Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: One of the best standard brown ales I’ve ever had. Great balance and wonderful transition from sweet malt to citrus hops.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium brown with a small, tan head that hearly fully diminished rather quickly. The aroma contained mostly moderate to heavy mil chocolate and Hershey’s syrup; lighter caramel; light citrus hops; and toffee. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly better and lightly acidic with an average duration. There was milk chocolate, citrus hops, toffee, caramel and roasted malt. The medium body was sort of oily and fairly fizzy with a light astringent finish.
tnkw01 (1361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Was very surprised how good this one was. Dark brown in color with a very, light tan head. Aroma was a toasted malt, slightly chocolate smell. Taste was a very pleasant malty, toasted nut with hints of chocolate. Nice.
BeerdedDave (880) - - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from the brewery; brown color; malty aroma with caramel and mild chocolate notes; mostly malty; caramel malts with mild chocolate notes
rondphoto (2937) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Clear dark mahogany brown color, one-finger beige head, cobweb lace. Taste is nutty malt that stays solid through a mildly hopped swallow, moving smoothly to a medium finish. A simple brew with too much body, too much strength, too much nut to work well. It feels heavy and unbalanced to me. I can certainly drink it easily enough, but I wouldn’t ask for another.
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Aroma- A very nice malt aroma with maybe an earthy undertone.
Appearance- A dark brown ale with an off-white head.
Taste-Has a strong malt flavor with a light bitterness at the end.
Palate- Medium bodied with a well balanced mild carbonation.
Overall- This is a really good beer. Doesn’t appear to have a wide distribution. if you can find it I would give it a try.
hivemind (780) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
01.24.2014, bottle courtesy of James, his apt w/ Andy. Dark brown pour, red tint. Tiny head. Aroma nutty, flavor same with medium to high carbonation. Straight-forward but not too bad.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark lean copper brown pour with one finger of tan head. Nose is odd, very rustic and grainy with some bready sweetness and caramel notes. Kind of watery and weird/grainy in the flavor. Very earthy and rustic bready/toasted grain malt profile. Very light bodied and lean.
Eberndt (234) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown color with slight head. Lots of malt flavor and strongly carbonated. Very good!
Maverick34 (2614) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour from bottle. Loaded with Chewy malts and a very chocolatey finish for the style.
solidfunk (5466) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with good head and lacing. Light roast aroma. Light bitter finish. Some citrus. Decent balance and easy drinking. Bottle.
tgncc (3019) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is malty, spicy, nutty. The appearance is brown, slightly translucent, thin head. The flavor is chocolate, spicy, pine needles, nutty. The finish is spicy, pine needles. Medium in body. Sweet, piney. Decent overall. Interesting.