hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet furnishes black tea, cocoa, dark fruits and toasted malts. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Sweet black-tea flavor. Finishes crisp with a light kiss of honeysuckle.
jnkor (291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is an almost floral an maybe a bit smoky. Color is a red so dark it appears black with a small oily looking head. Taste is toasted and sweet, with a caramelly element. Palate is a little watery.
jjuf1853 (1157) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Land O Lakes WOB. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a very thin white head. Virtually no lacing to be found. Aroma of semi sweet malt. Flavor is somewhat earthy with a decent hop bite in the finish.
sloshgator (172) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color, head dissipates quickly. Very nice brown ale. Good hop aroma. Not a bad brown ale.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the FBG Beerfest, poured a cloudy copper color with aromas of butterscotch, roasted malt, and a touch of dark fruits. Taste is dark fruit esters mainly with some sweet malt and molasses to go with it. Not the best beer here today, but decent none the less.
beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewer. Light brown pour with an off white head. Scent is sweet malts. Taste is earthy.
unclemattie (3709) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CBBC. Muddy color. Aroma of hops and sweet nutty malts. Flavor has a dark fruit character, nice nutty malt flavor, and sharp hop bitterness. Very drinkable, nice hop bite.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBBC, aroma of sweet malt, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. Smooth, malty, vienna like beer poured a cloudy brown with minimal head. Finish is clean with a touch of noble hops on the way down. Very good beer.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ FBGBF ’010. Pours murky amber with copper hues and thin tan head. The aroma is kind of dark sweet and fruitiness, a touch of butterscotch and slight malt roastiness. The taste has lots of dark fruity esters that seem way out of place in a brown. I also get a mild level of sweet maltiness to go along with some nutty sweetness. It is no where near a brown but the flavors are interesting.
sebletitje (5416) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ FBGBF ’10.
pours dark amber, tan head.
aroma, sweet sugary, light roast and fruity.
flavors, dark fruits, roasted barley and malts, dark brown sugar with a nice fruity sweet finish.