dmac (4482) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits Toms River. Pours a deep dark chestnut brown with a large tightly bubbled foamy light beige head. Aroma of nutts, cola, toast, chocolate, roasted malts and orange slices. Great body with a medium mouthfeel, average carbonation and a lasting aftertaste. Flavors of toast, nutts, cola and a hint of chocolate. This is solid for a brown.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with fluffy tan head and lace. Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Roasted malt, light caramel, a light;/medium bitter. Medium bodied with nice soft carbonation. nice beer
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown, smooth, nutty, caramel, little earthy hops, little roasted malts, little chocolate.
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY.mahogany brown pour. roasted malt aroma, hints of hops & coffee. taste/flavor consists of highly roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, nice bitterness. Light smoke hidden in the malts. Solid Brown ale
italianjohn (2432) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown pour light off white head decent lacing .... sweet caramel malt and nutty aroma lightly roasted .... taste of nuts, sweet caramel malts mellow and smooth light roasted malt and chocolate touch with a bitter hop finish .... a malty brew but smooth and complete ... great looking beer
hombrepalo (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Archers. Pours a mostly translucent brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, light chocolate and malty sweetness. Flavor of smooth toasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, nuts and caramel.
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark brown color with ruby hints and a 3 finger soapy light tan head. Good lacing.
Smell: Burnt malt with just a hint of caramel.
Taste: Smoky roasted malt up front followed by sweet caramel in the middle and mildly bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is both smoky and bitter. Flavor, like the aroma, is a bit subdued.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Tingles a little on the tongue.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could knock back a few of these without any trouble.
Overall: Solid beer overall and a good representation of the style. Very solid choice for a crisp autumn day.
arkurzynski (1677) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-brown with full frothy head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts. Flavor incorporates similar notes with the addition of a slight nuttiness and baked bread. Light, dry hop finish. Average body and mouthfeel, even carbonation. Excellent for the style. Session beer all the way.
arone12 (923) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red color with a reddish brown head. Smells of caramel malts. Taste is of caramel malts as well. Has a dry, slightly bitter finish. Tasty brown ale.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/31/10. 12oz bottle. 211 116 53. Filtered with a dark amber hue. Quickly dissipating layer of light khaki head. Aromas of toast and fudge with a maple sweetness. Medium bodied with a bright effervescence and crisp palate. Flavors of toast and medium roasted malts. Subtle smokiness mixed with an astringent and dry finish. Decent hop presence that lingers into the finish. Malt dominant, but the hops really add a nice dimension to the flavor and balance out the palate. Very nice!