JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap. poured a dark whiskey color. no initial smell. taste if clover, caramel and vanilla with a hint of chocolate. smooth finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grolwer courtesy of jgd0608. Aroma is very heavy on the nose. roast malt, chocolate, dark breads and mild coffee. Body is ruddy brown to black and holds a diminishing pinky sized tan head. Very roasty fore. Has none of the estery sweetness of many brown ales. Rather it has a dark chocolate kind of sweetness...a muted coffee roast sweetness that is full, rich and bold. Very full flavor. Though as far as mouthfeel it leans toward the thin body of a brown ale it gives nothing up to the heavier porter style in terms of flavor concentration. Very nice hearty/roasty finish that has me envisioning overpaked pumpernickle. A damn nice brown ale.
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a yellowish head. The aroma was roasted coffee with some chocolate. There was also some quality tobacco. Interesting for a brown. The taste was fairly roasted along with coffee and tobacco. A solid brown ale that seemed almost like a brown porter to me.
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler (via ford9719) Initial aroma was strongly of vinegar when first opening growler - aroma changes to a strong maple syrup/brown sugar malt. Very dark brown with small head. Strong walnut malt and brown sugar/prune flavor with a moderate hops finish. Very nice and unique - fuller body than the average brown ale.
CitizenZ (26) - Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loved this beer off tap at the Little Apple Brew Pub. Almost no head, very dark, smooth, not sweet, but with tons of roasted grain, like darkly browned whole wheat bread, smooth and easy to drink, no crimes on the finish. Very enjoyable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some lightly roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma, some dark wheat breadiness, that in a blind taste teast would almost qualify as a porter, but has more signifgant qualities in the malt bill as a brown ale. Very good and solid overall.
unclemike (2491) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured a very nice dark color, foam is sorta a off white color a little lacing can taste the some choclate very easy drinking.
edgallow (2633) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pours brown with a off white head,. Aroma is nutty, malts and roast. Taste is caramel , nutty and grains.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark ruby-brown that lets some light through. Off-white head forms with a dense pack of tiny bubbles and leaves some lace. Aroma is coffee, dry toasty grain, roasted nuts, bitter-roast grain and some hop bitterness as well. Flavor mostly follows suit, but is unfortunately more muted than the aroma. A small hint of dark fruit shows as it warms. Medium body with slightly flat palate. Decent beer, basically to style, but needs more flavor intensity. Seems I wasn’t quite as wild about it.as the previous raters.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a dark black color. Aroma is chocolate and cinamon. Taste nutty and sweet.