Ed5388 (2496) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours dark brown in color with a tan head of foam. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and light citrus notes. Taste mimics the nose with strong bitter citrus zest.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a mahogany color with a white head. The aroma was of pine hops, caramel malts and floral notes. The taste was of pine and resinous hops with a smooth, lightly roasted and malty backbone. Very nice.
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Deep, unfiltered, opaque, brown-burgundy color. Massive, steady beige head. Really solid offering. Classical citrus, pine aroma, some Black IPA-like oiliness. Creamy and smooth. Big brown malt notes, pleasant citrus hop balance. Perfectly respectable offering.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, resin, citrus peel and dry cocoa. Medium body.
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thinner, lower on hop character and hop bitterness, maing it a generic brown ale.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Dark reddish brown with a thin off-white crown. Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine, light chocolate and light maple. A tad thin with chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and a bit of citrus. Semi bitter with a little nuttiness on the finish.
ContemplateBeer (1683) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Light to moderate grapefruit the also carries some myrcene character; malts bring some light chocolate and nutty notes. Appearance: Dark, murky brown with a sudsy tan head. Flavor: Maintains the moderate hop presence of the aroma along with the nutty chocolate malts; terminates slightly chocolate sweet with very little bitterness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: Not mind blowing; but very nice execution of the idea.
Damico (2807) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear dark amber with a big creamy beige head. The aroma brings some light toasted malts and undertones of the citra hops, but a bit too light. The flavor also brings some nutty malt flavors with a light bitter ending.
RobertDale (4115) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Joe! Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of citrus, florals, malt, and chocolate. Taste is citrus, caramel, roast, florals, and chocolate. Interesting and delicious Brown Ale.
TattooJack (248) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a deuce deuce bottle into a 1970’s Old Style glass (6oz.) There is truth in advertising here because appearance is muddy with a slight bit of red coming through at the bottom of the glass. Appearance is creamy like root beer sitting in the glass, and is foamy because you can tell the mark of each drink. I like brown ale of all kinds and this was really good because it tasted more like that than IPA. I appreciated the 6.5% without the burn. I thought it was a bit pricey, but was not disappointed with the purchase.