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.
beerme31 (534) - 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 (4876) - 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 (4134) - 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 (3709) - 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.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ice-tea colored body with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, earth, caramel, pit fruits and nuts. Medium-bodied with a creamy finish. Pungent nutty flavors with caramel, a touch of dryness and some light hop finish. Aftertaste is mostly about the malt and nuts here with some very mild earth and dryness throughout. Overall, a nice brown, but a little boozy when warmer.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish orange appearance with a large tan head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Soft, sweet flavors of molassas, brown sugar and ripe fruit. Alcohol is a bit more pronounced in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, subtly carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
mmmbeer (1283) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent brown with plenty of ruby highlights when held to a light source, very lively medium carbonation. 2mm overly bubblyhead quickly disappeared, aroma of caramel, with a small amount of hops and pumpernickel bread in the background. Hits the mouth with a firm medium body, malt has some dulled sweetness to it but it works in this case, middle is overcome with some more sweetness, finish has an acidic overtone from the hops. Interesting brownie.
wine101joe (14) - USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Find the finish to be a bit tart and unpleasant. But sitting on the porch an a warm, evening in NC, hard to be too hard on it. Depth of flavor as mentioned in its description is definitely the case.