hivemind (725) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ RnH. Dark brown pour w red hue. Small to medium off-white head. Aroma is of hops, unroasted nuts like almonds and sweetbread or pumpernickel. I think of a bakery when first walking in. Palate is smooth with light nuttiness and no roast, a big plus in the style for me. Some dried fruit even -- maybe a remnant of the last offering, but I taste it. Easy to drink.
jredmond (5953) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at rattle with Brendan. Pours a deep brown, nearly black. Aroma is floral hops. Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated with notes of nutty malts and floral hops.
hayduke (3561) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This 22 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone. Dark brown pour with a big foam tan head and lots of good lacing rings. Nose of ripe dark fruit on a burnt malt base. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is roasted malts with floral hops. Light bitter and very tasty finish. An excellent brown.
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle; nice dark pour with light tan long lasting head. not much aroma; palate was thin; flavor was a mix of sweet malt and bold hops - took me a few sips to get used to the hops but a good not great brown..
Sammer (1077) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt, burnt brown sugar and leather with a nice hoppiness to it. A very solid brown ale.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich brown color, good head on top. Very hoppy aroma, with some chocolate notes. Overall taste is wonderful, reminds me of lagunitas wtf. Solid hoppy brown ale.
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very murky, but nice deep brown colour. Lasting khaki head. Nice malt elements held together trough out.
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light to moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, moderate pine and herbs for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of toffee, cola, milk and dark dried fruit. Head is large, frothy, light beige with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy mahogany. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery verging on dry with a soft carbonation. A really ice hopped up Brown Ale that meets in the middle of being deep and easy drinking.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The beer pours a clear brown color with a tall tan colored head.
S: Smells strongly of burnt rubber. There’s definitely some citrus character to it, so it seems at least a little bit hoppy. Maybe a bit of burnt bread. Just a really off, harsh aroma, though.
T: Doesn’t taste very good either. Quite a bit of rubber on the flavor as well. Some toasted malt and charred malt. A little bit of booze. Maybe some earthy hop notes.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: I hope that this beer isn’t supposed to taste like this because it was just awful.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5245) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 22oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was light dryish tobacco, wood and a touch of rum. The flavor was dry, woody and roasty with notes of tobacco, smoke, hickory, faint fruity hops and a touch of butterscotch underneath. The finish was medium length dry wood, tobacco and roasty malts. Medium body. Ok.