hayduke (3577) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12-oz bottle this pours a clear brown with copper overtones and a big tan head. The nose is roasted malts and nuts. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich roasted malts and the nuts continue into the finish which offers some floral hops. Quite tasty.
Travlr (15091) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of earthy cocoa. Taste has earthy, dirty chocolate, coffee grounds. Interesting.
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice piney and sticky beer. Good head retention and lacing. Strong smell of the Forrest.
OldMrCrow (2114) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Springdale, UT.
Brown pour, decent head. Nutty aroma with some yeast character. Gentle sweetness, flavors true to style, modest metallic notes. Not a bad example of not my favorite style. The 4% ABV doesn’t seem to do a great deal of harm here.
drjay44 (2891) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. BBD 1/30/15. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is toasted malts, with biscuit, hints of chocolate, cocoalight herbal hops, balanced.....taste is toasted malts, with cocoa, coffee, slight nutty tones, becoming moderately bitter with herbal notes, balanced.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, moderate tingling carbonation. This is a light and relatively simple example of the style. It is drier than many, lacking toffee/caramel sweetness, but is quite light and refreshing. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown amber with a light tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, chocolate and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with toasted notes, chocolate and vanilla. Finishing with earthy hops bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel.
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: translucent brown color with slightly off white head but poured from tap
Aroma: spices, cinnamon
Taste: good flavor throughout, caramel, spices
Palette: bitterness at end
Overall: this is a very good brown ale with lots of flavor, easy to drink and has a kick of spice at the end
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chinchill (2763) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle with a BB date of 30 Jan. 2015.
Pours clear, orange-brown with a creamy, tan head that has very good retention.
The flavor is a tad earthy. Good, near equal, sweet-bitter balance. Hints of toffee.
Feel: medium body with (overly?) prickly carbonation.
UncleKorm (1030) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap poured a clear brown hue w/ a small beige head diminishing to a ring and minor lacing. Mild to moderate nutty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter of short duration. Tastes are lightly toasted white bread, roasted malt, and almond skins. Medium bodied, lively carbonation and a dry finish.
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williamstome (1221) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour, offwhite head. Aroma is toasty, with light floral hopoy notes. Flavor is roasty, toasty, with bitter floral hop notes. A little sharp, a little thin. Not very interesting.