wlajwl (5675) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very nutty malts, toffee and slight sweetness. The flavor is nutty malts, toffee, light berries/fruit and a slightly sweet/tart finish. Old school brown ale, well-made.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, toffee and dark walnut - medium body
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a thin white ring. Light carbonation with some lacing. Pleasant roasted nut and malts aroma. Thin to medium body. Nice roasted nut taste. Flavors aren’t very bold. Smooth finish with some lingering aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable but not great.
Ferris (12408) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark malts, touch of toast and nuts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Toasty, malty and a bit nutty. Solid brown.
rondphoto (3966) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Opaque brown / black color, tan head that quickly shrinks to the rim, star field of lace. Taste is edgy roasted malt that uses black coffee for most of the bittering. As the description says - meaty and burly. But, somehow, it stays light and refreshing. Nicely balanced and complex. I’d could buy it again.
superspak (4569) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/17/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa, light berry/fruits, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa, light berry/fruits, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa. and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English brown ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear amber brown color, beige head. Aroma of toasted brownie with light coconut. Taste is cocoa, coconut, light body.
JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. The beer is a clear brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has nutty and oaty notes. Mild toffee. Pretty oaty in the taste. Medium body and higher carbonation than expected.
wxman (1732) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is sweet caramel, buttered biscuits, maple syrup and very milt hops. Good effort!
Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, hops, some dark fruit, and nuts; Dry finish; Decent brown ale.