184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - JUN 26, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark to red colour with a caramel-like colour top, aroma remiscent to caramel, great palate sweet and nutty. I FUCKING LOVE IT!!
This one’s too good to be a mainstream beer.
jlucas5408 (18) - USA - MAR 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably my favorite from Sam Adams. This beer has a damn good flavor. It’s medium to full flavored with a heavy body and amazing aftertaste. I bought it in a variety pack and will buy this again.
xskinyx (6) - USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite brown ale to date... really deep flavor. Unfortunately its a tad weak.
mclovin80 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Sam Adams brews. A good beer to drink when you want to take your time and enjoy a beer with flavor.
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very tasty brown ale, not quite my favorite brown, but pretty damned good
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew is very similair to Sam Adam’s Black Lager, but mellowed down some. This is a toasty ale, with a heavy body and distinguished flavor. Not terribly hoppy, but just enough to give it a good, complex flavor. The malts provide a great, smooth texture and fill out the tones of chocolate, spices, and cream. A very good brew that left me surprised, and wanting more!
tig397 (64) - dearborn heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ADAAAAAAAAAms. nice and bitter, with a real wheat aftertaste. a little carbonated. would easily drink again, great with a burger.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this one but not for all it has to offer but what it doesn’t. Color, head, nose, palate yeah yeah all good. It balance is amazing! The perfect malt, sweat, bitter and aroma. Talk about the perfect beer.
superdude1979 (62) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown. Initially the burt malt comes through, but the beer finishes smooth with a nice caramal flavour. Not too sweet.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours out an absolutely clear dark brown - that should be a no-brainer with the name “Brown Ale” - with a rich, foamy brown head on it. The head dissipated down to traces on the top of the beer and down the sides of the glass, but the traces remained throughout the time I drank it from the glass.
The aroma was that of sweetness and nuts with a little bit of caramel to it. It has a rich aroma which I didn’t have to try to find once the bottle was open. It wafted out and greeted me before I even had the chance to start pouring.
My initial taste impression was that of toffee or roasted malts. I could later detect hints of a sweet, biscuit-like flavor and roasted nuts. The hop flavor comes out in the finish with a bitter kick that isn’t too overbearing and enough carbonation to leave a tingling in my throat and the urge to drink more.