Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle - brown with a giant tan head. The bottle fizzed over when I opened it. Chocolate aromas and flavor. Very sweet. No bitterness. OK, but too sweet for my tastes.
BigBeer45 (1395) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer had a red-brown pour with a bunch of particles and made a light tan colored two finger head that receded to a thin cover and somewhat sticky ring, the glass had generous carbonation, a good center stream and a few bubbles flowing elsewhere, it left spots, fingers and partial rings of lacing on the sides of the glass,
this brown ale had aromas of toasted malt, nut, some chocolate with brown sugar sweetness,
it had flavors of toasted malt, chocolate and nut, pretty much the same a the nose,
and a mild bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was less than medium and had some creaminess on the palate with average to lively carbonation,
I am a little surprised at the low rating this beer has, I thought it was a nice brown ale.
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was somewhat surprised by how much I liked this. Pecan brown color with a huge head that never fully dissipated. Mild aroma of nuts and toast. Medium bodied mouthfeel with lightly hopped taste. Dry caramel and nutty tastes. I'd get this again.
cheap (5122) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from a bottle, think i got it at vintage. some gunk on the bottom of the bottle. sterile olfactory wioth a tad of plastic. first taste is bot over the top, a more acceptable start and i even feel a little tartness in there no lie. goodly amount of co2 sizzle and i like that. mild malts very little if any hops. goes down ok for a 6% er.
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Clear with a light haze, medium brown with small head and good lacing. Aroma of of rotting leaves, caramel and meat left in the freezer for a few years. Quite unpleasant. Taste of chocolate, zinc, toasted malt, nuts, coffee and soured milk. Medium/light body and light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from bottle into a shaker. Pours a dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained good lacing thoughout. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt and nutty notes. The flavor followed the nose with light roasted malt and nutty characters. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was not a bad brew. However, the flavors of this one were quite muted for some odd reason, as it warmed up they came out a little more but were still not pronounced. Still a nice brown ale that is worth trying.
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of somewhat roasty and toasty malt with nuts, suagr, a bit of acidic malt and hints of chocolate. Rather sweet malty flavor with nuts, sugar, some toasted bread and caramel. Finishes drier with a bit of bitterness and light acidic notes. Medium-bodied. Kinda OK, a bit too sugary.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a lighter brown with a small, light tan head. The nose is a little sweet with a slight nuttiness. The flavor mirrors the nose with the sweetness being the predominant character and just a hint of nuttiness and bitterness. Rather aggressive carbonation. Overly simple and not impressive in the least. Skip this one.
zvikar (4119) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of the month pours clear red to brown with a decent beige head, aroma of cheese nuts and a touch of cocoa, flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, some acidity with nutty tones and a touch of bitterness, light to medium bodied, quaffable
kerenmk (3816) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Murky brown, off-white head. Grain and mocha aroma. Thin, mild, very mild bitterness. Thin body, light carbonation, insignificant.