mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was pretty excited to get this since Stone and Bear Republic are 2 faves of mine. Plus, knowing that these 2 make some of the better hoppy brews around and this is supposedly a hoppy brown ale, I figured it was a safe play. Well, I’m a bit disappointed as this beer is a heck of a lot maltier than I would have thought. It pours a dark rusty color with little/no head and is basically opaque. The initial whiff is hoppy but I have trouble tasting any hops. It’s sweeter with a bit of a coffee finish. It’s a lovely brown ale, which is not my thing, and is well crafted, but "hoppy" should be taken off the bottle.
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kinda hoppy for a brown ale but I guess that was the idea. Decent but not amazing.
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pushkinwow (2341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2012, thanks Lubiere. Cloudy dark amber with a tan head. Nice resiny hop aroma with molasses, brown sugar, slightly dank, toffee, moderate body and light carbonation, enjoyable although definitely past its prime.
GRM (3420) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, with and at Luc Bourbonnière’s, savoured on January 18 2015; nose: light basement, caramel, basement, resinous hops, pine; mouth: light basement, caramel, basement, resinous hops, pine, finale in caramel with good presence of hops, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly harsh texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, de et chez Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 18 janvier 2015; nez : léger cave, caramel, cave, houblon résineux, pin; bouche : léger cave, caramel, cave, houblon résineux, pin, finale en caramel avec bonne présence de houblon, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : correct
Lubiere (11583) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage. A clear copper brown ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with catnip floral hops, resinous character, brown sugar, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with nice resinous floral hops, treacle, very nice for a two year old Bottle.
nuplastikk (5251) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fat Heads 7.2%. 60 IBU. Big brown ale. Rich caramel and chocolate tones, with a pleasant hop balance. Fresh. Lots of depth, solid for the style. Lighter side of full bodied.
beertholomeus (1359) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt copper color with a khaki head. Malt, toffee, hop, citrus, pine and biscuit aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, floral, caramel, toffee, biscuit and malt flavors. medium body and carbonation with a biscuit, hop and malt finish.
conway (2162) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark brown with a big off white head. Shockingly hoppy. Lots of pine and citrus. Not what I was expecting from a brown ale but very tasty.
Leighton (15258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours clear, amber-brown with a big, tan foam head. Maple crunch granola on the nose, some toasted cereals, pine, orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with rich toasted brown bread, mild figs, earth, faint alcohol, grapes, ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine to average, almost lively carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with mild sticky toasted pine, bread, light baking cocoa, a bite more ripe citrus. Well balanced and nicely nuanced.
slowrunner77 (7852) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"I thought I poured it warm enough...the first sip was ok...but every sip from there to the eng just kept getting better. Pretty agrees overly hoppy...lots o pine. A medium roasted malty brown ale with just enough brown sugar and molasses to notice, both of which were very nice touches in this unique tasting and smelling brew. "
USA_MasterHop (17) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a brown top. Aroma is balanced; sweet caramel and herbal with a touch of citrus. sweet maltiness flavour and nice hopiness. Good beer