PorterPounder (5343) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Albany, Ga. - Warehouse Package Store - 16 oz bottle. Slightly murky, medium copper pour, little to no head. Aroma has some children’s vitamins essence, a touch of chocolate. Flavor is slightly mealy, some over-sweet chocolate notes, a bit of molasses, some metallic notes. Mouthfeel is thin and slightly metallic. Had much better from Sprecher.
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky brown. Sweet malt aroma, lightly roasted taste. Moderate hops in the finish. Not too exciting, not too offensive.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy brown with a short, beige head.
Nutty, caramel malt aroma.
Toast, caramel, a little tang of fruit in the flavor.
A decent, comfy brown ale.
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 1/10/2012. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, light roast, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of dark/toasted malt notes and light hops; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, light roast, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance of malt and hop notes; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice session brown ale. Fair amount of flavor and good balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bland brown ale. Murky brown pour. Sweet malt aroma. Light sweet malty taste. No hops, no character. Light body and light carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium brown pour with a fleeting off-white head.
Light malt aroma.
The flavor is well balanced but quite subdued. Not much sweetness, no real hop flavor or bitterness.
Session type brown ale.
boozedude (1665) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botte into glass..clear dark brown pour with white thin head..taste is sygar n nyt aroma of malts..just ok
beerbaaron (1130) - Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish amber. Medium frothy off-white head.
Caramel malty. Some toasty, maybe a touch-o-nut. Clean bitterness. Rather lightish body. A little dry. A ’pitcher’ beer.
Cybercat (3197) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear chestnut with a peep of gold at the bottom of the glass mug and a very thick, fine-bubbled, creamy pale tan head. Malty aroma has a yeasty overtone, not much else. Flavor, fortunately, is better than what the less-than-inspiring aroma promises, providing notes of roast malt, yeast and caramel plus more than hints of fruit and hops and a bready underpinning. Texture is fairly firm and fizzy. Belly up to one today.
illiniphil (127) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz bottle bought at the Sprecher Brewery. Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown with a heavy creamy tan head that hangs around. Taste is caramel, malt and burnt sugar. Nice flavor from a solid English-style ale.
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