drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour a murky brown. Nose of some hop, caramel, and toffee. Initial candy sweet followed by a vague vegetal, then strong bitterness. Not blending well to by palate.
mezr (58) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, itís a deep, cloudy orange color. A nice 1 inch tan, creamy head forms. Aroma is distinctly hops, caramel and citrus. Moderate lacing, but not as sticky as I would have suspected. Medium body and medium-soft carbonation. Nice, but not memorable. That said, Iíd welcome another glass any time.
VsXsV (2453) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, pine, spices, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit and bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, pine, biscuit and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice, though a bit boring.
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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 (1771) - 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 (7921) - 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 (674) - 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 (1612) - 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 (2179) - 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 (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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!