hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
surprisingly dark pour... clear orange tinted brown with a small tan head.
immediately i can notice vaporous alcohol in the sniffer... aromas of nuts, chocolate, faint coffee, malt/roasty grains, flowers, molasses and cookie dough.
the flavor shares the same characteristics along with a dry finish and lots of boozy notes. it is actually quite hot in the belly though that doesn’t stop me from drinking more.
it has a nice full body but a strange (not unpleasant) chalky texture. abv% keeps it dry and away from being too sweet... 6/4/6/4/12/3.2
pinion (12) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Dark and then some more dark. Poured with a bit of head but it goes down to almost none. Perhaps it was too cold.
S: Smells like a brown but there are some definite coffee hints in there. It almost smells like a porter. Very good.
T: Wow! Some malt hits you as well as the chocolate tones. Dark chocolate really that mixes nicely with the maltiness. Mmmm. There is a bit of bitterness in there too. But wow, the chocolate flavors out of this are awesome! This is probably the best brown I’ve ever had. I’ll be sad when I can’t buy this one anymore.
M: Creamy, silky, with a bit of bitter almost cola like feel all at the same time. Awesome!
D: this one is a sipper obviously from the high ABV but I could sip on this all night long. I might have to buy a few of these to get me through winter!
Overall: If you can find this buy it. Well worth a try! This is one of the better beers I’ve had lately.
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually really enjoyed this one. Aroma of cookie, brown sugar, and molasses. Creamy off white head with fair lacing. Dark brown amber color. Moderately sweet finish with slightly acetic finish. Medium bodied with an oily texture.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle). Dark brown color. medium tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with light alcohol. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Thin carbonation. Spare lacing.
RSRIZZO (1839) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Color is a near solid amber with good carbonation and a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Taste is rich and sweet. Starting with a medium body it goes down creamy with a rich feel. Finish comes in sweet with a toasted chocolate taste followed by a roasted coffee like bitterness. After taste is a lingering of the flavors ending with a bitter dry feel. I’m imprested, this is one of the best Browns I have had in a while its bold and robust too many I have had lately have been thin and candy sweet.
drjay44 (2335) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a short lived mocha head, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is coffee, sweet caramel....taste initially is sweet toffee, bit of molasses, mild nuttiness drifts in, finishes with alcohol sharpness and hop bitterness, the sweetness is present throughout. This is a pleasant brew, but misses the classic brown style, with a both hop and alcohol being too strongly represented.
thehurt01 (257) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 22 oz bottle. The beer boured a dark brown with a light brown head. The smell is faint hints of roasted malt. A small burst of chocolate and smoothness. Good carbonation.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Draft Magazine PBS Beer Festival. Pours deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. The nose is toasted nuts and caramel. The taste is roasted nuts, caramel malt and light chocolate. Medium bodied. An ok beer.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice brownish gloom with a dissipating head.Nose was sweet and the flavor was roasty but had some unique fruitiness to it.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Dark, hazy, ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head that is gone in a flash. Vinous, fruity aroma presents medium sherry, milk chocolate, blackberries, caramel and black cherries. Medium-bodied and a little oily with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel and chocolate with a hint of tawny port. Lengthy sweet finish. Kudos to DragonStout for sharing this bottle with the crew at redlight redlight!