madelfonatree (224) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned 6/10/2015 enjoyed 7/21/2015 in a pint glass.
Look - Light brown almost red body. Lighter tan very very fine bubbled head. Spotty lacing, no rings. It almost looks nitro.
Smell - Sweet, roasted malt. Faint citrus. Faint hops. Earth. Caramel.
Taste - I always say a a hoppy porter or stout is 1/4 IPA. Well, this is 1/5. Light hops. Caramel. Malt. Chocolate. Light coffee.
Feel - So creamy. Not too heavy. No alcohol or bitterness on tongue.
Overall - Up until this point I have gone for the rare MadTree beers. I’ve had the barrel aged version but not the regular version. I am trying not to be biased but this a really good beer.
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer straight out of the can. Had some chocolate and roasted coffee notes. A nice finish. The flavors all come together nicely.
robertov416 (1) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit too hoppy for my liking on a Brown and not quite as rich as I like Porters. Not bad, but not what I was looking for.
nathan30533 (915) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown ale? Maybe black. :-) Had this brew on draft. Dark brown and rich. This brown ale is stout and hides the 7% alcohol well. Enjoy!
Shot (309) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours like a cola with a massive, pillowy beige head. Exceptional cling. Aromas are caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavors are cocoa and caramel, toffee, sweet dark fruit. Licorice and dark chocolate in the finish. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Creamy, but lively, mouthfeel. Fairly dry finish. Very nice brown ale!
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Almost stout like in the aroma. Coffee, roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and toast?. Complex for sure. Palate is nice and chewy. Taste is a little dry, expecting sweeter based on smell, but this is a damn good beer. Their best so far.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting beer. Has characteristics of a Brown and a Porter. The Brown characteristics hit first, with the Porter to follow. Very good beer; makes me want to try their other offerings.
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bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can, canned on 11/10/2014. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear brown color with some reddish tints to it. Head retention is good, and there’s a lot of lacing. The brew smells like brown sugar, nuts, vanilla and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some toasted malt and a light bitter hoppiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brown ale, I wouldn’t mind buying this again. Nice to see the MadTree cans finally come to Columbus! $9.99 a 6-pack.
bmacuc (10) - - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color (almost like a stout or porter), creamy brown head, strong coffee aroma, hints of chocolate maybe in aroma and flavor, noticeable coffee flavor, especially in the finish, complex for a brown ale, very good.
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shrubber85 (9452) - 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.