Tjoxen (162) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purs dark brown with tanned head. Aroma of dark chocolate and malt. A bit roasty. Taste of dark chocolate, nuts and roasted malt and bread. A bit oily texture with a nice roasty finish. Good brown ale.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 A little disappointing. I expect more flavor from a beer brewed by Sierra Nevada. Overall good but not great.
Vestergaard (161) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear autumn-brown. White thin head. Smell is quite strong with lots and lots of caramel malt. Not in a very good way. The taste is nutty, malty and a little bitter. Pretty flat, but a decent body.. Not my type, but at least it hasn’t got the watery mouth feel that you sometimes get frown cheap brown ales.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolote malty aroma. Definitely chocolate up front. Nice, very smooth finish. Sort of complex and can taste more flavors. Overall pretty good. Sort of hoppy finish. Very interesting and unique.
vikage (158) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a bit tart and fruity, There is also som cale and bit of malt there. Not really a brownale aroma, actually mostly reminds more of light lagers
Brownish dark red colour with with beige dense head
Malty chocolate taste nicly rounded of with a medium bitterness
Medium body, dry with average to high carbonation
Not good aroma wise but with a nice taste and body. The taste is definetly brown ale but not the aroma
zsb19 (152) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown (like cola) with thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is roasty malt with notes of chocolate and toastiness. Taste is bittersweet chocolate malt upfront with some roasted notes on the follow through. Aftertaste is toasted bread and bittersweet chocolate. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall a very nice malt forward brown ale for fall.
marv3mania (152) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is reddish-brown with a moderate tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, light chocolate, and lightly roasted malt. Taste follows the nose. Very nice, a great beer for a cool autumn evening.
Landmonger (151) - USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured 3 bottles into my liter mug...it’s Friday ;-) Pours as a reddish copper with a nice head which dies down to a light coating with soem lacing, the aroma is malt, medium crisp carbonation with a malt taste, some bitterness, relatively thin on the palate. Nice.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very thin tasting brown ale. much hop and very little choc or malt flavor.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Interesting beer. It pours brownish red with a small whitish beige head. Has a smokey malty smell to it. Starts off with a nutty chocolate malt flavor and transitions into a smokey bitter finish. Not your usual tame brown ale.