crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
355ml bottle. Amber brown pour, slightly fruity, coffee in the flavor. Flavor is yeasty, some green bean. Tastes older, dont trust binnys.
rondphoto (1532) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate Clear brown with a rocky tan head, wide bands of lace. Taste is malt at the onset, quickly covered by hop bitters, which is in turn covered by bittersweet chocolate. Definitely a one-of-a-kind brew, but lingering chocolate bitters isnít the memory Iíd prefer. Not a repeater for me.
steelhead3686 (214) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a crisp brown with a small to to medium mocha head. The aroma definitely has a nutty aroma with hints of roast and coffee. It has a light to medium sweetness with a light bitter. The body is light to medium with a thin texture and a slight sweet and bitter finish that doesnít linger. Itís not bad and itís not great. Iím not a big fan of brown ales but this one is worth trying at least.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mohogany pour with a light tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt, a little nutty,. Taste is a little nutty, roasted malt, a little watery. Leaves a medicinal nutty aftertaste. So-so lacing.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as bad as the ratings imply, this brown ale was fairly tasty. A nice malt medley, some interesting notes of roasted nuts, hay, caramel, with some interesting flavors. Not a whole lot on the nose, but Iíve yet to meet a brown ale that nails that aspect in particular. Would drink again, but not very often.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Speckled amber with a creamy brown crown that slowly fades away. Aroma of toffee, caramel and mild nuts. Taste is chalky and bitter with caramel, mild nuts and a metallic and somewhat medicinal finish.
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle pours an amber/brown color with moderate off-white head and a little lacing. Smell reminds me of a taxidermistís shop. Aroma is mostly caramel malts and sugar, without the roasted malts or nuttiness I expected in a brown ale, but with hints of tobacco and raisins. Flavor is chemical, with slight hoppy bitterness and alcohol in the (thankfully) short finish. Body is medium, with too much carbonation for my taste. Probably the worst brown ale Iíve tried. At least I only got one of these in a make-your-own 6 pack.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours cloudy tea with a weak, soapy head.
Scent is light, caramel and nuts.
Taste is a vague alcohol bitter over stale wooden notes.
Like a cheap lager in a brown suit.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light brown, clear appearance. Healthy head. Tastes of alcohol and hoppy astringency. Slightly burned malts as well.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mildly grainy malts and nuttiness. The flavor is heavy toffee, malts, nuttiness and a slightly off twang in the finish.