ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Vendome NoHo. I am really unclear as to why this is getting passed over in the ratings. This is a very good brown ale. Color is a very dark brown with an engaging tan, fluffy head. Nose is full of hops, light berries, sweet malt. Flavor is all of those in great concert plus roast and a hint of yam. I could drink this often, and probably should.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hashigo Zake. Pours reddish brown, tan head. Aroma is very hoppy! A lot of that American citrus goodness, with an underlying toasted malt.
Flavour is mainly hop driven - lemony citrus with a good bitterness. Toasty malt comes in on the finish, with a strong lingering bitterness.
A very good American brown ale, hitting all the right notes very stongly.
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy typically carbonated brown colored body and thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Clear amber golden with a dense, white head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Medium body, roasted malt and caramel. Medium-bodied, roasted malt and caramel with a lightly perfumy edge of hops with a whiff of nuts. Dry finish with a discreet bitterness. 120709
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - not sure where I got it from. Sweet, caramel, a little nutty aroma. Murky brown body with light tan head. Flavor was not too good at first but found some caramel, nut flavoring at the bottom of the glass. Maybe a little watered down. An alright beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 08, 2009
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, creamy beige head
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, earthy hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clody dark brown with big tan head. Spicy hops and sugary caramel on the nose. Bitter hoppy finish. Not bad, but a bit too bitter for my tastes.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a noticeably unfiltered dirty dark brown in a tulip. Thick bubbly light tan head. Nose is mostly sweet, caramel malts. Flavor is smooth, dry malt with a slight roastiness to it. Some caramel and a hint of bitter coffee. Bottle re-fermenting makes this one interesting and unique. No real complaints, very nice, very good tasting brown ale.
unclemattie (4336) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized, 12oz bottle. Medium brown color, creamy head. Aroma of rich malt, brown sugar, and cascade hops. Flavor has a simple toast. Lighter bodied. Smooth, creamy, really good.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, nutty, some sugary notes, and some floral notes. Flavor is caramel, toast, slightly nutty, roast, and a bitter earthy finish.