WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really a very remarkable brown ale. Stronger than normal and heavier in flavors. Has a roast and chocolate quality more akin to a stout than what is found in most brown ales. Very nice!
bagalagalaga (154) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would have called this one Mr. Black since pretty much no light can pierce it through the pint glass. Very malty, a little chocolatey, and a bit oily consistency. Tastes and looks kind of like a toned-down imperial stout more than a brown ale to me. Very good overall, I was kind of disappointed I just got a single after trying this one.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of x_Rex (reddit trader), thanks Corey. Pours a murky brown (almost like brown chalk) with a tan head that leaves just a little lacing behind. Aromas are weak but basically what you would expect from a brown, malt, bread, maybe some chocolate. Flavor is like a BIG brown ale, with lots of roasty malts and some bittersweet chocolate, just a pinch of floral hops. The mouthfeel is perfect for a brown, not sticky or thick like a stout or porter. I don’t usually like browns but I can dig this one as it is big enough to keep my interest.
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep brown color into a sampler glass. Very soothing beer that tasted very malty/sweet. Not my favorite type of beer, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with little head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Decent balance finish with slight bitterness. Higher abv than most browns I'm accustomed to but no complaint. It warmed me on a cold Early March night!
AndyW68 (1373) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, not great. Dark brown with tan head. Sweet malty almost fruity aroma. Taste is sweet leaninv toward brown sugar with a light bitterness.
Patrickctenchi (5800) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown, ruby highlights and a thick, tan head.
Chocolate and coffee aroma.
Taste is creamy, bitter, chocolate malt.
Nutty and roasty.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish pour with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of chocolate, light roast, toffee, and fruit. Medium bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation. Pretty tasty.
Ernest (7213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, chocolate, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of brown sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Reasonably pleasant nose if a bit simple and mild. Too syrupy sweet in the mouth to drink very much. Overall average.
thedm (5499) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque dark brown colored body. The aroma was hoppy and brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The creamy flavor contained notes of brown malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Earlier Rating: 8/1/2012 Total Score: 3.9
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown malt. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow chocolate aftertaste. The creamy flavor contained notes of vanilla roasted malt burnt malt coffee and brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.