phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Yard House. Pours a pretty much clear amber-tinted brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee. Flavor is the same but a tad better; sweet, malty, and toasty. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid brown ale. Nothing spectacular, just gets the job done.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours medium brown with a couple of fingers of head that leaves a little lace. The aroma is malt and a little bit of a hazelnut or roasted peanut thing going on. The flavor is all in the front. There’s a little nutty malt and a little bit of floral hops, and then the finish is like water. This might be a decent lawnmower beer, but it’s not the first one I’d pick up.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A opaque dark-ish brown with a white head. The aromas are subtle and the body is medium. It is well balanced and can be imagined as a mild porter.
Gerbeer (1404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium dark brown with light head. Light aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of nuts, acidic chocolate, light coffee, and roasted malts
YigSvartka (31) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rather negligible scent, but the delectable taste compensates for that. Smooth and creamy texture. Taste consists of roast and caramel followed by a slight bitterness. A fantastic light brown just as the label clearly states. After drinking several, the artwork begins to make sense.
VoodooBear (40) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date. Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.
Appearance: Deep, dark caramel color. Develops a thick, two finger, tan colored head that fizzles out into a thin ring. Leaves some nice, patchy lacing.
Smell: Very faint, so it’s hard to notice. Smells mainly of caramel and a little bit of malt.
Taste: Roasted chocolate and caramel notes are evident. The malt sweetness rounds things out and a hint of hop bitterness provides balance. There’s a slight alcohol feel at the end.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, and easy to drink, feels a little thin, even. This might be surprising to a lot of people who expect a darker beer like this one to be stronger and fuller. It has some nice and crisp carbonation.
Overall: This is a very good brown ale, easy to drink and pleasant. It’s simple in taste and smell, so it won’t win any awards for being bold, dramatic and different. But sometimes you just want to drink something nice and easy. This is what this beer provides, and it does a really good job at it.
jkwood04 (3238) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours transparent brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light chocolate and roasted notes from the malts, and light floral hops. Flavor the same, with the malts blending well like a beer of this style should. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 A nice, simple brown ale. A tad watery. Nutty but doesn’t possess the usual smoothness to match. Drinkable.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok. Mild hops aroma with some malt. Pours brown with good lacing. Slightly sour aftertaste with a bit of bitterness. Average carbonation, average consistency. Bottle from Stop and Go.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops in New West. It’s brown as expected. Very nice brown ale, with medium carbonation and a dry finish. Damn good brown ale.