cthomas2390 (173) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Brown sugar, coffee and burnt toast aromas. Sweet nutty flavors fade into some hop presence and are followed up by roasty tones. Full on the palate with very subtle carbonation.
lhns03 (61) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoying this one. Pours a very dark amber, brown. Solid tan head that disappears too quickly. Fairly well-roasted malts, some toffee for sure on the nose. Also some light bitter chocolate. Flavors are similar with nice roastiness and medium sweet that is well-balanced with good bitter finish. Nice lingering flavors and aromas on this med-full bodied brown.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Breckenridge Brewery at the Ballpark, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a weak roasted malty caramel finish.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ West End. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of toast, roast, and licorice. Light coffee, some ash, and dark fruit. Decent malt sweetness. Flavor is a bit on the ashy side, maybe a touch acidic. Coffee, roast, and licorice notes as well. Sweet toasted malt and molasses.
TylerGreenDC (124) - - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Euclid Hall. Nose of roasty toffee. Flavors of walnut, some hoppy sweetness and then a chocolate malty finish. Nice, lightish, refreshing brown ale.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Euclid Hall. Pours very dark brown with an inch of thick khaki foam. Leaves a lot of sticky lacing in the glass. Has a bit of nuttiness on the nose. There’s much more flavor on the tongue. It’s not quite line cracking a pecan in your mouth but its on the road. Finish lingers a bit but solid otherwise.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can picked up at Wilburs in CO
Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, coffee and nutty. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee and ash
Wow, this blew me away. Not what I expected at all, a very good brown ale! It might have helped that I drank this after a terrible DFH beer. But this is very good either way.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Euclid Hall at the upstairs bar, served in a pint glass. Pours a rich dark, clear brown color with a small beige head. I was surprised at how pronounced the notes were in this one. Big chocolate and toast, with nuts, burnt brown sugar, and a little earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, toasty mouthfeel. Really bold for the style; borderline porter.
bubbleflubber (1637) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany pour into the glass, with a light eggshell ring head that leaves light sudsy ring lacing. The nose is malty and semi-vegetal. Flavors are of toffee and caramel, some nuts mid-palate, and roasted beans and nuttiness to the finish. The mouthfeel is light and body thinner than the flavors suggest, providing an easy pull, albeit slightly on the watery side. Decent brown.
ajnepple (1060) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 12 oz can from Wilbur?s. Dark brown and pretty clear with a tan head and lacing. The aroma is toasted malts, chocolate, nuts and toffee. Similar flavor, malty, light roast and coffee. Medium body with a creamy feel and a smooth finish. Not too bad.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. It pours a nice dark brown color with a decent khaki head. The aroma jumps out as very toasted and malty withe some hints of nuts and cocoa. The flavor is pretty dry with a lot of toasty malts, a little caramel and cocoa powder before a slightly piney and floral hop finish. I’m surprised by the relative low ratings for this one. I really enjoyed it.