markas101 (2325) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Deep brown, cola appearance. Roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma. Medium body. Slightly bitter long finish. One of their better ones I think.
TATE (406) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head with nice lacing. Big malty aroma. Big malt flavor with a tinge of metallic flavor finishing with a bit of hop bitterness and some nuttiness. I like malt forward beers but this one is a bit too much and too sweet. The balance isn’t quite right but I’d say it’s okay. I probably wouldn’t buy it again but would drink another one if I had one.
douglas88 (8551) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes. Pours a dark brown color, a bit red, with a small white head. A sweet nose of cola and caramel. The flavor is toast, sweet sugars, brown toasted malt. OK. Lots of cola.
gripweed57 (1412) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Mahogany color topped by a large rocky beige head. Roasted malt nose has hints of cocoa and nuts. Tangy roasted malt flavor has more cocoa and toasted nuts upfront. Some dark dried fruit and floral hops in finish. Decent brown ale at a bargain price of $1.00 per bottle.
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I"m really shocked by the low ratings. Perhaps it’s because it’s labeled as a brown ale? Really nice and chocolately. Lots of molasses and tobacco and malt and caramel. Some tar as well. Really earthy and sweet but not cloying. Semi bittersweet chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Nice.
trapped (2478) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque inky black with small beige foamy head, faint roasted makt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter roasted malt taste, long burnt finish.
Bif (2102) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown color with a small tan head and bit of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, some chocolate and caramel. Taste of toasted malt, dark chocolate with nuts and dark fruit. Malty bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body, nice grainy feel that gives this beer some character. Enjoyable beer, much better than expected.
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lot’s of un-fermented malt flavors with some toasted flavors and not much in the way of hops. Not very good overall.
geologyguy (1380) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty dark fruit smell, sweet and good...vanilla?? almost black appearance, taste is very smooth and sweet, just a touch bitter that distracts, finishes coffee...some butteriness on the first taste
bigericsports (59) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, Pours reddish black with a thin tan head and slight lacing. Nose is malty with hints of cocoa and caramel, plums, raisins and toffee. Sweet to the taste, fuller medium body with medium carbonation. Nice brew at a reasonable price.