tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared. Not sure if bad bottle or not but with the aroma has some coffee and moderate hops. But I get some sourness in the aroma as well as in the flavor. I get the hops in the flavor and the creaminess as well. But this sourness is a bit to much. Big light brown head that last with some decent lacing. Medium bodied beer. Hoping this was just a bad bottle.
beerbaaron (1609) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear Brownish amber. Medium frothy off-white head, lasting with some lace. Malty, bready, caramel, nutty, rusty. Medium to light body, sweet, light citrus, nutty, little dry. Sorta tangy I guess.
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is definitly diferent... not like any other thing iíve had brown or ale... Arome is astounding. Appearance is astounding... that is the end of the good. Taste is like a household cleaner. Palate is like a household cleaner. Overall... a nice smelly householdcleaner with a head.
Reading other reviews... was mine a bad batch sour? I dont know.. but gag.
strongpieman (1583) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Vey good brown. Rich and medium to full body. Lots of flavor malt and hops. Strong recommend for style.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler picked up at a whole food in Virginia. Aroma is pleasently malty with some light hop notes. Lots of good malt character. Flavor follows through with the promise. Malty but not overly sweet. Great hop balance. Really impressive brown ale.
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head which depleted rapidly and a little lacing. AROMA: The nose is rich malt and perhaps a hint of dark fruit and brown sugar. TASTE: This a hardy brown ale. The initial taste is roasted malt followed by a blast of hops. This is not an over-the-top hop but a nice complement to the malts. There is in fact a hint of floral in the aftertaste. MOUTHFEEL: The mouthfeel is medium to medium-full. OVERALL: This was a really nice brown ale with a standout taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle thanks to cavie.
The beer pours dark brown with a soapy beige head. Earthy hop, chocolate, and slightly nutty aromas. Flavor is very malty with a slight bitterness in the finish.
Lunkie (1543) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop fruit chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour excellent head & lacing. Malt fruit chocolate malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
bluejacket74 (1514) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled 7/11. Served in a mug, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. It smells like toasted malt, brown sugar, toffee, nuts and some citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like nuts, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, and some floral and citrusy hops. Thereís a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with there being a moderate amount of carbonation. I think itís a decent enough brew, a buddy of mine picked this up for me on a not so recent trip out of town so it was nice to try it. Hopefully next time Iíll have a fresher bottle.
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a mug. Bottled March 2011. Big thanks to Hojaminbag for this.
4.5 A: Clear (I think) dark brown color. Initially three fingers of creamy beige head. The first two fingers falls at an average pace, while the last finger sticks around for a long time. Good amount of irregular lacing as well.
4.0 S: Quite interesting. This is the second brew Iíve ever had that reminded me of unfermented wort (the other was Brooklyn Local 1), though obviously not as sweet. Specifically, it smells like a well hopped wort. Beyond that initial impression, Iím picking up a solid amount of nuts and toffee with caramel underneath. Pithy toastiness, if that makes sense. Raw, resiny hops. I think the wort smell works pretty well with the style.
2.5 T: Unfortunately, the wort element is also in the taste and it doesnít work too well. My other gripe is that itís a bit too bitter for my tastes. The positive is that the nuttiness returns in a big way with toffee and caramel playing second fiddle. A good amount of toastiness with earthy hop flavor.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. Bitter aftertaste.
3.0 D: Definitely a big of a strange brew. Not necessarily bad, but Iíd really have to be in the mood for that worty taste for me to want to drink that. I usually get my fill of that, however, from sampling homebrew at various stages in the process.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-05-2011 22:30:21