Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured a clear amber/brown color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, citrus, pine, and a mild nuttiness. Taste if roasted malt, cocoa powder, caramel, citrus, and earthy hops.
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, medium brown pour, medium body, nutty, piney hops. decent flavor & mouthfeel.Like smutty’s durty better
UncleKorm (886) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ a medium creamy head and sticky lacing. Mild hop aroma. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grass, toast, and lime. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and average carbonation.
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baraciisch (2005) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber brown in color... Aroma of citrus hops, brown malts... Hop aroma fairly prevalent... Flavor is really nice, light and crisp body with citrus hops highlighted as the malts are fairly mild, mouthfeel is creamy from the nitro I had it on... Finish is perfect, just a hint of bitterness... Great beer
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acearl (394) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From memory, brown pour, somewhat sweet, hoppy robust brown ale, medium body, some pine and nuts, unique idea
Danyel (1072) - Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with red/ orange hues, off white head. Smells very malty and caramel. Has a very nice sweet maltiness to it, lots of caramel, sweet backbone with a nice hop profile up-front. Really enjoyable.
kaser (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carmel and toasty aroma. Taste is rich and cocoa flavor but unusually hoppy for a brown ale. Good beer. Had this on draft at boulder beer in Denver airport.
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A deep reddish brown hued body poured out of the bottle. Topped with a sticky long lasting yellowish khaki head. A sweet caramel candy smell is dominant with bits of citrus and pine resin. There is also some biscuit dough. This tastes like burnt biscuits topped off with pine resin. The finish is like licking an ashtray. Way too over the top with the piney hops that have little to balance.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the "taphouse" at dia. Hoppy and piney at first, some nutty malt character but more like an ipa than a brown ale. Not bad, but not a lot going on.
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask at GBBF 2013, Session 1 - London. Pours clear, golden-brown with a light, white film for a head. The nose has toasty bread and light citrus. Medium sweet flavour with simple bread, faint tang and dried orange. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more bread, faint bitter earth. OK.