jkwalking05 (4333) - 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 (4532) - 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 (4171) - 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 (7905) - 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).
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown beer, good head. Aroma is deeply roasted malt - chocolate. Taste is more smooth malt with some pine hops behind that, which blends into plenty of bitterness. A better brown ale than mostl.
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
hazy brown with a thick foamy beige head. full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: citrusy american hops, metallic minerality, and water-induced harsh flavor characteristics.
taste: hop bitterness and astringent leafiness, metallic minerality, and caramel malt.
wlajwl (4801) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is hops and earthy malts. The flavor is mixture of decently bitter hop bite and a caramel malt backbone. A pretty good brown ale, decently balanced.
mmmbeer (1335) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle served in snifter- served an almost transparent very darkened brown with hints of ruby shading, solid foamy off tan head formed, laced- soft, yet firm, like booty. Thick aroma of raisons, plums, dark caramel, slightly roasted malt, with hops trying to make itself know amongst the crowd. Hits the mouth with wide and lucious body, malt was slightly sweetened but seems to be cut with chocolate, middle holds up fine, finish winks at you wanting to you try more. I donít see whatís so offensive about the label- perhaps itís for the snots that donít know how to use their equipment- 2 minute miracle men and "layers" combined. Being in several interracial relationships during the course of my life, one was one of the best lovers I ever had. Almost 10 years after those times, I still get a smile about some of the stuff we did... DAMN itís hot in here... thanks for the memories, and damn good beer!!!
thirstybob (36) - Isle Of Wight, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz from HEB. Deep coffee brown, firm creamy head. good mouthfeel, nice fruity fragrant hoppiness over a creamy coffee body. Very good indeed.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured. comes out a lovely deep brown with a massive creamy tan head. aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate and hops. full bodied with a creamy texture. roasty up front with a nice touch of hopís on the finish. very well balanced flavor. different than most and pretty damn good!