Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brune body with a tan head. Chocolate malts, caramel notes, a bit rustic nutty and sweet. Some burnt malt with a bitter lightly sweet finish. Decent ale.
nuplastikk (5371) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber brown color, looks filtered in its caramel translucence. Soft vanilla-edged brown sugar aroma. Somewhat Porter-like when served ice cold, but as it grows closer to room temp it becomes a really nice, mellow brown ale. Thick specialty malt residue coats your mouth after each sip. Fresh, non diacetyl caramel and brown sugar flavors. Middle of the road and subtle, but quite a good beer.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown pour with a white thin head. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Flavor is roasted malt and nuts. tasty beer- little lacing.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This brown ale has only decent flavors marred by an excess of sweetness. Pours deep brown, beige head. Nutty and malty aromas; pretty typical for the style, nothing special except for the fact that caramel malt seems to dominate. This works very much against the brew in the taste, which is sweet and heavy - not what I look for in a brown ale. Go to Bell’s or Brooklyn for a better one, in my opinion.
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a beige head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, chocolate, and a bit co coffee. Flavor is rich, sweet caramel malt upfront with a roasty, bitter chocolate finish.
ben4321 (5252) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/29/09
This was a decent winter warmer-style brown ale, but I just didn’t think it worked quite right. I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but maybe there is a bit too much going on here, so the brew was a bit convoluted? Maybe a bit too sweet? Not exactly sure, it’s just decent though.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP: Very deep mahogany pour. Nose of molasses and raisin. Taste is faint raisin up front, sweet, then chocolate/coffee late. Great beer.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a little white head. Aroma was roasted malts, toast, and yeast. Flavor was weaker. Not a whole lot. Some malts coming through. There is better winter beers out there.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a standard pint glass with a small, fleeting caramel head. Aroma of deep, full malts. Taste is surprisingly complex. Definitely full bodied with flavors including heavy malts, caramel, slight coffee notes, and a nice smooth dry finish. Excellent beer. Everything i was hoping for. I will be going back to buy more tomorrow.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ok brown ale. Dark brown color, thin white head. Robust malt aroma. Robust malt flavor, hints of roasted malt. Medium-heavy body, no hops, no dryness.