19Ei8hty (1171) - 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 (3303) - 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 (3210) - 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 (4007) - 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 (5541) - 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.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of malt, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and hops. Has a very inviting aroma. Taste starts off with a decent amount of chocolate and some dark fruit. Has a big presence of grassy hops. Backbone is of toasted caramel malt. Lingering taste of hops and slight citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Very well-balanced and tasty.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles from Jubilation. This is a fine, fine beer. Nose is darkish coffee; color is an anemic amber which is the clear weak spot. Flavor is by turns caramel, Cascade hops, apple, fruit skin, toasted malt, coffee. A great brown with a great bite and a very smooth, sweet (almost red) finish.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear copper under a sturdy, light tan head that leaves some nice lace. Caramel and toast up front on the nose, followed by some nice pine and spice. Lightly carbonated medium body, and a clean dry palate. Not as sweet as most brown ales, with some roasty and nutty flavors, but a healthy hop bitterness at the finish. This is a nice brown ale, lots of flavor and a zesty finish.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a dirty copper color. Smells nice, hops and nutty malt. tastes similar, the hops are very forward and a nice flavor. Finishes a little odd - the sweet malty taste takes over, and almost a stout-esque coffee flavor in there, too. Decent beer - but not very well balanced, IMO. Like someone whisked together an IPA and a Brown.