Bif (2306) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2017
On tap. Pours a hazy deep amber color with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, trace of coffee with hint of spice. Taste of malt, with bit of coffee, chocolate and wood. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth, nicely aged and bit of flair for a brown ale. Enjoyable beer. rikstar (2605) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2017
0,33l fles gedeeld bij lion. Thee met sinasappel rum rozijnen en eiken to the max met in de afdronk cacao en vanille en een beetje witte peper thegreenrooster (4512) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some oak tannins with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is more of a woodsy with none of the sweetness of the aroma. This was not aged in a liquor barrel far as I can tell, this just has a nice woody flavor. A nice example of a brewer doing something different with a boring old brown ale. kassner (1685) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Well the aroma is butter and vanilla and the flavor has an acidic carbonation bite. . Light brown clear beer with some lacing. Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours deep brown but clear. Good head. Lots of wood in the aroma. Very oaky.
peponi (1941) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2017
Aroma: woody, vanilla, sweet, toasty notes.
Appearance: hazy amber color and creamy head.
Taste: roasted dark malts, roasted nuts, vanilla, woody, chocolate, higher alcohol notes, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, woody finish.
Overall: Really nice BA Brown Ale, nice vanilla notes, maybe the base beer should be more intensive. MelvinKalksma (1676) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2017
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood, fruit, bread and roasted malts.
Turbid/opaque red/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and roasted malts.
This beer is rather intense, comlex and balanced. Great sweet caramel toffee at the start of this beer, helped by those added oak chips. Only a slight dash of roasted malts and therefore no distinct chocolate. Tastes great, but the palate could have bene better.
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy chestnut, looking ruby through direct light. Nose is oaky, with vienna/brown malts, caramel. Tastes vienna malty, with notes of oak, nuts, caramel, cacao. Decent and unique ale. unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Has coffee front taste. little after bie like espresso. Not much head and slight bourbon taste.Brown in color. Overall not an overwhelming bourbon taste which I like. Interesting brew. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Gorgeous brown amber topped by a quickly dissipating caramel cream head. Oaked body yields butterscotch, bourbon and vanilla notes twittering across a smooth amber and brown malt backbone, with flares of coffee appearing hear and there. First impression on the palate is that this tastes a bit thin and underbodied. Caramel bourbon, butterscotch and muted vanillins rolls around the mouth. Coffee grain and bourbon finish.