hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a medium and see through brownish/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and toasted malts. Tastes of toffee, caramel, nuts and toasted malts. Had a light citric quality to it as well. Lively body.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Bottle in Minneapolis. Dark amber brown appearance with a brownish tan head. Toasty brown malty nose. Hazel nutty and quite toasty brown ale flavor with a hint of maple syrup. Sweet, nutty finish.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinny’s bar at La Crosse airport. Dark brown color with a medium thin beige head. Thin sheets of lacing. Aroma of malt and walnuts. Medium body with a roasty character, lots of nutty and malty flavoring. The finish is clean and sweet with more malt and nut flavors. I like it!
crossovert (9990) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on tap at the brewery, it was okay. IT seems to pour a lighter color than most brown ales.
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate and nut malt aroma. Dark amber with large off-white head. Sweet nutty chocolate malt and mildly bitter fresh hay hops flavor. Very nice - another NG winner.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL. Pour is exquisite for what I was expecting to be a pretty dull, boring beer. A clear, deep amber brown body is topped with a thick, fluffy, coffee tan head with excellent retention and big time lace. Pretty much the best you can ask for in a brown ale. Aroma at first is metallic but moves thankfully to black cherries and husky caramel malt and cinnamon. Taste is rich, creamy, lots of coffee cake, full bodied without a sugar presence. Slight bitterness adds balance and sharpness. Even a bit of spicy alcohol and coconut peeks through to make this feel richer than 5.5% would suggest. Mouthfeel is perfection. For session brown ale, this is a gold medalist.
DrSilverworm (9098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Good nutty and chocolate aroma. Hint of olive bread. Soft moderate carbonation. Medium body. Light bitter, sweet taste. Clear brown color. No head. Solid brown ale, good to enjoy with lunch
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I have been intrigued to try this one just because of the name which I think is quite cool. Dark brown - mahogany body, with a decent sized off white head. (3+) Dominant yet restrained roasty aroma with mild chocolate and malt undertones. Flavour is moderately roasty again, with the chocolate slightly more prominent in the flavour. Mild nuttiness throughout becomes more distinct and more clearly hazelnut in the finish. Medium bodied palate. I am suitably impressed, quite yummy. Thanks for the trade JPDIPSO.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is quite lovely. Soft sweet toasted malts with a very fresh bready quality. A faint kiss of cocoa on the back. Quite fresh tasting with a nice sweet malt complexity. Faint toast malt flavour. Light aroma and a kiss of lightly roasted coffee. It’s fairly sweet up front but with a nice rounded roasty finish on the back. There is a kiss of spice and enough complexity to keep me interested. More amber than brown, but the beer itself is well-made and pretty tasty.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with eggshell white head, aroma is light molasses, oat, roasted malt, and a touch of hops. Taste is some light floral hops, leading into molasses, roast, and a slightly dry bitter finish. Very nice, tasty, and very sessionable.