Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of caramel and malt aromas.
Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Lots of action and too difficult to see the suspension.
Sweet caramel taste with a hint of broth and has a bit of a grapefruit background.
Medium/moderate bodied, resinous, with soft carbonation.
Very drinkable, I think the twist off may cause this to be a little flatter than on tap.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I may be biased because I like dark beers best. This one has a nice clean finish but the overall flavor is not as robust as I look for. Probably one of the better brown ales Iíve had lately but I tend to go for a stout or porter for more sweetness and bouquet.
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The brown ale did not have as much flavor as the others I have tried. It may have been a bad batch based on other reviews. It had a good malt flavor but not very strong or complex at all.
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Smells mild and sweet, pours light brown or dark amber. Almost no head. Bitter sweet taste with hints of chocolate and a coffee finish. Highly drinkable dessert ale.
jordinc (105) - 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.
bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Dark brown with small tan head. Roasty malt aroma continuing in the taste. Roastiness too overpowering for me.
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the yard house: Smelled of cheese? Not a bad smell, but definitely a cheesy smell with the malts. Was nice deep brown and had a pleasant nutty flavor, but was very complex.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: dark brown, small tan head that quickly disappeared. Smells sweet. Nice crisp palate, medium body, smooth taste with vanilla hints and brown sugar. Short finish is clean and refreshing.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad at all, chocolate comes out straight away both in the aroma and flavor, a bit too sweet for my tastes but very drinkable
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a hint of red, light tan head that was pretty thin and faded quickly, not much lacing. Aroma is pretty tame, a little bit of malt with hints of coffee. Flavor is kind of nutty, a touch of coffee, kind of roasty, good balance. Smooth, body isnít near as substantial as a porter, the next step up the dark beer scale, so I thought there was a bit more to be desired there. Not bad overall.