Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, some really nasty looking stuff at the bottom of the bottle. Almost looks like cream of wheat. Strong head of fine bubbles. Roasty and nutty aroma with some molasses. Color is a dark mahagony brown. Slightly bitter flavor but is dominated by roasted flavors. Some light grainy notes and tea leaves. Lingering roasty and bitter finish. An ok brew.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy deep brown body with a wispy thin lightly off white head. The nose is the expected rich toffee and pecans. There is also a hint of apple. The taste has black tea and old caramel. There is also a strong malty bread dough character. This reminds me a lot of Newcastle and they nailed that style of brown ale. Actually, this is pretty nice for the style, but the carbonation is a touch harsh for me.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Lure’s, Crownsville, Md-Brown pour w/a tan head. Some chocolate on the aroma. Slight flavors of roasted malt, some chocolate, some interest... Boring example of a boring style, only tried it as a free tick when a friend who likes browns got a free sample from the bartender. I know I’m not thrilled w/this style, so I sure wasn’t gonna buy it!
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is medium brown with off white head, aroma of pale and roasted malts, flavor is again with pale and roasted malts with hints of chocolate. For being a more generic brew I kind of like this one.
radagast83 (5311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy brown color, still a bit translucent. Aroma is malty, touch of coca, tinge of bitter coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, touch of toffee, nothing powerful.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear reddish brown. Nose is malts and light nuts. Taste is same. Medium body.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy amber pour with thick pillowy off white head. Malty scent. Taste is malty with some nuts thrown in.
Cybercat (3734) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark slightly hazy mahogany with a VERY thick tan head - my sample fizzed like crazy. Decent aroma is malty, fruity and a little yeasty. Malty flavor has a faint caramel undertone as well as cloves and cinnamon hints. Texture is smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving a tingly and malty finish.
Finhead (1281) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A medium brown pour with off-white head. A malty aroma with some mild chocolate notes. The taste is lively with semi-sweetness and a medium body. The finish is fairly dry, a little astringent, and surprisingly bitter.