502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Perfect appearance. Clear copper/amber body with a khaki head that holds and leaves great lace. Arom is of roasted malt with a respectable citrus character to boot. Flavor is doughy malt with nice hops on the finish to balance it all out. Palate is perfect: medium body with just the perfect amount of carbonation for the style and flavor. Overall: just do it.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didn’t care for this beer...I liked the bottle version, but draft left much to be desired....Hop presence all but lost...all in all, it just tasted out of whack.............................................
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Mad Mex in Robinson. Volatile aroma at times. Much more than a brown ale. Strong and rude initially, more like an IPA. Alky is in yer face with barely any carbonation. Looks like pale lager in the glass with a thin creamy head. Long bitter linger after each slug. Way too much personality for this lager lover. Rather rude and crude.
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Magoos. Really nice India Brown Ale, Modest Head, which fades quicly but some nice lacing, deep Amber, faint hops odor, but plenty of Malt and hops. Nice malty soapy finish.
tmoreau (2985) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle to a shaker at Lunar Brewing. Copper brown pour with a light tan, foamy head and clingy, curtain type lacing. The aroma is roasted with a little toasted malt, hint of grain and mash, and a bit of sweet caramel and chocolate. The flavor highlights the chocolate malt and adds a strong hop bitterness. A nice, bitter IBA
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Draught at WBF. Pours a reddish brown with a small orange colored head. Aroma is sweet... fruit, caramel, and a hint of hops. Flavor is also very sweet: chocolate and caramel sweetness gives way to a nice hoppy finish. Good beer.
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is nutty and chocolaty at first but reveals citrus notes, toasted malt, and light cocoa. Taste is stronger chocolate, nutty flavors, citrus fruit, light pine, roasted malt, cocoa, hop resins and light spicy hops. Body is medium-full and rather chewy. There’s some resinous/oiliness to it along with a lasting bitterness. Carbonation is smooth and near creamy. Ends with more hop resins, spicy hop notes, citrus juice and peel, cocoa, chocolate covered nuts, and roasted malt. Different and tasty but I think you go bigger for a 30th Anniversary.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown body wih a decent head. A chocolaty flavor amid a farely hoppy body with a mild roast character and a bitter bitter hop finish. Milk chocolate & hops on the aroma. Very tasty!
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Coles on Buffalo. Pours red brown with a thin head. Light citric hoppy aroma with some sweet malt. The flavor has some floral citric hoppiness, a roasty hint, and a lasting hoppy finish. Pretty good.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from Sam’s, Durham. Pretty nice pour, a deep brown with fairly big carbonation. Nice bready and nutty notes with some yeast and (obviously) lively hops in the nose. Pleasant mouthfeel, if not especially abundant. Taste is caramel malt with a lot of fragrant hops in the finish. Not the best hoppy brown I’ve had but certainly quite enjoyable.