northropfrye (2256) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 This is the best brown ale I’ve had. Chocolate roasted malts aroma. Dark brown colour with off white head. The texture is velvety and smooth. The taste is sweet chocolate, a touch of hops and citrus. Awesome beer. Rerate. Still quite good but I get more hops In the aroma this time.
patricks110 (1651) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
A really interesting and delicious brown. The pour is a dark, ruby red with a thick yellowish beige head. Good retention and nice sparkly carbonation. The nose has a big toffee and caramel sweetness along with the awesome Citra hops. Big resin and grapefruit notes and floral characteristics. The flavor is a bit muted and mild compared to the nose. Light and grainy malts with a sweet, lightly bitter hop. Lacking completely in the body and missing the toffee and nutty notes of a good brown.
smith4498 (3043) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear reddish brown color with tan head. Malty aroma with some dough. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some bread. Medium body with average carbonation.
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A dark brown beer with copper highlights. It has an unusual sweet malty, chocolate and nutty flavour with a sugary finish.
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012.03.22 - 650ml bottle in pint glass. Pours dark orange or medium brown depending how the light hits. Fairly active head dissipates quickly and leaves pretty much nothing. Aroma is mildly sweet. Taste is interesting, a mix of sweetness, maltiness, and hops. A good assertive amount of hops but not too much. Nice brew.
Nik925 (754) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong malt out front but the hops stick around. A rather unique mixture. Aroma is really nice and uncommon. Not what I was expecting. I think this is the first ’new’ brew since Fritz left the helm, so hopeful more good things to come.
beerme31 (504) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear brown, medium-thin tan head. Aroma of sweet bread, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet. Medium body, thinner texture, good hop balance in the finish. Very nice brown ale.
nuplastikk (4582) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared by Anndiesel. Deep burgundy brown, looks unfiltered. Thin, steady beige/off-white head. Clean, mellow brown malt, toffee. Kind of nails it. Certainly a unique creature, but has some familiar feelings..think OSA mixed with the Bock. The hops are different, giving it a tangy orange-lime sour feel..not so much depth there. The malts are chewy and really shine. Almost a taste of rye going on. Good stuff.
dEnk (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ beertemple. Aroma is huge caramel, liquorice, candy like. Flavour is nice roasty liquorice with a caramel coating. A bit cloying, couldn’t drink a pint.
Vaiz (3400) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ beertemple. Clear brown pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malty caramellish licorice. Flavor is sweet brown sugar, malty caramel. Nice balance but a bit sweet.