troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Can] Nut brown color with a good cap of light brown head. Nose of bready malts, roasted grains and hints of hazelnut. Roasted flavors of dark malts, cocoa, earthy bitterness, bread, hints of patent malts and toffee. Low-medium body. Thin and roasty finish. The flavors are there, wish the palate was better though.
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour. Nice creamy tan head. Lacing. Roast aroma. Some caramel. Taste is mostly caramel with slight roasted notes.
mmmbeer (1309) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from a 6’er served in a shaker- poured a transparent darkened maroon when held to a light source, 2 finger solid and foamy head formed and laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of nuts and a roasted malt. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt was lightly roasted, some caramel in the middle, finish is long with some pine that comes shinning through. Nice.
markducommun (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, light tan head. Light resin, roasted cereals, grain. Light touch of coffee and chocolate. Fairly bitter, some lighter underlying sweetness. Medium body, quite acidic, fair amount of carbonation, reasonably long finish. Very good.
mikedR (1555) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A superb and fine Brown. Many times, I get too much hops, not enough malts, and some watery action. Not here. Story here is malts, malts, malts all the way. Good, lovely, and recommended.
Gription79 (2572) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can, thanks to Ed. There is a firm toasted malt chocolaty character, spicy/pine hops, clean maltiness. The flavor is roasty, cocoa powder, fruity, pine. Solid brown ale.
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours dark brown with red hues with tan head. Aroma is very cocoa, vanilla, sweet, chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, good carbonation, almost scotch ale-like. Overall, one of the best browns I’ve ever had.
Caytinator (1003) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the 12oz can! The best beer from upslope I’ve had yet, nice walnut color, translucent with an oyster head and good lacing. Good aroma, roasted marshmallow, not too toasty. Taste is predominantly malty-sweet. Not too sour, nor too hoppy--I think they got the hop balance right. Very full mouthfeel actually. Just a good brown ale.
Eighty6 (16) - Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Chao Chandler AZ. Not my style preference so a bit surprised by smell and taste. Hopped enough for an IPA lover yet malty for anti hop heads. Just enough alcohol to tip the scales. Drink one now.
airrick2003 (669) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep mahogany color, almost looks black, pours with a large tan head that settles into a nice density
Aroma: very strong coffee, dark roasted malt,
Taste: coffee, slight dark roasted grain, bitterness on the very finish
Palate: soft carbonation, bitter after taste, heavy mouthfeel
Overall: a good cold weather beer, very strong coffee aromas on this one, not too sweet or bitter,
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