Beerowulf (73) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at GTMW. Brown like a stout with a great nutty, roasty aroma and a little hoppiness. Very smooth, drinkable brew. 7% ABV but wasn’t readily apparent.......a good thing!!! It was a hot day in Madison last Saturday, and I can’t wait to try this brew during football season. Great stuff from Peoples Brewing.
bagalagalaga (91) - 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.
574deadzone (844) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown to black with a thin mocha head. Nose is toast, some chocolate, some earthy grassy hop notes, perhaps a bit of tree bark. Taste is fairly sweet but there’s some bitterness to balance: it’s really quite well balanced overall. Palate is definitely medium bodied, pretty rich but not too heavy, maybe a touch oily, with a pleasant toasty finish. A nice brew, one to sip on and enjoy but smooth enough to knock back if that’s your thing. Good stuff.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Chocolate color with a tan head that dissipates quickly.
S - Again chocolate with some caramel notes.
T - A lot hoppier than most browns. Has a slightly sweet taste upfront and then the bitterness from the hops follows. Good tint of alcohol throughout.
M - A bit lighter than similar beer in this style, but still has a bit of bready thickness to it.
D - Browns aren’t my normal style, but this beer went down incredibly smooth. Would’ve gladly had another if I didn’t have to drive later.
shrubber85 (6808) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Sweet chocolate coffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Full body. Very nice - a great brown ale.
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.
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.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Growler. Pours, well, brown. Relatively little head. Faint nose of coffee and malt. Roasted flavors blend with bitter hops and warm malt. Decent amount of carbonation with a lingering warmth and bitterness. Very respectable beer from a young brewery.
Block (1190) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this was a great beer to do nitro. The beer already has a lot of sweet malts, caramel, and alcohol. The nitro definitely adds body and creaminess. Really nice.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2010 Total Score: 3
Brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is light and sweet. Light body and flavor. Not as malty as I had expected.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - 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.