Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A well balanced bronze ale with a bit of many things. Good beer
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed a few weeks after purchase
The look: Partially cloudy bronze body topped by a medium beige head that quickly dissipates to a persistent small layer of foam. Lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is relatively hoppy with a hefty dose of floral and fruity hops, also tobacco, mushrooms. Tate has a bit of many things, crusty bread, caramel, nutty notes, fruity notes, earthy notes, resinous leafy hops. Round, relatively smooth, well balanced. Easy to drink with many things going on but it didnít totally win me over. This is a good beer, but it is a good beer that doesnít stand out from the crowd, a well made dark ale that doesnít really try anything. A good collaboration between three breweries and now Iím canít help but obsess wondering if is it a coincidence that it is not a coincidence that these three breweries are not from different states? Logic is hard.
PotjeBier (1596) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Mega Liquor 8, Alhambra, CA. Deep dark brown color. Big head, beige, long lasting, good lacing. Aromaís: resinous hops, some caramel, molasses (reminiscent of rootbeer). Also a bit herbal/spicy retronasal. Flavor is medium bitter, with some roasted sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat roasted and long lasting bitter. Iím usually not a big fan of browns but this was really nice.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is decent, bitterness is still there. Cocoa-ey yet hoppy. Pretty decent beer considering its age.
Chuckaduck (628) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy Brown Ale. No tricks here. Pours dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is complex but very well balanced; brown sugar, caramel, herbal, some citrus. Taste is similar and likewise very well balanced; a good amount of sweet maltiness juxtaposed against bright citrus hoppiness. Somewhat syrupy mouth feel, which was probably my least favorite characteristic of an otherwise very drinkable beer.
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with khaki head. Aroma of hop and roasted malts. Taste is thin grassy hop and nuts.
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a violent mushroom head of foam while a dark tea brown liquid filled the remainder of my glass. Aroma is bright with vibrant hops and a rich backbone of sweet sugary malts that bring out an aroma of molasses, caramel, and brown sugar. The flavor hangs in perfect balance with a strong malt profile that shares the spotlight with some citrus pine like hops that is probably due to the Bear Republic because their other beers taste similar to this. Deliciously amazing.
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Seattle. Last beer of my trip, and a good one at that. Great brown ale pour, foamy head. Sweet, medium green aroma of hops. Old School. Such a tasty sip, quality strong flavored ale. Some soft mint and freshness over dark/brown malt ale body. super tasty and well constructed, Sweet finish, some strong caramel along the way. Would drink this anytime if it was around; hopped up brown ale, right up my alley, I want more of this style!
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown with a thick fluffy beige head that leaves awesome homebrew style lacing. Smells of pine, citrus and chocolate. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with added caramel flavor. And a strong hop bite for a brown ale. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with great carbonation. Overall this was a great hoppy brown ale collaboration Stone, Fat Head, and Bear Republic wish I would have tried it fresher though.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/1/12. 12oz bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Mostly clear brown pour with a nice khaki head that sticks. Light green hop aroma with some chocolate and soy sauce and medicine. Light burnt caramel with some old hops and more soy and medicine. Meh.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thatís been kicking around the fridge for awhile. I donít remember where it was acquired. Pours a richer hazy brownish pour, darker and well hazed. Some coppery brown glow on the edges is dulled. Deeper with some pretty glow. A cakey tannish head atop dies to a good layer, laces pretty well as it settles to a healthy film. Aromas are grapefruit and orange rind, toasty and biscuity malts. Dryness, florals, and gentlew pine. Earthy and bready brown malts, some soil, toast, and carmelization. More hops, citrusy brunt a bit deadened with time. The fridge seems to have helped keep this going though. A bit of brown sugar, toasty and carmelized. Initial is soapy and hoppy, firm pine and florals, grapefruit and orange. A moderate bitterness approaches, florals and firm dryness. Quickly into a middle that sustains the hops but throws a bit of thickness, malt profile into the works. A touch hot, dry, and spicy. Some toffee, toast, biscuits. Caramel and crystal malts. Dry pine, almost and herbal hop character as we move into the backend. Touches of carmelization, brown sugar, and almost a medicinal feel. Dry and toasty, molasses and brown malts, earthy and carmelization is heavy, some sweetness,d toffee and toast. The brown sugar and molasses elements, though thinned and not necessarily sweet, it definitely leaves my mark. Aroma and front end start out nicely, but it loses me as it gets that element into a more focused role into the finish. Meh, ok.