kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - STLCOB end of year tasting) brown with tan head. Rich sweet malt aroma. Flavor is molasses, sweet toasty malts, alcohol. Comes together nicely.
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours with medium head. Sweet aroma. Slightly alcoholic with molasses background. Tastes like black run and English brown ale. Some diacetyl present but acceptable for the style. Finishes with alcohol warmth and maltiness.
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jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours brown with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and a little chocolate from the malts, rum, molasses, and floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I smell chocolate and a hint of something sweet. Smells pretty light bodied. A hazy brown color with little offwhite head. Very sweet medium bodied good carbonation. I feel e alcohol and i get a little sweetness from the licorice i think. Im not impressed with this ale but its not a horrible. Its a bit sweet for me for a brown but worth a try
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rum, molasses, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some molasses, rum, earthy, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shard with Unclemattie. Pours a hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses, roasted malts, and booze. Taste is sweet and toasty malts with lots of sugar and molasses. Hints of rum from the aging. Nice sweet finish.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boxed, 22oz bottle. Hazy brown color, thick beige foam. Thick lacing. Aroma of demerara sugar, molasses, palm sugars are present, light brown sugar, and toasted oak. Nice toasted scent, some booze. Creamy texture, Toasted flavors, brown sugar, oak, and rum. More Rum comes out as it warms. (3515)
Wordsworth (138) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can really taste the molasses and rum on the finish despite the front being a smooth brown ale flavor. Good beer but not amazing
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A thin deep reddish amber colored beer. The head is an off white ring. The aroma... all mediciny. The flavor all licorice or "anise" for you herbal snobs. Fail as usual. Stick to summit hops and the pre-AB in bev recipes except for the horrible "hefeweizen".
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a chocolate brownie like scent, bit of coffee. Similar taste with a nice chocolate/booze blend.