Finhead (1435) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, Brown pour with a frothy, tan head. The aroma has toffee, chocolate, and toast. It has full body with sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slightly roasted finish.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Strong brown ale. Would pass almost as a barleyqine if you didnít havea deScription which o ddidnít when trying this one.
thegreenrooster (3649) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a rich chocolate with some roasted nuts and a sweet maple syrup. Flavor is molasses with some brown sugar and a thick sweet syrup. Wow cats and dogs this beer is sweet. No sign of the alcohol as itís covered up by the sweetness. I commend them for doing something different with a brown ale but this is a bit too sweet for me.
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Thanks match112! Pours a deep brown with a finger of sticky light khaki foam. Nose is caramel and toffee with some ash and mineral water. As it warms up the maple starts to seep in and get really sweet and heavy. Subtle dark fruit, marshmallow and tobacco. Taste is toffee and dark fruits with an ashy finish. Maple begins to explode the longer it sits. Very nutty and sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Really impressive brown with the maple coming across really well.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was courtesy of Strykzone. It poured dark brown with a very robust beige head and moderate lacing. The nose is roasted malts and maple. Medium body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich with maple ad chocolate. The finish is sweet. Alcohol well hidden. Really tasty and one of the best browns ever for me.
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, brown sugar and toffee. Taste is sweet, malty and the alcohol.
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GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mohogany brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt sugar/molasses. Taste is roasted malt, nutty with a slight molasses aftertaste. Vert tasty. Has a little dry aftertaste. A nice brown ale.
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep brown body with amber highlights. Tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, toasted grain alcohol, cocoa, maple. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter, finishing with hot alcohol. Medium body, velvety texture and lively carbonation. Sweet syrup taste along followed by lingering bitterness and peppery alcohol notes, though not enough to overpower the flavors. Enjoyable.
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. This beer pours a dark brown pour with a medium tan head on top. Aroma of brown sugar, maple syrup, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is rich, mild brown sugar and caramel notes balanced by some hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. The remarkable thing is that there is no hint of the high ABV. This is a big beer you donít realize is a big beer until your glass is gone.
Strykzone (5901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Springfield. A rich deep brown pour that has just a little larity. A nice beige foamy layer on top. An aroma of cocoa, earth, and maple. It brings a nice smooth and substantial feel. Chocolate leads the flavor profile. Grassy hops. Flavor is muted somewhat with what could be nitrogen. I donít think it is but the effect is there. Bitterness almost does not exist here and sweetness is significant. There is a boatload of malts and grain in here and that maple takes the sweetness even further. This is my 3rd beer from this brewer and it is the third home run. I really like this.