thegreenrooster (4003) - 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 (5599) - 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 (7335) - 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 (965) - 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 (1072) - 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 (468) - 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.
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a translucent copper with a one finger cream light tan head. The nose manages to deliver some of the forebears of the hop presence, citrusy notes, some grapefruit rind, Simcoe influence, nice sweet caramel malt balance. The flavor is very well balanced. Nice upfront hop character, citrusy and resinous, tastes like Simcoe, some peanut shell flavor (centennial?), good malt balance, sweet caramel. Palate shows a nice bitter presence. Tasty.
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keg Liquor.
Poured a clear brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid balanced toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good complex brew.