koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2017
On draft at 4 Hands. The pour is a dirtier ruby color with a decent opacity and a small ring of khaki colored head. The aroma is good. There is a lot of chocolate and a nice roasted malt. It’s got a hint of bitterness on the finish that is almost reminiscent of coffee. The flavor is better. Nice chocolate depth and roasted malt complexity. Clean and crisp. The mouth feel is a little light, but softly carbonated and carries a nice chocolate and bitter finish. Surprisingly good brown. scarletfire65 (1507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Can at home, all alone. Aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, cookies, aluminum. Lively carbonation. Charred malt bitterness, with some sweet-ish chocolate underneath. A bit of acidity and bitterness on the finish. JulienHuxley (5949) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2017
Can. Dark translucent brown red pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is nutty, toasty, light earthy notes, powdery cocoa aroma. Taste is sweet, very chocolaty, very light toasty, woody notes, brown sugar. Palate is med light bodied with good carbonation. Good. balloonbuffoon (601) - - APR 1, 2017
12floz BBD 06.30.2017, $9/six-pack. This beer doesn’t emit much aroma, just a little charred wood and butterscotch. It’s a dark beer, low on hoppy bitterness, but fairly high on roasted bitterness for the style. Although it is not totally traditional, it’s pretty tame for an American brown ale. A tough style to stand out, since to be traditional requires a certain middle of the road quality, and veer from it ventures beyond the style. 4 Hands mostly sticks to the style, and do so competently. jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Draft. Deep brown body with a beige head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, bread, nuts, cocoa and some light metallic. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, water/slick texture, lively carbonation. Sweet to start but dries out in the finish.
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2016
At The Daily. Very chocolatey, cocoa, slippery, some what unusual aroma. Serving: Tap BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Draft at Bailey’s Range St Louis. Clear chestnut color with a bubbly tan film. Aroma is light chocolate and chalk dust. Flavor is lightly bitter from baking chocolate, coffee and toasted malt. Okay brown ale. sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Can. Pours dark brown. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, oats, faint roast, caramel, and faint nuttiness and coffee notes. Medium body.