Frank (3156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The St. Louis locals seemed pretty enamored with this beer and for good reason. It is a great beer. It is amber to brown in the glass and the head leaves lots of lace as it slowly dissipates. The nose is earthy, herbal hops. There is a great depth to the malt character w/o being sweet, which I feel is something only very good brewers ever achieve. It is light bodied w/o being watery and finishes w/ a firm earthy bitterness. This would definitely be a regular purchase if I could make it to the brewery regularly.
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (St. Louis, MO). RBSG 2014 Friday Bus Tour. Pours a deep chestnut brownish pour with deep darker middle, gentle orange brown glow with frothy tannish head, dies to a decent ring and laces ok. Aromas are brown malts, earthy with a touch of cocoa and earth. Gentle carmelized elements grow with touches of toast, earth and mellow soil. Initial is medium bodied, a touch lighter with some toast, gentle earthiness. Semi sweet middle is a bit of caramel, cocoa and earth. Sweeter toffee moves out to a more dry, toasty backend. Earthy hops, some dryness, lingering cocoa and faint hit of brown sugar. More dry and toasty as we finish up, running the gambit and bringing it home. While Brown Ales can be a bit boring, this one certainly hits all the checkpoints. Solid. Pretty pour.
crossovert (8355) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Nice chocolatey and slightly roasty brown ale, really enjoy the sessionablilty.
Homer321 (2376) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Lots of toast and burnt bread with some yeasty character to it. Kind of astringent. Otherwise forgettable brown
deyholla (7374) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a murky brown with a slight red hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of musty grain with light roast and a touch of toffee. Flavor has earthy chocolate and dark grain with just a bit of roast.
gschrade (780) - Collinsville, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, nutty. I thought this was so so. I would not drink this again, not a fan of brown ales.
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jdskinns (204) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Murky brown color with tan head. Nice roasty aroma. Taste is roasty, nutty, with some chocolate. Very nice beer.
Finhead (1260) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma has raisin and molasses with some lightly roasted coffee. It has a medium body with smooth texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some roasted dark chocolate in the finish.
wxman (1505) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear cola color with a thin head that hugs the rim. Chestnut and coffee aroma. Chocolate and coffee taste, roasted malt and nuts. Quite good, but not my idea of a brown.
csaso (1537) - Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - good size foamy head, dark brown color, nice roasty and nutty malt aroma and flavor, pretty fair hop balance - very good for this style
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