grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Flavor seems to be a bit bland. Nothing special.
GuyCuba (33) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and smoky with hints of coffee and charcoal flavor, and a bit of spice at the finish, itís tasty but not great.
[12 oz. bottle, BevMo]
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very deep brown with a short lasting tan head. Aroma is of toasted malt. Flavor is malty with some nut and molasses. I originally got into brown ales after trying Newcastle and this is definitely more flavorful, more malt but for some reason i still like Newcastle better.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty and chocolate malt character in the nose. Slight bit of roast is also apparent. Opaque darkest brown body is topped by a low, fine bubbled, cream coloured head that recedes rapidly to a large bubbled and thin cover that lasts well. Nutty malt flavour is unfortunately a bit watery. Some chocolate sweetness and a touch of fruitiness. Roasted bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Light medium body is somewhat thin and astringent. Carbonation is pointy and sharp. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Jan-08).
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark cola color with a lot of creamy-tan head. Mildly hoppy aroma. Lightly flavored and a bit thin. A little charcoal bitterness and some sweet malt. Nothing special.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear burgundy with a finger of creamy, beige head. The aroma is a nutty, roasted malt with an acrid, astringent note coming forward; not great. Medium-bodied and slick with soft carbonation and a clean, lightly roasted finish. The flavor is a slight improvement over the nose: nutty, roasted malt with a mildly astringent finish. This is a decent brown, but itís not one Iíd buy again.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Brown, really. I find a lot of Brownís to be boring and bland, but this is one of the better oneís Iíve tried. Fairly strong for a brown, with notes of coffee and almonds. A nice smooth texture, and solid brown color. Smooth tasting as well. Not complex, but what *I* would look for ina brown.
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brownish red with a tan head. Decent malt aroma. Sweet malt upfront with a mildly bitter, brief finish. Fairly thin in flavor and body to me, though.
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, decent sweet and mellow brown. Its drinkable and overall ok. not bad, not great.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant ruby brown, some tan head.
Sweet malty aroma, some roast and some biscuit.
Full bodied but cloying.
Somewhat clean flavor, some malt, some caramel, some roast.