Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown amber cola with a flimsy/frothy head... Pretty nice looking actually... Aroma is pleasant: caramel, cereal, nuts, toast, roasty, grassy hop notes, dough, some barnyard, light cheese, hints of vanilla, maple?. Taste is balanced but rather bland. Medium bodied with a sticky mouth feel... flat carbonation with a lingering bitter finish. It’s good but I won’t buy (or try) again. Not a fan of Brown Ale.
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-25-13-
Poured from bomber into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a copper-brown color with a big off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is a mix of roasted malt with some aromas of nut, dark fruit, and coffee. Along with these more roasted aromas are some smells of caramel and toffee as well as a little bit of an earthy hop smell.
Taste-The taste begins with a sweet caramel and lightly fruity flavor with a nice roasted malt backbone. Coffee and some nutty flavors are present upfront and continue on till the taste ends. Along with these flavors comes some lighter hop flavors of an earthy nature more toward the middle to the end of the taste. The coffee flavor intensifies a bit more toward the end of the taste, leaving one with a moderately sweet but nicely roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and creamier for the only 5.6 % abv of the brew with a carbonation level that is on the more average to slightly below average side. Both are great for the style and the roasted flavors of the brew, giving it a nice mouth coating feel.
Overall – A very tasty brown ale that is quite smooth and tasty with a good balanced flavor profile.
Oldschool_Mike (13) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into pint glass. Looks fantastic very dark amber red colour. Taste is alright maybe I'm just not used to American brown ales. A bit to much hoppyness? All in all a pretty good beer. I'd definitely drink it again.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comped draft pour at the Video Poker bar in El Cortez. Orange brown with a big beige head. Aroma honey, amber malt. Flavor is caramel, malty, slight mineral. Newcastle-esque.
Travlr (11978) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source 12/19/13. Hazy dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of earthy cocoa on a background of dark sweet fruit. Taste is earthy and nutty.
andrewje41 (463) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Pours dark with a very sugar sweet and malty aroma. On the sweeter side too on the flavor with a nutty finish. Some hints of chocolate too. Not bad.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Sampled on draft this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy white head that faded and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish wood, nut, a hint of cherry and caramel. The flavor was wood, tobacco and hint of blended scotch. Medium length finish. Medium body and fairly smooth. Ok.
ghawener (1458) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cangrejera Father´s Day: Malty, sweet nose, straightforward Brown Ale. Food Pairing: BBQ Chicken.
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice light coffee brown with fluffy off white head. Aromas and flavors are pretty standard for a brown ale. Light roasted malts with some light coffee and chocolate notes.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery, brown/copper pour with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty, taste is slightly sweet malts with caramel, toasted nuts, roast light toffee and light hops. Body is light-medium with a soft, lively carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet and some with more nutty flavors.
AgentAle (696) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sweet malt aromas, notes of caramel and subtle spicinessTastes: rich malt tastes that are joined with slight bitterness. Appearance: cloudy amber body with somewhat low retention