ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a half inch of medium beige-hued froth.
Smell: Roasted malt fighting for attention with plump purple raisins of all things with slightly lesser notes chocolate, toast, etc.
Taste: Roasted malt with not too much sharpness to it from the assumed black patent, slight chocolate undertone with a charred nuttiness throughout. Faint, gotta-look-for-it caramel accent. Lightly sweet. Some dark fruitiness, though expanding as it warms to a full-blown moist raisin flavor. Spicy European hops with enough bitterness when aided by the roast and crisp carbonation. Slight addition of pepper throughout. Gently roasty, fruity finish with amply suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A sufficient though not outstanding brown.
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from BevMo Tucson. Pours coca Cola brown with an inch of khaki foam. Lots of chocolate and nuttiness on the nose. The nuttiness is more prominent on the tongue. clean finish. very solid.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy red brown color with thin white lacing. Roasted nutty aroma that almost jumps out of the glass. Smooth and creamy palate. There is also a little chocolate and roasted nuttiness on the palate. Overall a solid brown ale.
SSSteve (3972) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear brown with a small, tan head. nutty and toasted aroma. nice brown toasty notes with caramel. light body. good. solid.
Tmoney99 (12070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts and chocolate. Toasted malt and chocolate flavors with some nuttiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
BillKismet (3530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Root beer brown body with a 1 inch foamy, browned head. Intriguingly nutty with puffs of cocoa, sasparilla, and maple syrup. Malty and chocolatey body with a perfectly-stated nutty refinement that furthers the complexity. The tastiest artisan stuff I’ve had on my trek through Arizona.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Nimbus. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma has cocoa, light coffee and some berry. Taste is sweet with some roast. Not bad.
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Opaque brown with a nice layer of foam. I smell nuts and get a whiff of chocolate. The first sip is nutty but slowly chocolate cake and saaz filters in. That repeats itself with each sip. The feel is a bit thin. This is a nice rendition of a brown. Tasty.
mnurda (1200) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the sampler platter at the Sheraton in Phoenix. Best of the three that was sampled. Would liek to try this again