tmohr (41) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Very well done. The cacao comes through, but isn't overwhelming. Fine mouth feel and taste. bwy (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2017
For a brown ale, it almost tastes like a stout. But that’s not a bad thing! The chocolate factor works with this and is not forced. As our guest described it, an adult milkshake.
Reviewed: A Brew With You, Ep. 91 ccex (1401) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2017
12 oz. can pours a hazy dark brown with one-finger beige head that lasts and leaves spots of lacing. Aroma has oatmeal, nuts, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is initially sweet with a dry finish. Every sip brings out a different take. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This is not my favorite style, but I’ll gladly come back to this one soon. ads135 (5235) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 6, 2017
A really, very good brown. Deep and rich in malty, chocolatey sweetness. Has a nice caramel backbone and a sharp bitter finish. Tried with Dave, Josh, Brandon, and Brian at Bad Apple in 2017 after ASEH. Scipio (1313) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2017
Pours a brown with a medium tan head. I get a heavier dose of chocolate and caramel in the aroma, along with nuts, earthy malts, and a faint licorice impression. The taste is sweet with some lighter bitterness. Here we get chocolate and cocoa dominating, some pine, earthy malts, a fair amount of licorice, and minor cereal. The aftertaste is an earthy cocoa flavor which is strong and lasts for a good amount of time. This is more full in body, with a chewy texture, and about average in carbonation. Its pretty good.
Troupis (283) - - APR 24, 2017
As good a brown ale as I've ever had. No inauthentic tastes with a rich malt palate. The palate and aroma both have a complexity that adjusts throughout.
In a bottle - Naperville.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dfonorow (2358) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap. Pour is cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. Notes of nuts, chocolate syrup, biscuits, caramel, and pine needles. wlajwl (7289) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma is toffee/caramel, slightly nutty malts and chocolate. The flavor is nutty malts, chocolate, toffee and a slightly bitter/alcoholic finish. Johnstledger8 (1474) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a lasting fluffy light beige head. Aroma is of caramel, nuts, biscuit, chocolate, hint of pine. Taste is of chocolate, biscuits, caramel, pine, grassy. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. ChiGuy68 (634) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle (thanks Joe). It poured a dark reddish brown hue with a frothy beige head. Spiced malt aroma with a roasted malt taste and a hint of chocolate from the cacao nibs. A tasty brown ale that seems like a nice fall to winter brew.