Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Fort Wayne release party at CS3. Probably my least favorite of the night. Not bad, mind you... just not great. Thin and mostly expressionless, the malts held my attention for just a moment, then I was ready to go back for another Timmie or Chocolate Cake. This would be nice to suck down the 4pk at the lake/party/wherever without much thought... and with the admittedly impressive canned artwork and "drinkability" (God I feel dirty using that damned AB catchphrase in a craft review), you might use it to pull a few more converts to the craft world. In short, its for non-think’n drink’n.
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy head. Mild caramel flavor. Doesn’t hold head long. Mild aftertaste. Good brown ale. Lightly carbonated.
rxeight (1049) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap as time bar in Indy. Light body. Slight acortiah ale taste but not much going in. Not bad. But not impressive either. Easy drinking. Good beer to have with a burger.
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can shared by Bob, thanks. Brown color and thin palate. Light malt, and the lightest caramel in the flavor. There is not much here.
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Bob at BVery’s - thanks! Light brown pour, slight off white head. Nice malty taste, easy to drink.
BVery (5617) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Clear amber pour with a small foamy head. Caramel sweetness and smoked peat. Smooth but lighter palate. Pretty good.
jefcon (1327) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint can. Chocolate, toffee, slight smoke, tannins, toast. A quick nip of hops on the front end, and a multi-layered malt experience follows, tumbling in waves over the palate. About a two out of five on the sweetness scale, and as it seems like there are a lot of sweet beers out there this year, I wouldn’t say this one is overly sweet. Enjoyed it very much.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear copper body with a small creamy off white head. Sweet toasty and cheerios aroma. Sweet toast and bread flavor with some cheerios. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Beaver (1224) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz can. Pours clear ruby amber with a big fizzy off white head that goes to a thin film.
The aroma is sweet peaty caramel malts with a little fruit.
The flavor is sweet peaty caramel malts. The mouthfeel is thin and very watery.
Overall, very thin and watery and bland.
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at 800 degrees drank the Mexican chocolate version of this. Sweet malt toffee rich chocolate and spicy pepper finish.
Taterman (1) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Signed up for the first time just to rate this beer. Out of a growler. Like my beer, but by no means a beer tasting expert. But love this beer for what it is - a smooth, flavorful, but not overpowering brown ale.