jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Kind of a ruddy brown and not much life in the glass. Sweet on the palate and a little sticky. Not enough balance.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is exactly what you’d expect, a dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is light chocolate and rich caramel malts. Taste is roasted malts, with chocolate and light coffee flavors. I generally don’t care for coffee flavors, but they are pretty subtle in this one. Not my favorite, but I don’t hate it.
CasinoBoogie (18) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely color is amplified by the smooth taste and sweet finish. A delightfully night cap after a hearty meal.
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruby brown with a small beige head. Malt and caramel aromas. Sour malt with a little sweetness.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable brown ale but lacking in some areas, still easy to put a few down. Pours brown with a deep red tint to it and a cream colored head. Smells is mild molasses, but that’s about it. Taste is a little sweet sugar, decent malt profile, a little chocolate, but no detection of hops anywhere. Decent but not my favorite brown ale.
bth122 (1294) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks Ryan. At nc. Dark brown color. Toffee molasses, caramel malt. Medium light sweetness. Slight hop finish. Light carbonation. Ok.
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours medium brown and has a mild toasted malt aroma. It’s sweet with caramel and a bit of hops bitterness. I know this all sounds like a pretty standard brown ale and that’s because to me it is. Serviceable but nothing stands out.
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of rebekah. Thanks. Pours a translucent roan brown color with a small cream head that soon dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is mild and sweet with brown sugar and sweetened grains. The flavor is sweet with brown sugar, pecans, almonds and sweet bread. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes long and sweet. Overall: Decent but just a bit too sweet.
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet-sour milk chocolate malt and hay flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours wood-brown, short, quick tan head.
Aroma is nutty, slightly roasted.
Taste is caramel/toffee, nuts, malt.
Fairly sweet and quite smooth.