keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Very nice brown in the traditional style. Malty backbone in the aroma from a dark brown pour with a thin head. The flavor is very malty sweet with a nice bit of smoke. A bit of hops come thru making it a nice dry finish. Quite nice.
Finhead (1763) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
A cola-brown pour with amber edges and a tan head. It has a roasted nut aroma with hints of caramel and black licorice. The body has a soft, almost creamy, texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet from start to finish. jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Picked up a 6 pack from the local liquor store. I really only got this 6 pack because i thought the label was cool. There is no picture on this site, but its a small log cabin covered in snow in the dead of winter, with snow still falling. I’m not a huge fan of brown ales but this isnt so bad. Aroma is very strong chocolate and raisin. Finish is a tad bitter with caramel notes. The label is better than the beer. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy! - Pours a dk cola brow with a small tan head...aroma is full metal, roasted grain but more metal and mineral...flavour is sour malt, this is pretty fucked, old grains and lemon, copper, infected? probably becuase this is not too drinkable... Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Dark maroon, edge head. Aroma of milk chocolate and butterscotch. Taste of coca cola and root beer, slightly sweet and highly carbonated. Nice.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 14, 2010
12oz bottle. brown under a small beige head. toasted malt and bitter nuts aroma. more of a bitter brown but not hoppy. the rye? plenty of unsweetened caramel and nuts. light bodied. robust flavor. a bit of warmth. DrnkMcDermott (3100) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle, $1.90 @ Binny’s, May ’09. I’d say enough with the brown ales already, but now people will be looking for a replacement for Goose Island Hex Nut. This one pours very dark, almost like a porters, with a matching tan head. Smell is good and malty, a small amount of roastiness, and some ale fruit esters. Hint of mocha, too. Taste keeps some milk chocolate going up my nose, while my tongue finds sweet malts, a bit of tart cherry and strawberry. I said sweet, right, as in not dry? Much different than other brown ales I’ve had lately. Nothing off to indicate the bottle has been sitting too long. A small note of hop complement, but otherwise keeps up a sweetness that suggests this could be boiled down to a nice sauce. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
poured a choc brown pour, nice beige head was large. nose is sweet malts. flavor is boozy feels over 6% and really sweet, fruity overpowering. lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
this is a descent brown altogether. aroma and flavor are toasted caramel malt with a touch of dry hops at the end. little bit light in the body for a brown and has some good lacing and head, nice brown color also. not bad. dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle: poured a dark brown with a light tan head, nose of coffee... coffee? and roasted malts, flavor was of caramel, nuts and roasted malts with a light bitter finish. Not bad.