swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. brown pour, fuller mouthfeel. roast, chocolate notes, slight burnt coffee notes. Solid brown ale
BOSSbrewer (2286) - Arkansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 28 Springs. Pours dark brown with a creamy thin tan head. Aroma is slight roast, but very mild. Flavor is smooth with some roast and some hoppiness. Slight bitterness on the finish. Very nice, very drinkable beer.
marcus (7142) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a light roasted malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and a dry finish.
Cybercat (3770) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Roast malt dominates the aroma while sharing the stage with earthy, fresh malt, and subtle woody hop notes. Flavor is mainly malt, both fresh and roasted; hoppy and earthy hints make themselves known. Texture is fairly firm, if none too fizzy. Nothing like a fresh roast!
Franckg (291) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arômes de chocolat, noix grillée, anis, bois, écorce d’orange. En bouche, chocolat au lait, noisettes, céréales, malt rôtie. Un peu de zeste d’orange. Texture plutôt légère. Corps moyennement rond et crémeux. Bonne effervescence. Le goût se compare plus à une oatmeal stout qu’une brown ale
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - Atlanta Hwy - 22 oz bomber. Deep, dark brown pour, initial off-white head that fades after a while. Aroma has some roasted coffee accents, a bit of topsoil. Flavor is bold with some heavy roasted coffee notes, some fresh topsoil earthiness, some light baker’s unsweetened chocolate. Mouthteel has a decent thickness to it. Rather enjoyable.
Davros (2182) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large off-white head.
Nose shows bready, toasty and roasted malt hinting at chocolate.
Flavours are a cross between a brown ale and a porter. A fair bit of roasted malt but also some bready, toasty malt.
malrubius (1990) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brew Topia. Dark brown with tan head and lace. Very roasty caramel nuts and woody aroma. Roasted caramel chocolate nutty sweetness with minimal fruit and very roasty nutty woody bitterness with almost a touch of tartness in the back. Medium body. Creamy texture. Very good.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at American Ale House. Roasty malt, coffee aromas. Sweet with light hop note. Dark brown-amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice flavor and balance. Sweet with coffee, roasted malts, and light bitter hop finish. Smooth nutty after with coffee notes.
abcfan (797) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tolerable. You can do a lot worse than this brew. Pours nearly black with a tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malt. Body is rather thin with a warm nutty finish.