bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an Anchor Steam shaker glass. Color is a translucent ruby brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel malt coming through along with some chocolate and a nice hint of the Citra hops as well. Flavor is interesting - has some chocolate and nuttiness with a nice dose of the Citra hops present throughout. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall a nice brown ale with more hop presence than most browns I’ve experienced.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Monster B’s, Stamford, CT. A beautiful beer with a thick lacing. I like the soft texture of the beer, but there’s a lot of residual sugar in this beer that makes it too sweet for my liking.
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is heavy pineapple, mango, citrus hops and sweet malt. Appearance is clear brown ruby red with medium tan head. Taste is pineapple mango hops forward, followed by mild sourness, then hops and maybe roast bitterness, then actually roasty flavor. Hint of butter adds a richness. Palate is medium. Hops and then finally roast linger. Overall a really impressive beer. What has been done with hops here is unique. The roast also adds a nice touch as the hops in this could easily support a top notch APA alone.
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has strong fruity, floral, caramel, horehound and hoppy notes. It pours a clear mahogany with a fairly thick and fluffy pale tan head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor has a nice mixture of caramel, fruit, malt and herbs, rather lip-smacking. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has some fizz and leaves a fruity, malty, slightly hoppy, slightly syrupy and slightly floral finish. Recommended!
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Falling Rock. A touch hazy, reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasted nutty, deep toasty brown malty, light toffee aroma. Very roasty, slightly burnt, dark caramel malty, nutty flavor. Disappointment in my mind. Edit: this is actually pretty hard to chock down a point.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. pours a brown / ruby color with a 2 finger off white head which settles down to a quarter inch throughout... nice head retention. sweet and bitter nose. rich caramel malt tones with roast, light fruit and some citrus hop notes. medium body with layers of sweet malts, toffee, light chocolate, orange, grapefruit and light banana. crisp finish with some Citra hop notes coming through and more sweet malt character.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Bottle at home. small white head that dissipates quickly, Sweet, dominant malt flavours, an old style beer, cant detect much Citra hop perhaps just a slight bitterness in the finish not bad if your into this sort of thing
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. reddish brown pour. light roasted malts, toasted nuts some sweet malts in the aroma. Buttery, sweet malts with medium roast. Pretty bland, english toffee, butterscotch. Needs work
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malt aroma with a light amount of fruit. Clear amber color with a medium tan head. Sweet beginning with a spicy bitter finish.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown pour super thin eggy head. Minimal nose. Malty front creamy medium body. Mild though out. Weirdly vegetal.