lees_29 (11) - - MAY 27, 2017 dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma mild of roasted malt, grain, cocoa, and a bit of coffee. Flavor matches well with the addition of vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel leads to a pretty decent oatmeal brown, but this isn’t uncharted and doesn’t discern itself.
Get Surly! Here’s what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction.
Great tasting beer. Not too strong coffee taste. Dark in color. I would buy again
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Not my favorite. Has a stout taste with and ale finish. I would prefer this taste to be in a heavier stout or porter
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16floz pint. Dark-brown with good head retention. Lightly roasted aroma has a semblance to toffee. Feel is good and lightish, where the semi-sweet malt palate comes and goes quickly. Mild taste of caramel and hints of chocolate here and there make for a solid brew. Ronritter (724) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2017
16oz can poursbrown color with a foamy beige head. aroma roasted malt and nuts flavor follows ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Danish pint from an actual pint can; courtesy of Rob G. Aroma: Moderate malts that tend toward nuts, chocolate and a little toast; very light citrus hops. Appearance: Translucent chestnut brown beer with a sticky tan head that settles into a thin ring. Flavor: Aforementioned malts and citrus hops at about a 60/40 split; citrus lingers lightly afterwards; the finish is semi-dry and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A pretty nice brown ale that manages to exceed most of it’s peers.
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a light brown color with a foamy off white head. Notes of roasted nuts, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Nice but feels a bit thin. Troupis (251) - - NOV 25, 2016
A perfect brown. The only thing stopping a perfect score is aroma and palate complexity but in some ways the straightforward palate is in itself part of what makes this a straight fastball brown. Very impressive!
On tap at Village Green.
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From the tap, at Zelo, Minneapolis. Pours dark brown with beautiful ruby reflections and fine brownish foam. Aroma is not intense, with just some maltiness and terrain. Body is medium with some level of carbonation. Taste is moderate sweetness and bitterness, with oatmeal emerging in the finish.zoucrew102 (1869) - - OCT 29, 2016
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Pint can. Caramel malt aroma with notes of cocoa, coffee, vanilla and a hint of hops. Pours dark brown colored with one finger of light brown head that has excellent retention but no lacing. Starts with rich cocoa and caramel malt flavors to go along with the rich, full body. Finishes lightly dry but smooth with vanilla, light hops and, most notably, coffee that lingers on the palate. Very good brown ale. George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Can, the pour is dark auburn with strong red heels, and the head is thick and tan and color. The aroma has hops some sort of spiced notes to it. The taste is crisp, slight coffee, and solid roasted flavors buy a clean crisp finish.