hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Draft. Small tan head that was mostly lasting, no visible carbonation, fair amount of lacing, and a brown hue. The aroma was malty, nutty and earthy hops. Ditto for the flavor. The mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, the hops were more upfront than the malts considering this is a Brown Ale which caught me off guard. That being said, I truly enjoyed drinking this beer as it is definitely worthy of a try and one I would drink again. Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with little head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Decent balance finish with slight bitterness. Higher abv than most browns I'm accustomed to but no complaint. It warmed me on a cold Early March night!
----Hophaze out b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty with notes of toffee and light hops. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A solid example of the style. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours clear brown with a tight and perfect nitro head. Aroma is nuts, toast, caramel. Taste is nutty caramel, cocoa, toasty finish, definetly some Goldings hops for sweetness. Body is medium, creamy, long nutty finish. Overall, an enjoyable brew. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a coca-cola brown color, light aroma of chocolate, nuts, sweet malt, and some caramel. Flavors are the same, rather dialed down on booziness for over 7% abv, decent brown ale and would drink agaim.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours deep deep brown or almost deep red with a very small light brown head. Flowery hops, roasted malts, chocolate, bread, caramel and toffee aromas. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, mild caramels, toffee, bready malts with some light biscuity and/or toasted notes again with flowery and almost some very light citrus notes and some fruitiness. Medium dry finish with medium light bitterness to balance. Medium light body for what I was expecting from a 7% brown. Liked it but could have used some more body and richer, thicker feel and flavor. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Taster on tap at Black Acre. On nitro. Clear dark brown color, with a good thin half-finger of creamy nitro head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium-plus body, smooth lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Interesting nutty malt profile. Kind of hazelnutty, light caramel malt, lightly toasty. Moderate sweet taste. Solid nitro brown ale. Tmoney99 (14483) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft fest sample. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate sweet nutty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a smooth sweet finish that lasted. This beer would go well with a good cigar. HoppyAlesToYou (167) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Slight caramel, chocolate, and nuts in the aroma that rises off the small tan head that rests atop a dark brown ale. The taste is sweet followed by an earthy bitterness, very well balanced. An enjoyable brown ale, but not really worthy of four-pack treatment. WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Poured a deep brown color into a sampler glass. Very soothing beer that tasted very malty/sweet. Not my favorite type of beer, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.