Dogbrick (7872) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, roasted nuts and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red Brown color with thin white lacing. Mild chocolate/nutty/malty aroma. Palate is slightly crisp up front with smooth finish. This is a very delicious Brown.
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
A second sample was this fine brown ale. Hardly an electrifying style this is instead an excellent sessionable beer. Though your wallet may not agree your palate will be happy after a couple of these.
Aroma / Appearance - The almond brown base overwhelms the minimal head. Noble hops, malty iced tea, and nutty blasts of caramel tickle the senses. Peanut butter on white toast makes the mouth water.
Flavor / Palate - Nuttiness, malts, and noble hops ease into a warm transition that invites more reflection. The finish is like walnuts ground up into a smoothie. This is a solid beer that balances drinkability with the need to be able to taste things after a couple of imperial pints.
SrSilligoose (3244) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Nice roasted coffe up front followed by a vanilla candy cane sweetness. Decent.
Tmoney99 (10549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.Tap sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/29/11. Clear dark brown pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of light roast, caramel and nuts. Malty flavor with a bit of diacetyl butteriness and roasty coffee with a caramel finish.