jeremyh70 (975) - Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with ruby highlights with two fingers of head that stays around a bit and leaves good lacing. Roasted malt aroma with some nuttiness and fruit. Malt adds roasty flavor and some bitterness. Also some bitter chocolate. Moderate mouthfeel that finishes dry with moderate carbonation. A little all over the place for me. Not as good as the imperial version of this beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a deep amber colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up a bit of nuttiness and then a mineral sensation heading quickly into sweet malts and a dash of chocolate malts. The taste quickly attains a pleasing roastiness with dark roasted malts, roasty earthy tobacco like malts and then a thin burnt malt note. To midway the sweeter malts and chocolate make a move forward adding a nice counter to the roastiness. This comes together nicely. Fun brown.
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a good sized beige soapy head. The aroma has toasty malt, bread, mild spice and dry toffee. It has a medium crisp body with a lot of carbonation, but not intrusively so. The taste starts with dry toasty malt, some metallic notes, minerals and mild hops. The finish has more earthy hops and more mineral heavy. Very drinkable, but missing a lot of what I dig in a brown ale.
mjmoen (225) - - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle. Medium body with flavors of caramel and toffee, same aromas
gregwilsonstl (1706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown. Dark but near clear. Malty nuttiness. Toffee. Dry. Kinda unique for a brown....a bit hoppier than most browns.
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a dark copper almost brown color with a huge frothy beige head that persists forever. Big caramel and toasted malt with a hint of chocolate and a touch of earthy hop to counter. The flavor adds some dark dried fruits as well. Pretty good brown ale.
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home deep brown pour. Nose is caramel and some malt and nuts. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, peanut skin, malt, cola, some earthy bitterness. Easy drinking and pleasant. Straight up decent brown ale.
ryanscourt (1154) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had in Kansas City. Sitting out a little while so served a little warm which is nice. Creamy malt flavor. Light hop finish to add balance.
rumproasts (4462) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown with one finger head. Mediocre brown. Slightly metallic aroma. Medium malt body with Mild sweetness. Minimal depth of flavor.
tfontana (375) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is roasty malts with hints of chocolate, fruit and yeast. Appearance is very dark brown--virtually opaque with dark amber at edges of the glass. Nice, fluffy finger-width beige head with good retention and nice lacing. Taste is mainly mild sweet with yeast qualities and roastiness with pleasant mild bitter finish. Palate is light bodied with creamy smooth texture, minimal carbonation. Overall, a rich beer without feeling too thick or filling.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee and nutty. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roasted malts