Sask89 (529) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015 notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Re-rate - much like the ipa, this has significantly improved in later batches - originally a 2.9 - the diacetyl is now completely gone - the maple, light smoke, chcoclate and other qualities are now free to be enjoyed without distractions - much better! -Tap at OMF - hazy dark amber - soapy lace - nose is toffee, chocolate, mild grain husk, maple, a touch of buttery character - soft carbonation - actually feels pretty nice and creamy in the mouth - flavor is maple, toffee, light chocolate, light leafy bitterness - slightly astringent in the finish - mild diacetyl - not great, but not nearly as bad as Aaron thinks it is.
On tap at Our Mutual Friend. Pours a nice brown colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is a little nutty with some slight roasted malt and toast scents. Taste is malty sweet throughout with a slight dry bitterness. Medium body, softer carbonation, and smoother on the palate. Overall a good brown ale. Dogbrick (13145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sample at the tap room in Denver. Dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Roasted malt and mild coffee in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short grainy malt aftertaste. Decent overall. ajnepple (6701) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is malty and nutty with caramel, bread, toffee, light roast and earthy hops. Similar flavor, malty and semi-sweet with minimal bitterness. Medium body with a creamy, smooth feel, a little thin. Solid brown ale. anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish. nimbleprop (8474) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a hazy mahogany amber with a ring of white head. Nose of brown sugar, caramel, malt, toast, a little cake, coffee. Flavor is malty, brown sugar, a little vanilla, caramel, toast. Sweet finish. Solid brown ale.
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Our Mutual Friend. Pours a really dark brown pour with an off-white head. Light tartness to the nose. Roast, coffee, coffee grounds, and some toffee. Watery, though. Flavor is really watery. Slight tartness/acidity. Some roast, toffee, and coffee. Notes of bitter chocolate. Somewhat dusty. UncleKorm (1321) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
On tap at brewery, poured a dark hazy brown w/ a thick tan head slowly diminishing to a nice cap w/ good lacing. Moderate aromas of earth, nuts, roast, and cocoa. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a faint bitter of short duration in the finish.Tastes are roasted rye and roasted malts with an earthy nutty finish. It is a drinkable brown with enough depth to keep it interesting. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and a pleasant mouthfeel. Ratman197 (14970) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Our Mutual Friend poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering earthy finish. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Tap at Our Mutual Friend. Pours clear black with a small fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee, dates and figs with roast malt. Flavor is malt dominant with heavy coffee notes, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
fairly pleasant nose of typical smells of brown malt (chocolate, toast, light coffee) with a nicely rustic dusting of cocoa powder. very expressive nose with a lot of life, as opposed to the overly-yeasty and muddled saison. medium body, lightly grainy approach with some carbonation fizz before a more soft-textured back end and finish. expressive oat and beefy wheat flavors are in play with a hot cocoa and light char dark malt quality. seems fresh. not overly clean, but not dirty or off-smelling or tasting at all. shows promise that they can do a world classic style in such a way.