BigHoss (151) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 12oz bottle, poured red brown color with a med light brown head. I smell caramel, chocolate and some light coffee. I taste all of the same with some dark fruits. Great drinking Ale.
radagast83 (3752) - 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 (1696) - Chesapeake, 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 (1192) - 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 (398) - 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 (4020) - 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 (140) - 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.
Sledutah (3630) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz stubby bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and nutty. Flavors of caramel, toasted malts, chocolate and nutty
A decent brown ale.
Mora2000 (5143) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and dark fruit. The flavor is similar. I get a bit of chalky chocolate notes, as well as some grass, grapes and toasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Livendadream (54) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours reddish brown color with fluffy creamy tan head Nice lacing on glass head that hangs around for awhile. Smells earthy with subtle baking chocolate and coffee aroma lingering around. As it warms up toffee smell is present. Tastes sweet and smooth. Medium body that coats the tongue. Good carbonation. Small hop flavor at the end. Decent session beer that is easy drinking. Definitely gets better as it warms up.
Cybercat (2774) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the tap a nice clear mahogany with a thick, if not persistent, light tan head. Malty aroma has caramel and woody hints. Roast malt flavor has nutty, caramel and subtle hoppy tones in attendance. Firm body is fairly tingly and lively. A good way to welcome spring.