jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is just about perfect for a brown ale. Very strong malt backbone, great mix between the thick, smooth chocolate flavor and the smoky, coffee-like roasted malts. Just enough of a kick of hops to finish crisp and clean. Pretty thick mouthfeel, goes down incredibly smooth, very easy to drink. Pick this one up immediately!
Duhast500 (374) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a 12oz. bottle into a mug.
The color is a clear dark brown with a reddish hue. There a nice large, two fingers of brownish foamy head ans some nice lacing.
The smell is a little hoppy with a nice sweet malt undertone. Some nice toffee flavor with a little of butterscotch and a slight touch of peanut butter.
The taste is a little roasty with a bit of bitterness. It has a nice nutty flavor that was not too strong but just right. The is a nice maple flavor in the background and even has the slight chocolate flavor.
The feel is pretty smooth with a medium body and is well balanced with the right amount of bitterness. A fantastic fall, beer this may be my favorite brown ale
rcasta (813) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
are you freakin’ kidding me. this is an awesome beer for an autumn afternoon or for whenever you feel like having one of the best brown ales that mainstream has ever known. cheeesars!
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium bodied, mild roasted malts. A good brown ale, not necessarily "autumn" tasting.
kdern (15) - USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic medium-dark beer. No aftertaste, no bitterness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Texture of a dark hefeweisen.
Winking Lizard in Cleveland. Aug 2010.
EithCubes (4628) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dusty roast, sweet malt character there but there’s a nutty smoked character, too. Beautiful dark amber-mahogany body with a rich rocky tan head. Taste heavy on the smoke, sweet crystal and lighter chocolate for balance, has some nice depth of malt complexity here, really a lot going on from relatively few components. Low, rounding bitterness and a touch of sour tang. Medium body is thickly malty with a little bit of chest warming despite the low alcohol presence. Pine, nuts, earth, caramel, tobacco, light toffee. Light citric hops coming through late; they really crackle. Heard good things about this one, happy to see they are all true - this is an excellent seasonal.
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ruddy orange/red pour with a light tan head. Aroma of light smoke, burnt sugar,chocolate, a tinge of must, and a earthy/vegetal hop aroma. Flavors are quite nice, dry bitter hops weave in and out through light sweetness/earthiness... malty throughout, light smokiness. Medium bodied, a great balancing act of dry/bitter/malty/sweet weaves throughout the palate until it reaches a dry and satisfyingly bitter finish. Can’t wait to sip this through the fall, another recent brew Sierra Nevada has stepped up their game with, can’t wait to see what’s next.
enotheque (25) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really great color, texture, balance of flavors, spice. Everything you want out of a brown ale is there, with an extra hint of spice and a reasonable level of sweetness to hop.
Fatehunter (1082) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pint glass. Brown with a good finger of dirty-white head.
Oh boy. The smell is amazing. Lots of spice: nutmeg and coriander come through the most. A hint of milk chocolate too.
Super smooth tasting, almost no bitterness. A moderate malt character but not to the point of being sweet. Just a solid, balanced flavor.
Soft and creamy body... almost perfect.
Overall an incredible brown ale. Find some and drink it.
MirImage (11) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Nice coffee like aroma. Appearance: Nice off white head that dissapated after some time leaving a small layer of bubbles over the dark amber/reddish body. Good lacing. Taste: On the malty side with some chocolate notes. Slight bitterness from the malts on the end. Not much hop presence. Palate: Nice Medium body. Good carbonation.