FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was damn good. Has a chocolaty taste with a hint of coffee. I was so impressed I filled my growler up with it.
Tmoney99 (12721) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at NH Brewpub. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted nutty malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex solid brew.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at New Holland Brewpub. Dark brown with a creamy tan crown and a ring of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, darker malts and some light cocoa. Taste is dark and tasty with roasted malt, nuts, chocolate and a semi-chalky and metallic finish. Decent but a bit too metallic as it warmed.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at New Holland. Clear brown pour with a medium beige head. Caramel malt nose with a bit of hop and a hint of cognac. Caramel malt flavor with a hint of smoke and pear before a hoppy finish. Pretty solid.
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark colored beer. Thin head and a aroma of malt and nuts. The flavor was good with a hint of sweet malt and nuts, maybe a touch of chocolate, and nice hoppy finish. Really ingulfs the mouth when drinking this semi thick brew.
garrad (3) - USA - APR 5, 2005 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
really not that good. Ive had much better. like......miller high life to be exact.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at New Holland. Deep sanguine red-brown body (probably the darkest brown ale I’ve tried), thin off-white head. Light aroma (I hate it when brewpubs serve their beers too cold), grainy and toasty/nutty. Flavor was very chocolatey and nutty with some raosted toasty aspects, kind of winey/grapey and woody. Has a tannin-heavy mouthfeel that coats the mouth. Just a touch of dark fruits before the long, roasted bitter finish.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pint, from brewpub tapper. Light nutty nose and some bitterness. First taste is faint with coffee, hazlenut and cream. Fluffy body,and taste is decent enough to enjoy a full pint of.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown,with a decent,khaki head. Good retention and lace.Little nutty,coffee,hops in aroma.Aroma seems pretty empty.Mouthfeel is creamy.Pretty big body.Plenty of nutty,roasty,light coffee flavors.Finish lingers not overly done with hops.Not bad,worth a try.
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - FEB 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brown ale. Big malty and hoppy flavor - maybe not as big as Bell's Best Brown, but very good.
zingaaox99 (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
El Segundo has no idea what he is talking about. Maybe his bottle got a bit to shaken on its way to Califoria. This beer is fantastic. A very flavorful porteresque brown.