TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
translucent brown color. with a bubbling head that fizzed out. aroma is brown sugar and rum raisin with some pine resin. Taste is a light chocolate and finishes some floral hop. great sharp carbonation.
abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent brew, but doesnít quite "do it" for me. Pours brownish red with a nice eggshell colored head. Aroma is nutty and roasty. Taste is full of nutty and toffee notes with a bit of coffee. Finish is very sticky bitters.
dagimp (651) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a very deep brown, bordering on black. A couple inches of brownish white head but little lacing. Aroma is dark and malty. Plenty of chalk, dark malt and cocoa. Mouthfeel is dead on. Not heavy like a stout, but more porter-like and dry. Carbonation is perfect. Taste is chalky with with plenty of dark flavors such as chocolate, chalk, some berry, cocoa, red wine and a wee bit of grassy hops. Overall, a very good beer. Didnít wow me but very well constructed.
paultheguru (650) - 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.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust malt notes. Deep brown with no head. Balanced between an earthy hop bitterness balanced by malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a complex bittersweet finish.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I want to like this beer, but it never quite comes together, despite the sum of its parts. The texture is largely to blame, since the beer never quite feels as big or hearty as you want, not letting the massive amounts of malts and hops settle. The bitterness is there, but thereís an unfortunate home brew quality that shows through on the finish. Nice label though.
skmikeg (615) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a amber brown with a two finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, nuts, caramel, sweet malts, pine, and some grassy hops. Taste is toasted malts, nutty malts, pine, grassy hops, sweet malts, caramel, citrus, light booze, and some toffee notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, robust brown ale.
beerbastard (607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this. Interesting label, too. Earthy like hop nose with dark surgars.
Toasted nut like flavors. Also has mild burnt cocoa taste going, with a tasty hop flavor balance. Dry roasted finish. A Brown beer with good flavors.
Johnsense (600) - - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with Sammy and friends. Pours brown with a massive head that laced the glass. Some chestnut, coffee and toasted brown sugar in the aroma. Taste of assorted nuts, brown sugar, caramel toffee, some hops, bitter coffee with cream - quite tasty. Bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable. Not quite what I would expect for the style.
jw0406 (598) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber pours a brown color with an off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, nuts, with pine in the background. Medium bodied, well balanced, very nice