hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dark brown brew had a decent off-white-tan head and had a great aroma of a charcoal/smokiness to it, in which was balanced very well. There are some light sweet malts that also come out in the smell. The flavor shows this as well. The palate was about light and very drinkable. Overall, I liked it for the most part.
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Sebago with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is malt, bread and cocoa. Mouthfeel is soft and thin with notes of caramel, bread, malt, cocoa and nut. Not too much going on with this one.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Portland branch. Pours clear brown with a tight, creamy tan head. The nose has lightly burnt toast and dry cocoa. Light sweet flavor with moderate earthy bitterness, some more cocoa, burnt leaves, dry toasted brown bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light earthy bitter finish, a bit more cocoa, toast. Totally fine.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Draft at Barnacle Billys in Ogunquit, 7/9/13
Aroma: The nose is malty and nutty, toast, and some caramel/toffee notes
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a light brown head and some average lace
Flavor: Tastes malty, similar to the nose component-wise, not overly sweet, not much bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium and it is perfectly drinkable with a fine mouthfeel to it
This is a fine brown, but it was nothing too memorable. If your looking for a quaffable brown you could certainly do far worse...
guil0000 (227) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown color with a small long lasting white head. Aroma of caramel mats and some floral hops. Taste is mostly sweet with a medium body and a nice small hop finish. Not bad at all
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, some caramel and roast. malty and grainy flavor with a bit of caramel before a dry, roasty finish.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The brown is a pretty good beer with a dark brown color and nice aroma. It has a good level of roasted malt with a nice hop finish. I have had this on draft many times and it is consistently good. If you like a little more hop, I would try the red and if you like more malt, the stout would be for you. This one falls somewhere in between.
czar (3779) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at brewpub. clear brown-reddish with a decent beige head, some retention. perfumed nuttiness, awkward caramel and minerals. moderate carbonation, light body, light herbal finish. meh.
rondphoto (1532) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly opaque dark amber, long-lasting head cover, thick sheets of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt with mild hops mixed in all the way through. At the finish, carbonation and a slightly warm sweetness appear, bringing things to a nice close. Simple, but good considering the abv.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond in between sessions of The Festival. Pours a clear brown and a thin white to beige head. Light cocoa and malt on the nose. Soft cocoa, chocolate, roast. Soft bitterness into the finish, but not a lot else going on.
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma chocolate and toast malt, dats and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.