Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a deep red brown in color. The head is quite large, rocky and of large bubbles. I prefer a head thatís a bit more even but this is nice too. Pine hops up front in the nose w/ an woody undercurrent. Hop bitterness is firm but a bit on the soapy side. Really not bad though. The biggest problem this beer has is that itís overcarbonated which makes it come across as a bit watery and drowns out any sort of malt depth this might otherwise have. It is very sharp on the tong which detracts from drinkability somewhat as well. There seems like there is a decent beer going on somewhere here but the flaws override most anything enjoyable about it.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to cavie, amber color with molasses , brown sugary aroma, flavor of watery tobacco and caramels, I wouldnt sit on the floor for this
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours muddy brown with a quickly fading light tan head. Aroma has some sweet and earthy notes. Taste is a little funky and sour with some bitterness at the end. A bit watery but frothy as it goes down. Iím not sure if this bottle was skunked (quite possible) or thatís just the direction they went with the style, but it kinda works. Still, I wish there was more going on.
benpickens (379) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy head which evaporates into ample lacing. Aromas of molasses cookies and brown sugar. Sweet up front dry then a lingering coffee like finish. Good brown along the lines of Dogfish Headís Indian Brown, but I prefer Dogfish Headís rendition.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle thanks to Craig. The appearance is a really nice ruby brown with a huge foamy light brown head. The aromas are chalky malts, caramel, light hops, brown sugar. The flavors share a bit of that chalkiness, brown sugar, some cereal, little chocolate. Palate is a touch off to me which distracts from the flavors. Overall a solid brown thatís not too far off.
wnoble (1089) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour and light tan head. Light toffee, caramel, and malt aroma. some floral hops. Taste is weak and similar of caramel and malt. not overly hoppy taste and not bitter. Really mild overall and none to little roasted character. Good brown, I think. Good either way. has to be to win a gold.
ContemplateBeer (1348) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of chocolate, almonds and caramel. Appearance is light brown with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, with an emphasis on the caramel. Palate is creamy. Alright.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gold medal winner and I can see why. aroma and flavor are toasted caramel malt, toffe, and a bit of grassy hops. mouthfeel is a little light and the color is almost dead on. not the best brown I have had but almost.
ohspartyfan (7) - USA - MAR 27, 2010 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Read about this beer in an in flight magazine, Southwest I think, so I was curious to try it. Nice light aroma and flavor. A little lighter and thinner than I expected, yet a very nice overall experience.
queenholly (2416) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear brown with a nice off white head. caramel, molasses and hop aroma. Thin carbonated palate. Caramel flavor with a hop finish. Nothing special.