zsb19 (168) - 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.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, Carmel, light earthiness and light nuttiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, caramel and earthiness with a smooth malty finish
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 BROWN ALE’S ARE SOMEWHAT A THING OF THE PAST BEFORE THE MODERN DAY MICRO BREWERY THEY WERE STRICTLY MADE IN ENGLAND BUT DIED OUT MANY MANY YEARS AGO. TODAY’S MOST NOTABLE BROWN ALE IS NEW CASTLE BUT THANKS TO THE BEER REVOLUTION GOING ON TODAY IN THE STATES THERE ARE A FEW OTHER OPTIONS AND BROWN ALE HAS MADE A COMEBACK WORLD WIDE. THIS ONE POURS A NICE BROWN COLOR WITH THIN CREAMY TAN HEAD, IT HAS A NICE LACING YET LIGHT ON AROMA. WITH A BITTER ROASTED NUTTY FLAVOR THATS QUITE PLEASANT YET NOT A STAND OUT IN ITS CATEGORY . FLAVOR MUCH LIKE AROMA IS VERY LIGHT. GOOD BEER YET NOT GREAT BUT STILL VALUED WELL.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear brown with nice creamy head. great nutty, roast, coffee, chocolate aroma. Love this beer, wish it was available year round!
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.
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, 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.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2013 version. Not my type of beer.
Smell is weak almost nothing.
Taste i can only find some caramel witch is quite nice. But nothing more.
Landmonger (155) - 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.
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent amber ale. Reasonably smooth head. Not quite as good as squires amber ale
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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.