omhper (20697) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nut brown. Mild, nutty with hint of acidity. Not the most flavourful of ales.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light malty aroma, perhaps a hint of chocolate. It’s that malt aroma you found in chocolate malts! Deep reddish brown color with a monster persisting head. This may be unpasteurized. Thin mouthfeel. Starts with malt, goes to a very roasty toasty malt. Not a whole heck of a lot of hop here, but it’s tasty.
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium tan head that quickly dissipates, atop a clear dark brown body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, chocolate, nutty, light caramel, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, cola, light caramel, faint coffee, light astringency. Watery light-medium body.
Ratman197 (10870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ Hopyard Pleasenton poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, cocoa, light fruitiness and a hint of nuts. Palate was light bodied crisp and slightly tart. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, nuts and light metallic with a crisp finish.
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown colour, few head, chocolate, malty, vegetable aftertaste
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown pour with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of brown sugar,m caramel malt, almonds. Tastes caramel malty, nutty, brown sugary, not too sweet, with some finishing figgy fruits.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a brown body (medium clarity), tan head that is quick to fade. Aromas are of chocolate, nutty, brown sugar, fudge, leather, and a bit of metal. Flavors are nutty, tobacco, a bit husky, chocolate, roasty. Astringent. Medium bubbles and body. On the drier side of things.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown beer. Roasty chocolate flavor. Light aroma. Medium-light body. Easy drinking and refreshing. Malts come through.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with an attractive tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a nutty roasted malt flavor that is a bit thin with burnt toast finish.
slowrunner77 (6708) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 what the... this, IMHO, was their best brew, and i’m surprised at the low scores. one of the best, most flavorful, rich browns i’ve had in a while. tasted bigger than it’s 5.6%. roasted malt, chocolate. well done."