Fresh, clean aroma with hints of dark malt, but not overly sweet like stout aromas can sometimes be. Taste starts very smooth, then surges in with malt taste complexity and light crisp hop support, then fades to a fresh, dry dark malt flavor. Finishes with a clean palate, but lingering memories of all the taste complexity that was hiding in the last sip.
Clean hoppy aroma. Crisp flavor bite that comes in with a nice malt taste. Followed by hints of the rye sweetness but matched with a hop bite that keeps it from being too sweet. Fairly clean finish. Full flavored, but doesn’t come across as 8%, so it could be deceptive.
Slightly fruity strawberry aroma plus dark malt. Flavor is strong with dark malt but a hint of strawberry in the background and leaves you with a creamy/foamy mouthfeel at the end. Interesting, but maybe a little too sweet at the end.
Slight sweet aroma. Full on dark malt flavor, like a stout. Finish is mostly malt with a lingering dark malt presence. Also a moderate hop presence lingering in the far background. Not as sweet as most browns I’ve had.