Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is red/brown with a finger-wide white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of pine needles, crystal malts, some citrus. Flavor is absolutely on the IPA side with almost no malts coming through. Very little roast, chocolate, coffee, etc but it is present. Finish is dominated by hops with a background taste of earth and coffee.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from Map Room in Chicago. Very hoppy for a brown ale, with a pleasant honey/toffee and roast complexity. Slightly floral on the nose, with lively C02 and crisp finish.
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at map room. Pours light brown with lots of bubbles and cabony head. Light chocolate hints. Kinda watery.sweet flavor. Pretty good but nothing i would seek.
jmohno (1196) - Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark deep rubied red hued beer.Mild head,light lace.
Pretty nutty toasty buisciuty aroma. with chocolate and light roast.Im thinking I should be smelling hops and not this,no idea of the bottle date on this.It appears to have some mild hop background aroma.
Taste is slick sweetish,malty,hops are there and hard to distinguish with a strong brown ale maltyness to it. Pretty good tasting beer. I like the finish alot smooth but mildly dry with a quick tapering bitter clean finish. Pretty good stuff.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, chocolaty brown, with generous foamy head. Aromas of hops, coffee, bread, etc. Flavors of cocoa, hops, nuts. Sweet & bitter.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cola-like brown wtih a thin light tan head, the aroma smells delicious with piney and citrus aromas up front followed by some coffee and malt, The taste honestly was a let down for me, the aromas promised so much but the taste is lacking the hops and the malt is pretty subtle. This is basically a good brown ale with a bitter finish.
csaso (1586) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - small foamy head, very dark amber/brown color, nice citrus hop aroma and flavor, with a strong nutty roasted malt backbone, very nice balance
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to my Summer Secret Santa for the hookup! Ruddy copper brown pour, with nice carbonation throughout. Nose is soft and lush, with equal parts sweet malts, semi-sticky molasses, and bright hops. Smooth mouthfeel, just a bit prickly on the palate. Flavors are fairly understated and it’s a nice, well-hopped brown.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light roast malt, firm herbal bitterness (almost like dandelion), black tea, tobacco leaf, a slightly floral impression, with dried citrus peel. Simple and straightforward with moderate hop bitterness. The resiny dry aftertaste sticks with you long after each quaff. Body is lighter with medium carbonation, not filling at all and overall pretty easy drinking.
ben4321 (4465) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/27/12
Aroma: The aroma is chocolate malts, earth, caramel, and some citrus hop notes
Appearance: It pours a dark caramel-brown color with a creamy, medium beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: It is malty up-front, but not particularly sweet, with a strong chocolate/caramel presence. The earthy hop component takes over at the mid-point, and the bitterness carries through the middle/end palates.
Palate: The body is fairly creamy, and a touch watery, it is light-medium, and has a mildly dry finish
This is a solid beer for sure. I liked this one better then the first thing I tried from Big Muddy. It is again interesting that their beers have so few rating and have started to show up in NJ. This one was certainly good enough that I’ll try more of their stuff in the future.