stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly decent brown ale. Pours brown with some head. Tastes of nuts, some hops, and a touch of malt.
eRock_2013 (421) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brown ale indeed, solid brown color, chocolate hoppy aroma. Taste is good, featuring chocolate notes with a dry finish, but could be more assertive. Very smooth with a relatively light body.
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OnTheTrail (416) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a pleasant beer, but not my favorite brown ale. Somewhat bland aroma. Appearance was good.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting concept. Pours a dark brown color with mahoganey hues and a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Light bodied, mildly carbonated and watery. Although somewhat flavorful with notes of nuts, caramel, toffee, and butterscotch. An average dark beer.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
much better than their genesis ale, this brown was a good tasting, easy drinking brew. roasted flavor leans it more towards a porter in flavor, as far as a brown its a little darker than newcastle with similar qualities.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No expectations at all. Never heard of this beer. Pours a dark brown. Little to no aroma (it was pretty cold). Flavor has some suprising roastiness. It’s not too bad, but I wouldn’t pay for it. It’s drinkable tho, and I could certainly drink a few of these if I needed to. I sampled this after drinking several larger beers, imperial stouts and such, so maybe I missed out on all the flavor this has to offer, I’ll have to revisit this brew.
mybrainhurts (394) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New beer in town. Well, at least for us. Aroma of roasted malts, bread and oats, a touch of coffee, and salted nuts. Flavors of dark caramel, mild coffee, crusty bread, and toffee. Pretty decent and easy drinking.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours very dark brown with tan head. Sweet aroma of caramal and toasted malts. Flavors of charred wood, molasses, and a hint of caramelized sugar.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’d like to be able to rate this higher but this happens to be a style that I personally don’t like. The malts are well-roasted but are thrown together with the hops leading to a product which, although fresh and assertive, is nasty and negatively bitter in a subjective sense. I’ve had bad luck with a certain type of brown ale in the past and this is the epitome of that type -- it’s an unofficial drainpour in fact (I tossed it), though generically it’s a well-crafted product which brings it over the 1.0 in my book.
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Alright beer, got it from my buddy Drew. Dark color, but with barely an aroma what so ever! Not to much flavor as well....no the chosen beer!