phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Draft at the brewery. 4.8% ABV. Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with an inch-thick beige head that leaves some sloppy lace in the glass. Aroma of huge toasted malts, pecans, toasted brown sugar, wheat, and earth. Flavor of toasted malts- more subtle than in the nose- along with earth, nuts, and cola. Medium-bodied, with a toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very much an American-style brown ale, and a damn good one at that. This really hit the spot.
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 I order this whenever I see it, more times than I can recall: at the brewpub and throughout the area. Complex dark grainbill, strong citrusy/earthy/flowery hops. Nice deep color, creamy and persistent off-white head with lace and chill haze. Caramel malt and kettle caramelization, toasty and roasty grain bitterness, raisin bread, plums, smooth and tart at the same time, deliciously chocolatey. Medium body and carbonation, ideal alcoholic strength, long-lasting bittersweet aftertaste. Perfect fusion of American and English brewing traits, a masterpiece.
twothumbs (2) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brown with good malt. I felt this was less hoppy than many American Brown’s I’ve had and more English in taste, but overall a very nice offering from a promising start-up.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat metallic and tinny. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great.
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at PI Pizzeria.purs dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam that leaves a lot of lacing. Slight malty note on the nose which becomes more prominent as the beer warms. . Big malt, roasts, nutty notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very tasty!
Finhead (1435) - 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.
Frank (3603) - 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.
CanIHave4Beers (3684) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewery.
Pours a dark reddish brown with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty with some coffee and chocolaty notes. Lightly hoppy and lightly nutty.
The flavor is roasty and nutty with a good coffee character. It’s got a decent level of hop bitterness and fruity character.
This brown ale lifts!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 10/29/11. Pint from the Brewpub. Pours filtered with a deep amber, brown hue. Thick dense finger width of light khaki head. Aromas of cocoa dust and chocolate, with slight nutty and coffee nuances. Medium bodied with a really nice flavor. A ton of chocolate malts with a sweet fudge and caramel flavor. A bright and slightly bitter effervescence offsets the sweet malts and amps up the diverse palate. Doughy yet crisp with a mild hop profile. The palate is sticky, dry and tangy. Good roll. Mildly spicy and peppery. Mild coffee acidity and the slightest dried, dark fruit nuance. Solid brew!
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Draft… RBSG 2014... Hazy dark-brown pour with mahogany highlights and a brief, white head. The aroma is loaded with coffee and provides just enough chocolate to create an excellent mocha character. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is rich and roasty with heaps of hearty mocha and a slight caramel component. Lengthy coffee finish with a light kiss of butterscotch in the aftertaste.