AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark cloudy reddish brown, with two fingers head- viewed from the top, my glass looks like a bowl of oatmeal. Smell is mostly of dark fruit, slightly tart; some molasses and nutty smells. Taste is of mild nutty/fruity sweetness, with little bits of citrus. Neither are particularly complex, and the finish is mostly watery. Thin-bodied, with very light carbonation.
NikkTwist (1670) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear dark copper brown with a large off-white head. A notably spicy brown ale. Almost a mild malty IPA. Easy drinking and thirst quenching - but not a proper English brown ale.
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a taster. Lots of hop aroma on nose, consistent with the American brown character. Not bad, but I prefer English brown.
BeerdedDave (444) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown color; roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes; a medium bodied beer with roasted malt flavor and chocolate notes and a good deal of bitter hops
Maverick34 (2316) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Brown pour, some malts and hops predominating. A decent brown,nothing too amazing here but good enough.
EvanFriend (309) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thin, overcarbonated, and too hoppy for a brown ale. Not great. Brown ales are too rarely done well.
Darkmagus82 (1735) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-27-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer is served as a deep brown colored brew with a small cream colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and chocolate aroma with a nice presence of a caramel smell. With these aromas there are some lighter herbal and nut like smells, producing a rather standard brown ale type smell.
Taste- the taste begins with flavors of a roasted malt and a stronger presence of a bitter coffee and some notes of chocolate. While initially on the more bitter and malty side some caramel soon works work its way to the tongue balancing out the roasted and coffee flavors rather nicely. These flavors last largely to the end of the taste were some notes of an earthy and herbal hop come to the tongue, leaving a nice roasted and slightly bitter but overall balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was smooth and creamy with a carbonation level that was on the average side. The smooth body was great for the roasted flavor of the brew, while the carbonation kept it more on the refreshing side and helped to qualm some of the bitterness allowing it to mingle well with the lighter caramel flavors.
Overall – A fairly nice, not too sweet, brown ale that is a little more on the bitter and dry side.
Beerenberger (1481) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malt forward with hint of citrus. Pours a clear brown with non-lasting off-white head and minimal lacing. The taste is malty upfront followed by a citrus hop bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a brown with plenty of taste.
vtafro (3569) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt tones, sweet notes. Nutty and roasted flavors, with a touch of sweetness.
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass Pours a clear dark brown with some tan foam. Caramel and lightly burnt malts with faint little floral notes. Certainly not bad but I relegated the end of my six pack for cooking purposes.
BierMeHoos (119) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from Park Tavern. Decent brown ale with nice roast malt. Finishes light bitter with some sourness. Pours brown with good head. Pretty good.