BeerGeek50 (4) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
Pours lightly hazy to a deep reddish brown hue. dark beige head with lots of lacing. caramel, brown sugar, nuts, chocolate, vanilla, ready aroma. super smooth. loved it. rdixon77 (2921) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Nice solid brown. Big vanilla and cocoa taste. Full malty taste. Perfect balanced medium body. superspak (5781) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 7/24/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oats, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee/vanilla, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oats, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee/vanilla, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oats, nuttiness, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is an excellent American brown ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Carlisle (781) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Can. Pours dark red-brown with thick tan head and substantial lacing. Subtle chocolate aroma with coffee, vanilla, and cream notes. Bitterness upfront followed by roasted malt, slight chocolate and coffee. Vanilla and roasted malt with a touch of smoke in the long finish. Silky mouthfeel.
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16 oz can. Canned on 07/24/15. Thanks a lot Timo A!
Clear dark red color with a tiny light tan head.
The aroma is dry hops, mild bitterness, dryness, berries and malt.
The flavor is dry hops, berry hops, some sweetness and dry maltiness. More Red Ale than Brown Ale to me.
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Urbanhermit (21) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Wasn't sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised. Not much aroma but it might have been that I didn't let it warm up. Mouthfeel good. Taste yum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Christpuncher (3188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
nice super hoppy brown ale. has a nice nutty hoppy finish with some roasted malt notes. smells nutty and hoppy. pours almost black with a really thick lacey brown head. had out of a can at home. tompete (337) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is thick with dark roasty bread and toddy notes. Body is medium to heavy. Flavour is malty and rich. Finish is thick as well and only slightly sweet, with a drying feeling. Ron (4058) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
A can in Minnesota airport Good tan head and lace, thick dark brown pour, aroma of chocolate and roasted malt, good thick malty body with plenty off roasted malt and chocolate, Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Can at home picked up in Minnesota. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and sticky lacing. Cookie malt, brown sugar, sweet dough, some pepper, and light earthiness in the aroma. Taste is brown malty, roasty, toasted bread, light cocoa, grass, and brown sugar with a slightly bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Pretty good - very hoppy for the style - would benefit greatly from a thicker body.