dfinney23 (1748) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice no-frills brown with a well-balanced aroma and taste. Toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, biscuit. Not too sweet.
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a dark brown with a thick off white head that last a while. To me its closer to a porter or maybe a very robust brown ale. Very flavorful nice dark roasts and malty. Good drink, if it is more like a Porter even though brown ales and porters overlap in ingredients.
ChrisFields (77) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Pours deep brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty, with caramel, raisin, and rye. Flavors are nutty with toffee, sweet malts and liquid smoke. Very slight bitterness for a relatively dry finish. Very light carbonation with a medium body. Overall an interesting brown ale, but not one I will likely purchase again.
chuckstout (263) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bready chocolate aromas, pours a rich brown with a tan head and nice lacing. Nice mouthfeel, earthy, raisin, spice a touch of the dry roast in the finish.
jsmerig (1277) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Taste is cocoa with a Smokey flavor. Well balanced with sweet malt, so not too bitter. Very good.
bth122 (1291) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle while in Hershey. Pours a mahogony brown color with medium head. Aroma is big roasted malts almost toasted or burned roastyness. Toasted cocoa and slight vanilla bean. Nuts. Medium body. Nice texture mouthfeel. Pretty good.
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rollinsr (384) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is nutty and slightly smoky. The dark fruit notes are also apparent with subtle raisin, raspberry, and even plum notes. Flavor is nice roasted nuts with some slight tartness that envelops the palate. Crisp finish that leaves a bit of caramel malt flavor.
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cherry brown color, with one finger of head. The aroma is sweet, with dark fruits and raisins. Lots of roasted malts and barley. The taste starts off with more sweet dark fruit flavor and caramel. Then the middle of the mouth you get slot of roasted flavors. It ends with a pleasant but not overpowering hop bitterness. Overall, this is a decent brown ale that I have had before, and will have again!
NeoHippie2 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aromas of caramel and roasted malts. Flavor is similar. Nice malt character and easy to drink. Decent brown ale.
superspak (2766) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 9/24/2013. Pours very hazy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, cocoa, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, floral, light roast, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, cocoa, chocolate, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, floral, light roast, and toasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, cocoa, chocolate, nuttiness, biscuit, toast, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/toasted malt flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice brown ale! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.