Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois: This pours a clear chestnut body with a respectable off-white head. The aroma is caramelly, a bit roasty, with an earthy bitterness. The flavor is much the same with mayhaps a dab of molasses and the earthiness becomes more pronounced. The finish is a soiled wood bitterness. Once was enough.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured an espresso brown, nose was a little nutty with hints of shoe leather and cigar paper, taste was not good, almost smokey, hints of sweetness, but no body to support all the weird flavors.
drjay44 (3089) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium off white head, of good duration, with a bit of lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 30) body....nose is heavy malt, with cereal, light chocolate/cocoa, bit of caramel/toffee.....taste is rich malt, slightly sweet, with cocoa, chocolate, finishing with mild, lingering bitterness.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation medium. This is a good Brown Ale. BJCP 4/3/15/4/7
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear brown with 3 finger off-white head. Nose is roasty smoked malt, corn flakes, backup hops, earthy. Tastes munich malty, somewhat marzeny/viennaish, with a definite smoked malt undercurrent, some hops, and some earthy notes. A decent late summer/autumn beer.
malrubius (2241) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes, Fairfield, CT in pint glass. Brown with lasting head and some lace. Toasted caramel yeasty aroma. Roasted caramel mild plummy fruit brown sugar and very mild smoky ash. Pretty damn good for a brown ale, but begs the question: Why?
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweety malt and smal hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew that I would recommend to a freind.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour very carbonated bubbly head. Aroma of caramel and hops and taste of some malts and hint of toffee, watery finish with too much carbonation.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 Cola brown in color. Nicely malt forward without being too sweet. A little too bold style wise in my opinion. Could use some spice to add a kick.
dlovell2 (1367) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown amber color with tan head. Nutty malty aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and nutty flavors. Slight citrus notes. Nice smooth beer.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The appearance is brown of course, reddish brown, translucent, light tan head. The aroma is nutty, grassy, slightly earthy. The flavor is more nutty, grassy, malty. The finish is very mild noble hop bittering. This is the only place where hops are in evidence in this beer. Medium, sightly thin mouthfeel. Standard, serviceable brown ale, but not remarkable at all. Not much in the often present chocolate or coffee you may see in this style.