rayy (37) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark tan color, just a shade darker than Newkie, 1.5 finger light tan head, settles to 1/4" layer. Aroma malty, brown sugar, maybe a little pepper. Good balance, toasty, malty, a touch of maple, some alcohol. A kiss of hops at the end---maybe English variety or Willamette. Goes well with pizza.
shrubber85 (7379) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazelnut and light chocolate malt aroma. Medium brown with moderate tan head. Light sweet chocolate malt, hay, and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Not bad.
LiMuBai (167) - - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice caramel color, tan head. Malty taste, well balanced. Lacking an aroma of any kind.
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Mt. Carmel sampler 12 pack bought at Delhi Kroger. Sweer malty nose, dark brown hue, medium tan head that slowly departed leaving little lacing, sweet malty flavor that is undercut by too much astringency. This is the least impressive beer I’ve had to date from the usually reliable Mt. Carmel Brewery.
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a medium-dark brown, small amount of off-white foam, dissipates quickly. Aroma is weak, malty and sweet. Taste is pretty weak, not much going on, but a hint of cigarette ash. Seriously, I wonder if I got one that went bad. This stuff is not good.
LeifVinter (4) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet up front, then followed with bitterness. Not much in between. A slightly sweeter finish and a bigger body would be preferable. The booze is hidden fairly well. Fairly sessionable.
Onslow (1135) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Beautiful reddish amber brew, clear and luminous when held up to the light. Nice tan head that hangs on. Creamy head with lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, light toast, nutty overtones, a hint of maple. Starts out sweet, malty, then toasty, verges on a burnt taste, then earthy / nuts and finally ends sweet and malty. Well crafted, tastes nice, very sweet - I’d prefer a touch of (or more) bittering in the finish.
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
See-thru brown/red...whipped light tan head.
Aroma is malt, wood, nuts.
Taste is creamy, rich walnut, hazelnut...chocolate.
Sweet and robust.
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Dark cola pour with a smaller spotty white head. Something in the aroma is a little off-putting to me, but I’m not a huge fan of the style, so that might be part of it. Moderate palate, finishes a bit dry.
SSSteve (3740) - - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. lightly sweet brown, nutty, caramel aroma. body is a bit light for the style with a sharp carbonation. flavors of nuts and brown sugar. my favorite of the sampler.
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up in Columbus, OH. Filtered ruby red-brown body, thin off-white head. Smooth, mellow brown malt, maple aroma. Medium bodied, pretty much spot on for the style. Clean and balanced. Toffee, dark fruit, caramel chocolate notes, nutty. Nothing mindblowing, middle of the road, but also ideal for a sessionable brown ale. Well done.