Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours with an amber to mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasted malts that have a dash of dark roasted malts and molasses added in as well as a pleasing earthy wet tobacco note. Nice. The taste is pretty darn rich for a brown with lots of roasted malts that approach being dark roasted and burnt malt. To midway a mild malty to molasses sweetness kicks in just as earthy wet cigar tobacco leaves make more of a grand entrance. Into the finish it ends earthy, roasty, with some sweetness and then a sting of malt blended pine like hop bitterness. Rich deep brown with lots going on and it all lines up very nicely. I like this.
allmyvinyl (1912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared with ash. Cheers! Pours clear brown, and smells brown too! Like a bag of brown malt. Sweet and nutty. Taste brings a touch of chocolate. Surprisingly old fashioned. Good.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from cthomas2390.
Appearance - dark brown and opaque. Decent lace on the head.
Nose - hazelnuts and sweet malt. Some roastiness.
Taste - more of the same - chocolate coming through a bit on the taste.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish.
Overall - a good example of a brown ale.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned, reddish brown with soapy tan foam, roast coffee aroma, nutty caramel roast flavor, good brown
Jerm719 (89) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium body, lightly roasted coffee, hazelnut.. Mild. Medium finish. Mild earthy hops lingers
foyle (174) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours a thick beige head which slowly recedes with plenty of lacing. Color is a deep reddish-brown. No noticeable streaming carbonation.
Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, cocoa, rich bread dough, and some herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel, with a drying finish.
Flavor: molasses, coffee, cocoa, plenty of robust barley malt. some hops near the finish, and some warming alcohol lingers.
Overall: well done example of an American Brown Ale.
rmussman (1672) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a six pack of cans in Boulder. A really nice highly malt heavy brew. The appearance is nice and clear and the flavor is nice. Well made brew.
ajnepple (1463) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe. Deep, dark brown appearance with a lasting tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy hops, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel and brown sugar. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet, nice balance. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel and a lingering finish. A nicely done American brown ale.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong aromas of roasted malts, nuts, and coffee dominate the nose. Pours a dark cola brown with a rapidly dissapating off-white head providing moderate lacing. The taste is as flavorful as the nose was aromatic. Roasted malts, nuts, dark roasted coffee bitterness, with grain/bread notes appearing in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellant and rewarding American Brown Ale. Will buy again. well done Upslope.
UncleKorm (585) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured a clear dark brown hue w/ large frothy slowly diminishing tan head. Moderate roasty and hoppy aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are roasted malt, brown sugar, and light roast coffee. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, and creamy mouthfeel.