MaiOmai (3) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn't expect it to be so hoppy but it's still really good. It's nice, dark and bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a mix of toffee and some pine from the hops. The flavor has quite a bit of pine and resin from the hops, as well as some light bread and toffee. There is also some cream in the flavor, but what really stands out is the hop character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Reddish brown in color with generous quantity of head.
Aroma: Dominated by sweet toffee malt aroma, hints of citrus and tropical fruit.
Taste: Big malt flavor with good bitterness to keep the maltyness at bay. Finishes with some of the fruit detected in the aroma. Moderate levels of carbonation and dryness keep this beer from being cloyingly sweet.
Overall: an excellent brown in my opinion, definitely recommended.
dreamflower (635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Rich, nuanced, shows a lot of depth. Sweetish, and very flavourful. Definitely one of my favourite beers I’ve ever had. Re-rate: I guess I allowed my enthusiasm to get the better of me. Still really like this, but it’s not a 5/5 as my original rating indicated.
northropfrye (2460) - 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 (1937) - 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 (3215) - 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 (2909) - 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 (292) - 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 (769) - 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.