daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper pour. Aroma is so mild that I was barely able to smell anything other than a light caramel note. Funny the flavor is much the same. Cant say its offensive, but its not really much of anything.
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at Brewery. Appearance is dark copper color with thin beige head. Aroma is weak with notes of chocolate and caramel. Taste is fairly one dimensional with some caramel and nuts flavors in there but mostly just plain maltiness. Not much hop character to speak of. Palate is light-bodied and slightly watery. Disappointing.
screigh (418) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brown with copper hues when held to a light. Super fizzy like a soda when pured but quickly died down with a thin white film. Aroma is like dust malt. Very drinkable and might make a good baseball game beer or relaxing at the lake beer. But, not much there...just thin malt. If I read their description I think I can taste hazelnut and cocoa but I think it is the power of suggestion.
joet (2043) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scottish style brown ale my butt. Straight up malt liquor is more like it. But a good one. Heavy corn flavors. Dusty hops. Oxidized malts with bits of paper, metallic, medium caramels. Light lemon tang. The texture is well done -- effervescent and lightly creamy. No fusels nor apparent alcohol. Weird but solid.
dwm1034 (581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can from Sherm1016....Thanks. Pours a fairly clear brown....minor head that quickly departs...no lacing. Malty nose and mild taste. Nothing negative...just not much notable....good smooth session-able beer...but there are better ones out there.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at Butters’ Slutfest, courtesy of BrewEngineer: Barley, DMS, tea nose. Clear tea colored, thin yellow head. Malt flavor, but weak. Finishes cloying, there must be adjuncts. Meh.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, bread), no hops, and average esters (fruity) with notes of leaves. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, toast, bread), no hops, and average esters (fruity) with notes of leaves. Medium body, light warmth, medium carbonation and a sweet finish.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can… Clear, light copper ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Malty, nutty bouquet – toffee, cashews, pistachios, mild biscuit and cocoa with a hint of nickel. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is a totally quaffable merger of Scotch ale and English brown ale – lightly sweet praline and caramel with kisses of chocolate and roasted tree nuts. Short, crisp, refreshing finish. Kudos to StFun for providing a very nice example of my favorite style of beer!
EithCubes (4577) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another rate from the tallboy can. Toffee and caramel nose with some corn and some light smoky ash. Dark copper-chestnut pour with just the slightest hint of ruby,m and a frothy, rocky beige head. Smooth, tastes lightly sweet with smoke and light ash, has caramel and toffee, with very, very faint bitterness and light mineral water quality. Medium body. Sort of a Continental take on a brown ale, I’m afraid it doesn’t hold up terribly well.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can(thanks to awinseman01) at my leaving FL throwdown(17Dec10)pours light brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Brown sugar and clove. Flavor is semi sweet nutty malt and toast with some spicy, peppery yeast lingering in the finish.