deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark bread with backing roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor starts with sweet chocolate and dark bread but has a bit of a pine hop finish.
kidmartinek (3856) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark. Holds a nice white head. Malty aroma but still agreeable. Not too sweet, and some nice hop aroma is still present. Taste is malty, coffee, balanced, and a little metallic but pretty good overall. Good bite. The finish is a little watery but still has a lot of flavor.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, thick and lively amber with a chunky beige head. Aroma is autumn-harvested hops with light chunks of earth on them. Flavor is a thin ribbon of coffee in a glass of roasted malt and nuts with swirls of hops. Autumn-esque in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Not usually a fan of brown ales but this one ain’t bad.
oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with dark copper highlights. Smells of hops at the beginning with a slight hint of spices at the end. Taste is piney hops with a nice malfunctioning finish. The hops give it a clean, dry mouthfeel. Some brown ales overdo the malt and it becomes too sweet. Pretty good.
SudsMcDuff (6945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From SkjoldBurne, Aarhus, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of nuts and malt. Flavor with caramel and spices.
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is fresh, woody hops, and floral. Taste is of bread, spicy hops, spices.
travita (4435) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wet hop veggie smell coming at ya, citrus, slightly dirty, pine, more hops, with some malts coming through at the end. The look is brown in color, beige colored head, and brownish. The taste is crisp, hops, citrus, some alcohol, and malts.
Cybercat (4087) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody aroma has hints of caramel and pear. It pours a dark chocolaty brown that lets daylight in only at the very edges. The sample I got fizzed like crazy, so be careful! Light tan head is quite thick, fine-bubbled, and persistent. Crisp flavor has caramel, malty and woody notes plus hints of fruit and yeast. Firm-bodied texture has a lively fizz that leaves a satisfying and tasty finish.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (bottled 8/11 and consumed early to mid 11/11). Pours with a muddy brown body with an off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas are grassy, vegital, brown sugar, huge apple esters, roast, oats/cereal grain, some fruit hop notes. Messy. Flavors are roasty, bitter, light fruit, coffee, acrid, bready and chalky. Medium to lively bubbles, thin and astringent. Not good (hopefully just this bottling run).