white head. Taste is slightly caramel sweet. Pretty watery. As far as brown ales go, not a favorite.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Hazy deep brown with a foamy, tan head. The head is pretty small and is gone quickly. No lacing left behind.
Aroma: Light nose. Slightly fruity with notes of nuts and light brown sugar.
Taste: Leaning heavy on the brown sugar side with some caramel and a slight earthiness to it. No hop prescience and definitely on the watery side.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium, slightly watery mouthfeel. Short finish.
Overall: A simple brown that could benefit from greater body and depth. Not terrible but certainly not worth seeking out.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle at Shallos in Indy. Appearance is a nice brown hue with little head. Nose is coffee and chocolaty malts. Prune/raisin flavors with chocolate and coffee undertones. Moth is dry and airy. Overall a nice beer.
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a purchase of six bottles from Corks and Kegs in Richmond. The brown ale poured a light brown yet clear when you hold the glass to a light. The head was smallish and disappeared. It is sweetish ale with mostly malt flavors and no hops. Nice finish but lacks body.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dan’s Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #3 of 90. Bottle at Shallo’s in Greenwood. Pours dirty brown, no head. Smell is mostly brown malts, toffee and prune. Flavors follow, goes down light and easy. Light palate, but enjoyable.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: as a brown ale, this is getting "out of the style." Pours dark brown with a rich arouma of chocolate and molasses, which I love. The taste falls short of the promising nose, though: molasses, pruney malts with a bitter, dry finish.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 355 ml
Appearance: amber brown with ruby hint , fine tanned creamy top , ring of lace. 4-
Nose: soft , creamy aroma with milk chocolate. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Mild, soft bodied . fairly straight forward milk chocolate character. Some alcohol found at edges.