Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, beige head. Aroma of nicely hopped toasted caramel. Taste is lightly spiced cocoa powder.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at GABF. Pours brown. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, light roast and brown malt. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex brown that exceeded my expectations.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is nutty, toast, and caramel malt, dates and figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is nutty and toast malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at The Ohio Taproom. Pours a clear brownish-amber color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, coffee and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasty coffee, chocolate malt and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Coffee and nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet milky/nutty coffee malt and light herbal flavor. Nice body. A great brown ale.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest (CWBF) 2013. Clear dark brown color. Minimal khaki head. Little loose lace. Surprisingly hoppy. Little earthy hop, some herbal. Toasty malt. Little chocolate malt. Predominantly bitter taste. Medium body, light crisp carbonation, dry texture. More smooth. Like it. Solid, though unusually hoppy brew
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pull from my wife’s draft at the brewery. Pours a clear, rich, brownish amber color with a finger of off-white head. Nice toast and caramel on the aroma with some lighter dry chocolate and a bit of balancing earthy hops. Flavor has really big, long toasted malt notes, caramel, chocolate, earth, and arguably a bit of mild coffee. Light-medium bodied, with a long, lingering toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice brown ale. Best beer of the day.
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2016 12 oz can (also on draft). Pours a clear cola brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. The body is better than most browns as is the flavor. Almost drinks like a porter. Solid brown with a twist.
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours brown with a beige head. Mild roasted and nutty malts, some sweetness, some bready notes, low bitterness, and a rich malty finish. Pretty good.