HonkeyBra (3108) - 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 (1262) - 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 (4475) - 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 (1007) - 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.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- nice looking beer- dark brownish red- a slight smoky bacon aroma, but mostly sweet and pleasant- The taste is mostly bitter with a definite metallic thing going on at first- the beer mellows into a hoppy, roasted, decent beer, but the bitterness is tough to get by- Not bad, but I was not blown away.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured a transparent dark amber brown with a off-white caramel colored head. The aroma was sweet and hoppy. It tasted quite hoppy, but didn’t have that much else going on with it. For an anniversary beer it seemed kind of ho-hum.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate resiny nose with hints of maple and molasses. Deep brown with amber notes, frothy tan medium head. Chocolate dusted sugar white toast sweetness, solid citrusy bitter balance. Solid carbonation, medium body, slightly roasty hoppy finish. Very nicely done, a great marriage of the different flavors.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle from Andersons in Toledo, OH. This poured a clear brown with a tan head. The aroma was hoppy, as well as the flavor. I wasn’t impressed, or disappointed with this, but I would get it again, if I could find it! Cheers!