Block (2700) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As I pour I see that it is on the lush ruby side of brown witha cream coloured head that didnít settle with much permanence, but it didnít bugger off in quick time either. The aroma lingered predominantly in darker grains: chocolate malt and brown ale malts especially with a touch of dusty caramel. It is a lovely smell though. The smell isnít of deep, rich, sweet chocolate, rather cocoa powder and maybe a mention of fruit peelings. Plenty of mouthfeel upon drinking give you a chocolate mousse or milkshake sensation and then thereís a return to the dusty cocoa. Thereís some sweetness, but not unwelcome. A pinch of dark cocoa bitterness at the end. I did like this, but I felt that it could have had a little more character. So often Brown Ales suffer from a slight lack of inspiration. Letís revive a great style shall we?
Backlog entry: A massive flight at the brewpub. All beers were a bit on the light side. True to style. The variety is impressive and they are worth the try. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa and bread. Medium body, caramel, cocoa, toasted grain, light dry finish, decent. Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Aroma of nuts and some sweetness. Slight nutty bitter finish. Pours reddish brown with a thick tan head. Had at dam brewery in Colorado RobertDale (6393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Sample at GABF 2014. Comes reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, grain, and fruit. Decent. George999 (455) - Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Molasses aromas, Slightly sweet in flavors, Light hops, lightly carbonated, good beer
Atom (2420) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12oz bottle pours a bright clear reddish brown with a large khaki head. Light cocoa in aroma, caramel, and toffee. Taste similar to aroma clean and crisp with a solid bitterness, and some toasted grains. Nice brown ale! ajnepple (6480) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Light brown and clear appearance with a sticky, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, toasted grains, earthy hops, caramel, chocolate and light fruity notes. Similar flavor, pretty smooth with an average body. Pretty tasty brown ale. Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft; Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of caramel malt, light grain/hops, and some chocolate notes; Decent. snoworsummer (5626) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. Tastes like dull coffee, burnt toast, dry grains, and light caramel. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light malt and caramel. Westchesterco (2036) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub it us a cloudy amber color with a slight ecru head it has the aroma of roasted malt and tastes of bitter roasted coffee that lingers on the palate.