VoodooBear (48) - 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 itís 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. Thereís 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. Itís simple in taste and smell, so it wonít 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 (4031) - 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 doesnít possess the usual smoothness to match. Drinkable.
solidfunk (4135) - 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 (668) - 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. Itís brown as expected. Very nice brown ale, with medium carbonation and a dry finish. Damn good brown ale.
beastmaster (286) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, pretty dark pour with this head. Iím so used to nut brown ale aftertaste that this beer really surprised me. Out has a sweet caramel flavor that I think I secretly wanted in a brown ale. I wish it had a better aroma, it would have recieved a higher total score. One of the better browns Iíve had. Easy to drink.
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gorgeous dark, dark, dark brown. Head disappears quickly...nice toasty flavor, however an unexpected after taste. Good Brown Ale.
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a small head, dissipates fairly quickly but maintains nice lacing. Smooth mouthfeel with nice level of carbonation - enough, but not too much. Lightly sweet and malty, but not overpowering. Roasty, but stops short of a porter or stout. A simple brown, but a good one.
Fatehunter (1270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A finger of light tan head on a fairly clear brown colored body.
The aroma is chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. It smells like a porter.
The taste is mild bitterness, roasted malt, chocolate sweetness and finishes on a bitter note. A good profile.
The texture is crisp with a little cream. The carbonation is on the higher, fizzy side.
Overall a good brown ale.
mnurda (1140) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample from Mlcc. Light brown. Medium head. Light malt flavor. Slight hop tone.
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