trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown (imagine that), with a good tan head. Citrus hops layered over butter toffee on the nose, with some ripe fruit in back. Flavor is far more powerful than I’d anticipated -- this reminds me of Arrogant Bastard (got to be at least a bit of Stone influence in there). Lots of hops add a lingering bitterness, but there’s enough sweetness in here to take them off the pedestal for a bit. Brown sugar / molasses notes come through more in the finish. Tasty, but not for the faint of heart.
GRM (3275) - 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 (11004) - 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 (5032) - 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 (1159) - 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 (1986) - - 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 (13827) - 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 (6923) - 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
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Been wondering about this one.
Pours more brown than black ;) some tan foam sticks around and etching lace remains for a bit. Nice ruby hue around the fringe. Assertive, west coast on PNW resiny hop profile up front in the nose. There are hints of brown sugar in the nose, but mostly dank ass hops. Bitter with a good solid medicinal character on the flavor. There is a certain amount of vinyl in this one for me - really odd. The molasses seems to have been quite well fermented into sharp alcohol. There is also a bitter metallic flavor. The mouthfeel is full and highly cabonated with an excessively dry finish. I’m not impressed with this one.
Serving type: bottle
merc7186 (2525) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Brown/Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Brown Sugar, Malty, Bready
T: Floral, Malty, Bready, Mild Maple
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Dry
Overall, this beer comes off like a solid pale, IPA...as opposed to a brown ale. Solid but will burn you out somewhat.