JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can gifted to me by boisebeerguy85... Thanks Rich... I appreciate it!! Pours with a nice 3/4" dark tan head... great retention and nice lacing.. the brew is hazed dark brown... looks pretty turbid.
Dry cocoa and roasty malt... just enough malty sweetness to make this one really jump up and kiss the olfactory system.
Flavor has a mild dark fruitiness that moves immediately into the dusty cocoa and light raisin... With warmth a pretty pronounced nuttiness rises up.. dark toast with a hint of what I associate with "Tootsie Roll"...
Body is medium with a lighter small bubble carbonation... Very drinkable.. but certainly something one could sit and ponder for a while... I like it.
Surprised anyone is calling this "English".. It is definitely a big boned brown ale, but ’Murica has it’s stamp all over this brew.
superspak (5406) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, toast, toffee, brown bread, honey, nuttiness, raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and honey notes with light hops; and good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, toast, honey, nuttiness, light roast, raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, toast, honey, nuttiness, raisin, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and honey flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brown ale! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and honey flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good balanced brown ale. Good coffee, chocolate and caramel notes. Good brew.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown. Nose is evident honey, roasty malts, nuts, feet, biscuits, toast. Flavor is biscuits, toasty malts, bitter roast malts and flowery hops. hops come through nicely. Medium full body and slightly oily.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy brown with small biege head. Nutty nose. Flavor is a bit astringent and ashy. Chalky and dry.
jrob21 (3648) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a recent trade. Fig and plum. Honey and a little caramel sweetness. Some roasty nut flavors. Full bodied and malt forward. Much more body and presence thanpst brown ales you will find.
Johnsense (1582) - - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, fairly large cap. Sweet aroma, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit. Fairly malt forward, fig, raisin, honey, caramel, chocolate. Medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and chocolate malt, dates and figs with earthy and woody hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (23995) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Brown color. Nice nutty aroma. Taste is full bodied nutty broenies with a bitter finish.
jake65 (3584) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, courtesy of JStax – thanks! Deep chestnut pour with a modest tan head. Nice retention. Rich aroma of roasted malts, and a floral sweetness that must be the wildflower honey. Good flavor, a nice roasted component, nutty, and lightly sweet. It certainly doesn’t scream “honey.” I want to like this more...