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 (797) - 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 (2203) - 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.
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is same. An excellent brown ale
buffalobeer13 (2) - - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super saddle aroma but nice I thick a little smoky malty taste to it a bit sweet slitty better not much
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft->shaker at Comet Ping Pong. Dark brown with bare offwhite head. Malty, with nuts, caramel, earth notes. OK brown ale.
Evolutionary (252) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from giant eagle. Roasted smoky Caramel nose. Full bodied and smooth, hints of coffee licorice and raisin. A bit of nut flavor too. Smoky finish smolders. Pretty well done sirs.
---Rated via my mouth
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty, cocoa aroma. Flavor follows suit. Good roast and light cocoa malt with some nice residual bitterness. Didnít get the rye or raisin notes described on the bottle, but this is a good, tasty, easy drinking brown thatís nonetheless not weak in flavor. Only complaint is itís over-carbonated - lots of burping as though it were a soda.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted nuts, caramel. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, roasted nuts. Decent brown, slightly above average.
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a dark brown color. Smells of roasty malts and tastes similar, with some caramel thrown in. The body is a tad watery, but otherwise a tasty beer.