cthomas2390 (224) - Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper with very little head. Really nice grassy grapefruit aroma. Some malty sweetness is balanced by the hops in the middle but a soft roasted quality exists in the finish. Just enough resin lays on the tongue at the end.
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown lightly transparent appearance with a big white head. Light malted scents. IT has a thin body a malted mellow balance that fades quick. This was on nitro tap so it added a nice creaminess to the texture.
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet brown ale. Meh.
How: Nitro-tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear copped body by a medium beige head.
In long: The very discreet nose only offers mild toasted cereals notes with distant nuttiness. In mouth the beer offers a standard mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste has a solid malt backbone, strong toastiness, peanut shells, baguette crust, caramel. Shy leafy hops. This beer is described as a hoppy brown ale but to me this was pretty much the opposite, this is a brown ale on the sweet side of the style. This was pretty much the exact opposite of what I was hoping it would be, like when I thought my wife wrote me a long love letter and after reading the first paragraph I googled the meaning of “irreconcilable differences” and realized it really wasn’t a long love letter.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a brown color with an off white head. Aroma is toasted malts and nuts. Taste is nice hops mixed with nutty roasted malts.
joshwoodward (567) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a taste of this on tap from Alexandrias in Findlay on nitro. Tasty, if a little lightweight from the nitro.
steelhead3686 (249) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, dark brown with a medium mocha head. It has a mostly roast aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste is medium on both bitter and sweet. It has a medium to full body with a light, thin texture. This is a very enjoyable beer and it wouldn’t mind grabbing one should I find it available at a bar.
Cybercat (3436) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear cinnamon brown with a thick and rather persistent fluffy wheat head. Malty aroma has hints of cloves and caramel and a snip of yeast. Malty flavor has firm notes of hay, cloves, caramel and resin, plus nutty and earthy hints. Texture is smooth and a little thin but fairly fizzy, leaving a rather hoppy finish. May this give you pleasant flashbacks.
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft at the Khyber. Dark orange brown with a huge off-white head. Nice lacing. Spicy brown ale. Chai tea. Big Cascade hop flavors. Tobacco. Dry leaves. Medium-full body.
umich03jm (2116) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Chicago. Pours a medium brown color with a thick creamy that fades very slowly. Looks like a nitro beer but I was told it’s not. Aroma is creamy with some light caramel malt and floral hops. Taste is very creamy, I can’t believe this is not a nitro beer. Very light roast, light caramel and light flowers. The creaminess kinda take over this beer. Thick body too.
jkwood04 (4119) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a lager glass. Pours light brown with a lacy, off white head. Aroma of light caramel malts with a nice floral and lightly citrus hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good beer for the style with a nice, hoppy finish.