ContemplateBeer (1988) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Jefferson Commons); split four ways. Aroma: Chocolate over caramel malts with a touch of nuttiness and light fruitiness. Appearance: Dark ruby brown pour with a lightly sticky tan ring of head. Flavor: Chocolate vibe overall, but crescendos with some caramel midway through to add a nice richness; the finish ends up being mostly dry and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A better than average brown ale from an able brewer. Not one I’d be quick to re-purchase, but I could see how this would be a welcome sight for fans of the style, especially in smaller markets.
markas101 (2280) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Deep brown, bright hop aroma with underlying molasses and coffee. Somewhat sweet, chocolate flavour with some metallic and vegetables flavour. Nice, not overly sweet.
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown color with a small canvas colored head. Notes of toffee, blonde roast coffee, and some dried fig.
GenDV138 (5703) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark brown with beige head. Aromas of roast, caramel. Tastes of caramel, malt, light roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Ron (3549) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, with caramel, raisin, and chocolate. Flavors are nutty with toffee, sweet chocolate malts and liquid smoke. Very slight bitterness for a relatively dry finish. Very light carbonation with a medium body. Nice Brown.
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark. Lots of roastiness and licorice. Some mild dark fruit and burned grounds in the aftertaste. Very nice.
Weevo (148) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and nuts. Coffee and molasses on the pallet with a slightly bitter finish. Nice.
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koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a medium ruby color with a white collar of head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is caramel malts and light. There isn't a whole lot happening. The flavor is a little more active. The malt is strong up front and almost inducing a bit of a bitter cocoa flavor. The mouth feel is light and thin, with no carbonation and a very quick fading aftertaste.
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trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ NYC Craft Beer festival. Clear brown with reddish tint, small foamy beige head, faint nutmeg aroma, thin body, low carbonation, roasted malt taste, abrupt finish.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with very little head. Nose and taste is caramel, raisin, a little bourbon. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.