angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Clear ruby pour. Aroma is butter, butterscotch, caramel and diacetyl. Flavor is caramel, coffee, and some weird flavor I can’t put my finger on. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Swalden28. Clear amber color. Little head. Lightly nutty nose and tea leaves. Easy malt flavor with a dry tea leaf flavor. Finishes dry bitter. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Pours with a fading off-white head over and amber brown body. Aroma of chocolate, popcorn and maple. Flavor is maple, nuts and malt balls. Light bubbles. NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Not spectacular, but this is a solid brown ale. Caramel, toffee, and nut flavors. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, with medium carbonation. Very drinkable though. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Brown pour with a frothy, 1-finger, white head. Roasty caramel aroma with a hint of almond and dark fruit. Nutty caramel flavor with a touch of raisin, cocoa, and nutmeg. Body is creamy medium-thin with gentle carbonation.
ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 August 2009 Beer of the Month Club , 9/8/09
Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Aroma: Caramel, nutty, sweet malts, some funky/rotting fruit, and a bit of coffee, nose improves as it warms
Appearance: Dark Caramel/Brown color, thin, lasting off-white head
Flavor: I get bready, nutty, and caramel malts, and a sweetness that is similar to the funky fruit in the nose
Palate: Smooth, not too heavy, solid mouthfeel
Granted the nose is a little weird, and this beer is really a little too sweet, but I liked the way it works. Nice fruity character, and an unexpected complexity make this one a truly interesting beer in my opinion. Nicely done, I’m surprised at the overall low rating.
A medium brown colored beer with a small tan head. Aroma is raisins and sweet chocolate. A malty flavor with dark fruit, cocoa, brown sugar, balancing hops, caramel, toffee, and nuts. A sweet and tasty little beer. Enjoyed. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2009
12oz bottle 7/19/09 (Siciliano’s Market-Grand Rapids)-Pours an amber body with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Taste of malt, sweetness, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. This light to medium bodied brew is not too bad with it being pretty well balanced. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2009
I’m bored and I don’t want to open up any of my really good sour browns... so I guess I’ll settle to do my regular brown ale tasting now. #1 of 5 in my Brown Ale tasting. 12oz bottle. Pours a clear and glowing but very dark brown, mahogany, slight red with a medium thin bubbly gray/tan sudsy froth. Aroma of roasted nuts, buttery, light acidity, glazed pecans. Flavor follows, aged caramel, rich and fairly dark but not burnt or super roasty, lightly perfumy and nutty, pecan pie, not sweet but more off-dry, a bit bready, faint toffee. Really nice slightly roasted pecan aftertaste. Medium bodied with a lighter mouth-feel, lots of softer but active soda carbonation, only a hint sticky but very light for a brown. A nice cross between a traditional brown and the American versions. Has just enough character.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle from my buddy Steve. This right here is your classic North American tick. A translucent brown pour, not much body or carbonation to it. Aroma is almost completely anonymous, with generic bready malts. Just a trace of sweet nut flavor but something rather acrid washes it away in the finish. Blech.