Travlr (15198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy amber brown color. Aroma is nutty and toasty. Taste has sharp spices.
ContemplateBeer (1683) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate and light floral presence. Appearance is amber/brown with sticky tan head. Flavor matches the nose, except that the flavor seems to quickly move to the finish, which is dry. Palate is medium, tacky and very soft. Could have used a little more endurance in the flavor.
chicowv (473) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from BBC: Pours syrupy brown with a nice head. Aroma is sour and leather as is the taste. Not very good at all..
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color. Aroma of malt, toasted nuts, and maybe chocolate. Taste is mostly of dark malt with a little nuttiness. Mouth feel is full above average carbonation. Overall a good beer.
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Chocolate malt aroma. Medium brown with small head. Light smokey chocolate toffee malt flavor. Very nice.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours dark brown with an inch of khaki foam. A couple of nutty notes on the nose. Thereís nuttiness on the tongue but it seems to fade as the beer opens up. Finishes clean.
swoopjones (6770) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter to medium cola brown. Milder aroma. Nutty flavor, light chocolate notes in finish. Light mouthfeel.
Could use a bit more body, decent flavor.
sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel malt, hazelnut, floral hops, figs, dates, and light toast. Flavor is sweet malt forward with supporting dark fruit esters and some light earthy notes; sweet finish. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brownish copper. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, vanilla. Light bitter, light sweet. Creamy texture. Ave carbonation. Not bad. A little water down.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DraftÖ Clear, deep, dark copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The restrained bouquet is quite nutty without much else going on. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The roasty flavor leans a smidge toward the bitter side, but is smooth and well-balanced overall. A bit nutty and a touch thin. Finishes crisp and very mildly bitter. A little too crisp and refreshing for the style. Personally, I like a little meat on my brown aleís bones.