hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper amberish/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roastiness, fruity, and some nuttiness. Tastes of chocolate, roastiness, citrus, and floral hops.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Dark ruby color with small to medium beige head. Aroma is real fruity malt with yeast, a good amount of hop qualities, sweet but not cloyingly so. Flavor is sweet roasted malt, nuttiness, nice bitterness and pine, dirty grapefruit flavor, some banana as well. Medium body and creaminess. Nice. I think a India brown ale is a great name for the style that this would fall into.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Mad Mex. Pours a dark amber color with a good sized tan head. Sweet, malty caramel aroma. Starts hoppy, odd for a brown ale, then the sweet malty body kicks in. Weird mix of sweetness and herbal finish. Not bad.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby-brown color with a large dark beige head. The aroma was fruity hops, sweet, malty, nutty an had a touch of cocoa. The flavor was dry, toasty and bitter with noted fruity and floral hops an a touch of coffee and cocoa. The finish was long, dry, fruity, roasty and hoppy. Well done.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking brown - clear with deep brown hues under the large dense white head. Good toasted bread malt backbone highlighted by toffee and chocolate. Strong spicy hop note heavy on citrus but lacking a pronounced floral character.
Headbanger (3488) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 6/14/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours an amberish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight hops. Taste of the same with the hops coming more prominent throughout the taste. This medium bodied brew is quite tasty and a nice twist on the style. Good brew.
thegreenrooster (3415) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a brown with a small white head. Aroma is a tosty malt with some lemon. Flavor is a heavy dose of caramel malts with some coffee at the end. Hops are not there for this to be a brown hop bomb but they are there in more subtle ways. Its one of those beers that brings out something different at every sip.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BEautiful chestnut brown in color with a nice light tan head and nice carbonation. Slightly medicinal caramel aroma. Rich and malty, very full bodied, with a nice layer of chocolate, caramel and biscuit. The hops are a bit tamer than expected, citrus is present, but never overpowering. Some bitterness at the finish. Props to you, a tremendous beer!
dmac (4480) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from a 6-pack purchased at EZ Liquors. Pours a nice deep reddish/amber with an ample foamy light beige head with some amazing lasting power. Aroma is chocolate, toast, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with average to slightly strong carbonation and a bitter full mouthfeel. Flavor if mostly chocoalate and citrus and although not quite as nice as the aroma not that much of a difference to necessitate a difference in the scores. The big aroma/flavors of chocolate and citrus in this one just weren’t melding and this one is average at best.
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - on tap - Fermentation Lounge. Medium brown pour, nice silky off white head. Sweet aroma with some toffee, chocolate and a hint of fruit. Good malt accented flavor with some chocolate notes, hint of chocolate, toffee and caramel. Thickish, rich mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.