Bif (2126) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thick head and some lacing. Aroma of Malt, chocolate, bit of toffee and nut. Taste is a blend of the malt and chocolate with a nice touch of toffee and nut in the background. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth and creamy. Nice beer that goes down easy.
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a large tan head. aroma of chocolate and toffee. very malty nose. taste is also very malty. chocolate and toffee. very light on the hops. body is light. heavy carbonation. light dry quick finish. tasty.
drjay44 (3526) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with heavy lacing, ovre a clear, darker brown (SRM 27) body....nose is lightly roasted malts, with cocoa, chocolate notes, toffee/caramel tones, minimal esters, mild herbal hops....taste is medium roasted malts with nutty tones, cocoa, hints of chocolate, minimsl esters, finishing with a light hop bitterness....mouth feel, light of medium body, no astringency, light carbonation, very light acid on the soft finish. The malts are dominant, not overly so, but the hop contribution is quite light. This is more of a Northern English Brown, with the pleasant malt dominance, minimal sweetness, and lack of trite American Hops. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
Niko100 (2770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark murky brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, some chocolate, nuts; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and chocolate; Solid brown ale.
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark cherry mahogany, fuzzy rim head, thin wisps of lace. Taste is uncomplicated caramel malt that turns bitter enough to balance at the end. Add a little carbonation, and that’s the whole thing. It also quenches thirst in a refreshing way, and goes down really smoothly and easily, which means I may drink it (and its companions) way too quickly.
tackjc (12) - - APR 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Darker than other brown ales. Initial aroma is a bit sour, however that changes as the pint goes on. A bit too much hop.
crossovert (11818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Brewed at the new facility according to the label. Not sure if it is still new but ill take it. Rather than brown this is actually a really deep plum/magenta color. The smell is pleasant, light cocoa, roasted malts, slight earthiness. The flavor is ok. Definitely a big metallic note but in this case it doesn’t ruin the beer. The rest of the flavor is light and refreshing slightly roasty mineral watery ale. It drinks super light, a good dark beer for summer.
gschrade (1058) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, nutty, chocolate. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour of deep mahogany brown with light khaki head. Nose is light roasted malt and mild caramel. Cant place the other aroma but its not killer. Flavor is smooth toasted malt and mild caramel notes. Easy drinking but not a favorite brown.
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into snifter glass. Pours a soda brown with a small light tan head and some decent sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted peanuts, cocoa, toffee, soap and caramel. Taste is strong roasty peanuts, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, caramel and a somewhat soapy taste also coming through. Quick finish of malts and toffee. Medium body, slick texture, medium high carbonation. Not bad, but not great either. Slightly better than average.