Leighton (13542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours mostly clear brown with a foamy, off-white head. Very nice, down-the-line brown ale with notes of toasty bread, light smoke and dried caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced to conclude, with further toasty malt character, some crackers, light earthy bitterness, dry caramel. Solid.
jkharper2007 (20) - Grovetown, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very grainy smell and plain. Earthy and Very nutty taste. Pours a dark brown with tan off white head. Lacing is iffy and head retention is good for a while. Lighter body and goes down smooth. Decent but kinda middle of the road for me. Poured from a fresh growler
drsandman (576) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Top Hops w/ Leighton & Blake. Pours brown/black with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark cocoa. Sweet dark malt flavor, roasted grain, brown sugar / molasses.. no hops in sight. Easy drinking brown. Very basic, nothing stands out.
jredmond (6060) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Draft at Pony Bar HK with Andrew, Ellen and Ricky. Pours a deep brownish black. Aroma is chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, dark fruity malts and thin, watered down malt.
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Muddy dark brown body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Flavor and aroma are a bit odd with light roast, toffee, earth, brown sugar and grainy malts. Medium bodied, mellow carbonation, uneven mouthfeel, lingering muddled finish. A bit unusual for Victory to be this far off--if anything their disappointing beers are well-crafted but too simple.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
murky chestnut, lacing but thin oily white top. Sugary soy nose, jammy sugary raisin, faint roast. Roasty, chalky front palate is heavy mineral, chalky with light roast mid before grainy finish, lots of sugar with minor roast and moderate acid for style. Seems confused to me.
boxofrane (2346) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma has big coffee and chocolate. The taste has coffee and dark chocolate.
egajdzis (5518) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some roast, and molasses. Taste of much of the same, with some smoke, and gritty corn.