kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice light brown appearance with finger-length head that sticks around for a bit and leaves nice thick rings of lacing. Aroma is cereal-y, toasty, and a little nutty with a hint of earth and metal. Taste was a letdown after the nice appearance and pretty good aroma - very little flavor at all. I understand brown ales are one of the more subdued styles, but this is quite weak even for the style. There should be more notes of the nuttiness and toast suggested by the aroma, but there is just some vaguely bready malts on the tongue, and little else. Drinkable enough, but doubt I will get this again with many other tastier browns out there.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness.
Darkmagus82 (2233) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-1-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a light brown color with a small cream colored head. The head fades quite fast to leave a persistent film on the top of the brew and very little lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and caramel smells. Mixed with these aromas are some nutty smells as well as a toffee aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and roasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness. . As the flavor advances some toffee and nut flavors then hit the tongue mixed with a light fruit taste of apple. In a not so smooth transition the sweeter flavors start to fade more toward the end as a light bitterness of a citrus and earthy nature come to the tongue. In the end a lightly bittered and semi-sweet roasted flavor are left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little more body and a little less carbonation would have likely suited the brew better, giving the roasted malt, caramel and nut flavor mix a more decant and suiting feel.
Overall – Well it’s not offensive and it is OK, but its lack of smooth transitions and its rather weak mouthfeel would likely prevent me from recommending this one to others. Just OK.
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Of the four beers in the variety 12 pack I like this one the best. Pours brown with a ruby tinge, slight khaki head gone quickly. Aroma is roasted grain, bread, caramel malt, and toast. Flavor tends toward the sweet side, with a decent amount of bitterness to back it up. Has a lingering bitterness to the aftertaste, quite subtle. Overall, pretty refreshing and decent but nothing special.
Bulk_Carrier (3545) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated Dec 2, 2013.
She pours a somewhat clear red slightly brown colored body with a one finger white foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes before slowly dieing and leaving a decent looking foamy ring circling the top of the glass. There is a nice little spider web lacing that trickles around the glass.
The smell is sweet and nutty malty caramel-ness that comes across in a pleasant "Wintery" sort of way.
The taste is mainly sweet and gives off a decent nuttiness; in the aftertaste there’s a decent combination of sweet to nutty to leave a decent finish that ends up coming across somewhat dry.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body to end up coming across fairly sessionable. Carbonation is extremely smooth and adds a slight creaminess to it.
Overall, hey Redhook good job with this, I would have this again.
radagast83 (7081) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly clear, but mostly dark brown color with a nice small off-white head. Aroma was caramel notes, some nut notes, sweet character along with a touch of bitter chocolates. Flavor was roasted malts, caramel character, nutty. Very mild, some light, bitter roasted notes. Found it more enjoyable than expected.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 2011 from bottle. Dark amber with a white head. Caramel, spice, sweet roasted malt aromas. A bit too thin and lacking flavors.
Bif (1983) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Served a dark mahogany color with a nice head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel sweetness and bit of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, some nut and bit of chocolate. Mild bitterness and a finish the is quite dry. Medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy. Has a decent balance. Nice beer for the style but nothing too fancy.
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz stubby bottle pours a semi hazy mahogany color with a medium khaki head that leaves good lacing. Smells of caramel and nuts and light barley malts. Tastes of the same things that are in the smell with a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with decent carbonation. Overall its pretty ho hum. Just another run of the mill brown ale. I like last years nut brown better.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Date on bottle reads 12/13/12. Clear red / orange brown color. Not really that brown. Minimal off-white head. Few bits and reaches of lace. Nutty, kind of figgy, caramel malt aroma. Medium body. More crisp carbonation, but not necessarily smooth. Above average sweetness, a bit out of balance. OK brown, not great... Subpar for an American craft brown
foyle (383) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours a healthy 2” beige sudsy head that recedes slowly. Good amount of lacing. Color is mostly clear light brown with moderate carbonation. Looks much like a glass of Coca Cola.
Aroma: fairly mild aroma. There is fresh water and bread dough with some chocolate malt.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: medium roasted malts are the dominant flavor with chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes being evident. There is a mild, but noticeable, hop bitterness in the finish.