SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Styles. Brown/dark ruby. Small tan head. Toasty, biscuity, toffee and a touch of bitterness. Medium body, softly balanced. Solid brown ale.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with reddish hues and mostly receding tan head. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, toffee. Taste has notes of nuts, chocolate malt, dark bread. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation. Pretty nice brown ale.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown poor with small beige head and decent lacing from a the 12 oz bottle, this brown ale is a solid offering with a nice roasted, nutty flavor but just a bit to much bitterness at the end keeps this from being exceptional. still, good beer
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/reddish brown color. Smell of roasted nuts, malt, slight hops and caramel. Taste or spice, roasted nuts, sugar, caramel and hops.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like the looks of the body, a clear, deep reddish brown. Too bad the tan head’s so small. Not a bad aroma, lightly roasted malt, nuts, and dark caramel. Flavor’s okay, pretty much reflecting the nose with a touch of spiciness added. Sessionable, but so are a lot of brews.
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emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks dra19. Pours a dark copper brown with a thin light frothy tan head. The aroma is sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, toffee. The flavor is toasty, sweet, malty, and caramel. The palate is smooth.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was medium brown. The head was creamy, and off-white. The aroma was sweet. The flavor was crisp, sweet, and some spice. The palate was smooth. The finish was clean.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very deep brown pour with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma is nuts, roasty grainy malt, brown sugar, toffee. Tastes brown sugary, not too sweet, with a liquid Wheaties flavor, prominent nuts, and a fairly rich palate. This is a very nice brown ale that I’d have no problem keeping year round in the DLBF.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted and burnt malts, caramel, and light chocolate. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, and a light nuttiness.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Deep brown with a fading fizzy beige head and some lace. The aroma has notes of walnut, coffee, leather, herbal hop, light prune, and burnt toast. The flavor is rather straight forward with moderate toasted malt and nutty profile with some coffee and hop bitterness in the background. A hint of lacto sourness found towards the finish. The mouth feel starts lively but lacks refreshment, watery as well. A very average beer at best, seems to miss the point.