Bulk_Carrier (2889) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It pours a deep brown color. The body is a dark brown with a light cream colored head with some nice thick ringy lacing. The smell is all about the nuts and roasty chocolates with some slight caramels backing that up. A bit of brown sugar comes in with the hops telling you that this is a beer. The taste is superb with a roasty, sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate flavor. The nuttiness powers through into the taste. The palate is about a medium with a great balance between wet and dry around the tongue. It is very smooth and creamy, just like any Brown should be. Overall, this is superior for its style and spectacular to me.
williamstome (1445) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with orange notes. Lightly roasty aroma, flavor of roast and chocolate.
teddybeer (2857) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a light beige head with medium lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of light caramel, hoppy notes and toffee. Flavor is hoppy, caramelish and toasted malts. Light bitterness in the final with medium duration.
Ron (3112) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark amber with a creamy tan head with lace. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee and some dark fruits. Flavor is malty, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, little light citrusly hops. Medium body, average to lively carbonation.
Savage_Night (204) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a reddish hue and a nice khaki/brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: malty, herbal/floral hops, spice, light peppercorn, dark stone fruit, brown sugar, roasty, nuts, slight citrus, coffee, chocolate bitterness, boozy, soy sauce and slight cinnamon. TASTE: malty, spice, hop spice, dark chocolate bitterness, brown sugar, soy sauce, light peppercorn, roasty, nuts, coffee, alcohol, earthy, smoke, slight citrus, spice, cinnamon, dark stone fruit, herbs, caramelized pineapple and molasses. AFTER TASTE: malty, herbal hops, spice , nuts and brown sugar with an oily buttery finish with a slight boozy/spice warmth.
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy browns don’t always work but the balance of this one is nice. Chocolate and molasses are still out front with pine sap and grapefruit building in the finish.
mcberko (10105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a reddish dark brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, a touch of dark fruits, and some oxidation. Flavour is similar, with bready malt, caramel sweetness, and toasted malt. Well-balanced and clean. Not overly intriguing, but it’s solid.
Desverger (4610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen - dark brown pour with beige head. Toasty and roasted malty aroma and taste, medium sweet with some caramel, toffee, light cocoa, nuts, prominent hoppy presence throughout compared to a normal brown, but this works for me.
tekstr1der (181) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too many brewers get the brown+hops thing right. This is pretty decent. Still prefer straight brown as the mix never feels quite right. Pours dark brown with clingy tan foam. Nice heavy malt aroma mixed with some fruitiness. Taste gets a little wonky with some grapefruit bitter on top of the malt backbone. Finish is pretty smooth, though somewhat dry. Not bad.
Austin_Ripper (63) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honestly would probably like this more if it was a straight forward brown, but this has a pretty interesting taste with its flowery bitter bite. Willing to try it again, and recommend other brown ale drinkers.
matthewjk (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yep, yep, I’m digging this hop notched brown. It does have a spruce and herby bite, but it is a welcome punctuation. Quite hop forward for a brown ale, but I do believe it works. Serving size 22oz bottle