zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a short khaki head. Aroma of chocolate and nuts. Taste offers roasted malt flavors of chocolate and weak coffee with some floral hops. No lingering bitterness on the palate. This is an above average brown ale.
Ron (2679) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brewery with Patty. Medium tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet with orange, roast/nut, light milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast/nut, orange. Light-medium body.
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is roasty chocolate, light body.
BeerScout49 (25) - - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good basic standard ale. Agree with the dark malty flavor as described. First choice--no but not a bad choice.
Jyrsa (93) - - OCT 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at the brewpub. Darkish brown with white head. Nose has nuts and coconut in particular with hints of chocolate. Bitter chocolate with a light body.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, thin head. Has a strongly nutty character. Low bitterness, more tartness than I would like, though the nuttiness is good.
Maxbier (388) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour from a can. Thick tan head. Roasty malt aroma, some molasses aroma. Roasty malt and some caramel. Hint of hop bitter but definitely not the dominant flavor. Better than average brown.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Definitely not your standard brown. Doesn’t do anything different, just better. Subtle aromas of nuts, caramel and chocolate. Light hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Flavor is robust and subtle at the same time. Bittersweet finish."
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich deep brown coloured body with a very thin, barely recongnisable tan head. Aroma of nuts, vanilla, caramel, earth and tons of nuts of all varieties - deep and potent. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty flavour with a subdued earthy finish and almost a chalky note at the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt, nuts and caramel sweetness with a fig and raisin flavour hitting at the back of the palate. Overall, a decent nut brown with a nice profile, but not too much complexity - not my favourite style, but a decent beer. I sampled this twelve ounce can (in what might be the best feature of this beer is a perfect picture of Lahaina, and for those who have been there, a nice representation of the quiet yet bustling streets adjacent to the beach and the restaurants in town - but still a 15 minute drive to Maui Brewing) purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia for US$1,99 on the literal opposite end of this fine country from the brewery, sampled at home here in Washington on 14-August-2014.
Tide (1875) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Boulder Liquor Mart. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, chocolate, syrup, roasted malts and toffee. Bitter finish with citrus, nuts, roasted malts and toffee. Very nice brown ale.