wilnatp (441) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap in CO on 1/10/13. Pour is amber/brown. Aroma of toffee, malt, and hints of coffee. Taste is sweet. Mouthfeel is thin. Disappointment served on tap.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Casanova. Another ho-hum beer from a very mediocre brewer. Artificially sweet nose. Some nut. Whatever.
Accidic (13) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Iím fond of most Browns but this one was drinkable but not very enjoyable and very forgettable. We received within a sampler pack and itís possible we had a bad batch of this particular one as it seemed noticably oxidized and horribly stale. Had the carbonation not been as noticable I would have thought the bottle had a leak letting it become contaminated..
cantankerous (9) - - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Very average looking. I guess itís nicely the color of maple syrup, reflecting its name and flavor profile, but itís not extremely inviting-looking. Not much head and what little there was disappeared quickly, leaving minimal lacing, and was creamy off-white. Reddish amber in color.
S: Not much--a little maple, a little toffee, some malt.
T: Taste is where itís at with this beer--which is what matters most in the end, right? Overwhelming toffee, a hint of hazlenut coffee au lait, butteriness, carmel maltiness, absolutely no bitterness. Some pecan. Its name describes it perfectly--they put nut in there for good measure :) Pleased with the taste.
M: Pretty thin, watery.
O: The taste redeems it to a certain degree but a good beer has more than one element. The mouthfeel almost messes up the taste because if how thin it is. If they could just beer this thing up from 4.5% and add a little oomph to the body, do something for the aroma, this thing would be awesome.
boxofrane (1219) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. The aroma Is nutty and mildly sweet. The taste is nutty and sweet like a typical brown
KajII (711) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark amber brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that steadily diminished down to a thin film and large collar, which produced good sticky lacing.
The aroma was kind of faint of a toasted chocolate malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel and maple syrup.
The taste was lightly sweet and a little malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of chocolate early on, finishing mildly roasty with a slightly pronounced maple syrup presence towards the end. The flavor was short lived with the sweet roastiness fading quickly from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body and watery in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be a bit light for a Brown Ale, although it did posses a good roasty taste and smooth drinkability, which makes it a perfect candidate for a session beerÖ
EvilPuppet99 (34) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good and a beautiful burnt red color. I had to try not to slam it. The maple syrup and spices blended perfectly for my palate. If I see this in a regular 6 pack on sale, Iíll buy it.
Getbetter (556) - Cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle, very thin body with a very interesting maple taste to this american brown style, As much as I want to like this beer I find it mediocre.
geekgrrl (6) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Way too sweet. Somehow this is both flavorless and too sweet at the same time. Definitely not buying again!
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60minuteman (440) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some real good bite to this. Lots of chocolate and malt. Good smell but not overpowering. I feel like more alcohol would make this a charmer