arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chocolate brown with a thick tan head and good lacing. Aroma is strong malt. The taste is very malty, thick and sweet with a hint of citrus in the finish. Interesting but a little one dimensional and too malty for me.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco, 4th March 2011. Deep brown with a small white head. Really caramely malt taste. Similar aroma, quite light. Full bodied. A decently hoppy brown ale but not a standout.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted sweetish malty caramel flavor with nutty hints. Has a roasted malty nutty caramel finish.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good looking medium brown pour with a small head. I like the level of roasted malts.. makes hardy.
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet toffee aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to mild citrus before the lasting chocolate finish.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBESG August 2011, Euston Tap. Chestnut or copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, dried fruit and spice, with a slightly oxidized note. Caramel and sugar flavour with strong oxidation
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, earthiness, light grapefruit and light floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness, light carmel and light nuttiness with a crisp lingering earthy finish.
bnoel09 (431) - 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 (284) - 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.