bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good beer, smooth w/nutty & caramel taste not to mention a slight bitterness, which is good, brown hue w/a light tan head. big fan of nut brown aleís.
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with minimal, lacy head. Smells of roasted coffee, malts, cocoa, brown sugar and nuts... very earthy. Tastes are heavily dominated by the roasted coffee flavor, but there are ample notes of cocoa, malts and some hop presence. Itís a medium-bodied beer, a good mixture of heavy and light. It finishes quick with a sweet aftertaste. A very nice brown ale.
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light white head, body was a deep brown red, malty, with very little hop presence. Finishes very smooth.
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-citrus and piney hops up front in the nose but lightly roasted malts do come through with a caramel and mild chocolate character. Is sorrel or chestnut in color, very appropriate for a "nut brown ale". Sweet and nutty with hints of burnt caramel and a chocolate finish. There is the faintest note of acridity lended by roasted barley. Oranges come through pleasantly in the flavor as well. Bitterness is spot on. A solid beer that could be a tad dryer.
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap. A dark amber, light brown beer with a slightly off-whit head. Aroma is very nutty with some caramel sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with the malts dominating. There is a nutty overtone to the taste as well. A somewhat thin and watery mouthfeel. In sum, a very pleasant brown that tilts toward the nutty.
beisen (90) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a short head. Mild bread aroma. Chocolate malt flavor. Nice smooth creamy mouthfeel. LIked it a lot.
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown mahogany with a small white head that clears quickly. Nose is toffe and chocolate, taste is similar. A very nicely rounded brown ale with a nice bite of hops characteristic of american browns.
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had bottle. Has nutty, caramel taste; dark brown with less than full head. Not bad for an American brown. Will drink again!
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a a nice dark brown with a tan head a malty aroma chocolate and some roast. Light hop aroma kinda generic nothing special nothing bad just average it does improve with temperature.
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good tasty beer. not too expensive. would buy again, and could drink a good handful before the sweet after taste became overwhelming.