Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours brown with a white head. Smells of raisins, caramel, some vegetal hints. Tastes of sweet malt, raisins, some spice, hints of pepper. Full bodied and very enjoyable.
TaktikMTL (6311) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité légèrement sûrette. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #1935)
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My Bottom Line:
This frail Brown Ale’s earthy and caramel sweetness is quickly spun into citrusy, lactic tartness, veering away from any semblance of a sessionable malty brew. This bottled batch is highly problematic.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the coppery brown.
-That earthiness in the nose is redolent of forest mushrooms.
-The finish is vacuous; neither the malts or the infection stay very long.
-The body is on the anemic side of things, but that might be caused by whatever’s awry with this batch.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Pours clear reddish brown with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar and dust. Lightly sweet chocolate and roasted nut flavor with a sour finish. Looks like BitterRoot might have an infection problem on it’s hands with this one.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains some nutmeg, toffee, and chocolate. The flavor is slightly sour with some caramel and a nutty chocolate flavor. Overall browns can be boring, this is definitley in that category.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma with a light lactic tartness keeping it dry,
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, a touch of caramel sweetness tries to emerge but the lactic tartness holds it back, light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 5/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, stringy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty malts and a touch of infected tartness. Starts fizzy and effervescent with some vinegar notes and lightly milk chocolatey notes before a drier finish. This seems to be in the early stages of infection, but is still tolerable now.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, nutty, toasty, and caramel. Flavor is thin some malts, nutty, toast, and a light earthy finish.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from kyzr. Pours dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma is of sweet roasted malt and nuts. A tad bit of sweetness as well. Flavor is more or less the same. Sweet lightly roasted malts followed by some nuts. A light dry finish. Rather thin, but it did taste good.
alexsdad06 (6622) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 22 oz. bottle shared by decaturstevo at the Cincy gathering. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma is sweet malts, nuts and brown sugar. The flavor has the same sweet malt, light nuts, and a hint of fruit. Definetly thin and watery. Thanks Steve for sharing.