alexanderj (3392) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown w/ a smallish light brown head. Aroma of nuts, cocoa, earth and caramel. Flavor was solid w/ some mild hopping in the finish. Earthy, dark fruit/raisin, caramel, w/ some nuttiness and cola notes. A bit thin on the palate, but fine.
closey22 (1108) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark brown with thin Lacy beige head; aroma is roasty and sweet with caramelly notes; Flava is rich malty with roasty with some chocolate notes; feels medium with decent fizz; finishes dry roasty hearty bready malty
nathan30533 (862) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very enjoyable brown ale. Not overwhelming on the palate in any way and smooth. Great looking and wonderful fall / winter taste.
Ed5388 (2475) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Lacey Spirits. Pours a deep brown color with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet raisins, earthy nuttiness, and hints of smoke. Taste of roasted malt, earthy hops, raisins, toffee, and some spice.
gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown and roasty. Thin white head. Some spices. Nutty. Pretty average brown. Nothing great.
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carbonation seems high, and it has almost a lager mouthfeel. The flavor is hoppy for a nut brown, with some chocolate malt, but not enough nut flavor. Not really what I was expecting.
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. Pours a dark brown with a small tannish head that dissipates quickly. Smells of caramel, butterscotch, light generic hops. Tastes of caramel and rye and with a moderate bitterness with a nice balanced dry finish. Body is great for the style. Good winter beer. Worth drinking but nothing mind blowing. I would drink again.
jmohno (1205) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Dark brown, slight reddish orange hue, light head, little to no lace. Nutty aroma with musty earthiness/woodiness, slight fruit like cherry maybe,. Nutty cherry caramel like flavor, slickish oily some, peppery citrus pine complexity in the bitter. Does finish clean with a hint of citrus on the end. Hint of woody booze.
firstsip (585) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown. Nice gray-brown head. Good creamy body. Malty nose. Very roasty flavors, good charred malt. Good cold weather beer.
tectactoe (3071) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep brown, oaky color with a light head, appearing far whiter than you’d expect from a brown ale. Decent retention, little lacing. Aroma is very, very nutty, sort of woodsy, & a little grainy. Faint notes of toasty malts & even more mild cacao bean towards the back-end. Warming aromatics. Taste is nutty, earthy, grainy, with a slight backdrop of toasted malts & a mild, spicy hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Slick mouth feel, needs a touch more carbonation. A decent brown ale, albeit sort of bland.