Ernest (6151) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brownish-amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, nuts), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of toffee and orange peel.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Other than the overdone raw hop aroma, the remainder of the nose is pleasant enough. Fairly bitter, maybe a bit overly so. Nice appearance. Overall a decent beer that hopheads will enjoy.
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nicely hoppy brown ale. fragrant of hops and grapefruit with the accompanying lightly sweet taste infusion. a brown ale that is not too thick of body it is refreshing a bit tart and tangy but still presents itself with some classic mellow tones of flavor and body, in a word... earthy.quite a nice bitter tang in the finish and matched in a good abv. nice. tap at the market ale house Pittsburgh pa.
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear tawny color with a puffy off-white head. Aroma is a very complex balance of bitter and citrus hops mixed with some caramel malts and nuts. Flavor is chocolate at the start that gives way to the bitter and flowery hops, then moves to a smooth and lightly roasted finish with hints of caramel. Aftertaste has some dry and bitter hops. Very interesting.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is an almost purple amber with good carbonation and a soft off white head. Aroma is malty with a nice roasted scent. Taste is roasted and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down rich and creamy. Finish jumps out with a sweet roasted malt taste that lends to an apple and pineapple flavor, a little hop flavor with a touch of citrus and then ends with a stout bitterness. In the after taste the fruit stands out with a touch of alcohol. Overall its a very good brew.
HonkeyBra (3263) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, cola pour with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of dark roasty malts, molasses, some chocolate, maybe a touch of coffee. Bitter, burnt sugar flavor with some coffee and caramel, roast and a spash of leafy hops. Medium mouth feel, good carbonation, finishes with citrus hops and waxy chocolate. Good for Boulder, but not that great.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown and clear with a nice sized head. Odd combo of citrusy hops and roasted malts in the aroma. Bitter and hoppy with loads of caramel and chocolate at the finish.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
High marks across the board, Boulder created a beer to satisfy those such as myself who love fresh citrus hops and dark roasty malts. Ruby copper color with a large, settling foamy head and thick lacing. Mmmmm hops and coffee aromas intertwined. You really get a shot of fresh Cascades and roasted, nutty goodness. Medium bodied, juicy bitterness and a dry satisfying finish. Flavors of evergreen, rolls, flowers, mild coffee, citrus fruits, wheat bread and nuts. Lots of good stuff hitting the palate at the same time.
beernbourbon (1285) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is clear dark brown with thin white head. Aroma is caramel malt, molasses, pine hops, grahan crackers, and grapefruit. Flavor is rich: caramel malt, pine hop, butterscotch, and a hint of coffee. Finish is cofee and caramel. Could only drink one or two of these at a time, but nice.
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Johnny’s Sidebar. Was surprised to see this was a brown. Very light in color and taste. Quite malty with grain. A simple and an easy beer to drink. That ABV can sneak up with this beer.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brown ale...and INDIA brown ale. Hmm...should be interesting! Take the word "brown" and put "India" before it, and what do you expect? A hoppy as hell brown ale...that’s what! Well, here it is. Looks like a brown. Smells like a brown. Tastes like...an American strong? An odd combo, to be sure. The sweet nuttiness of a brown’s aroma, but the flavor is more Arrogant Bastard than brown ale.