hotstuff (3946) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-24-2010. This draft beer pours a small tan head with a lengthy retention, opaque body and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, nutty, and roasty. The taste is lightly bitter, caramel malt and roasty. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice malt backbone in the aroma and flavor It is easy to drink, worth trying if one likes this beer style and a beer I would drink again.
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a foamy tan head. Big toasted malt aroma with nuts and toffee. The malt and nuts are very pronounced in the flavor Hints sourdough are balanced out by caramel, molasses and a somewhat earthy finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Pretty solid representation of the style.
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pecan and maple syrup nose. Hazy brown, thin head. Pecan and hazelnut flavor. Medium body. Rich, nutty, a bit sweet but not cloying.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a murky brown color with a small foamy beige head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was faintly sweet and malty with touches of caramel, fruity hops and almost cheese. The flavor was malty and toasty with a hint of bacon, a bit of bread and Parmesan and a bit of vague dark fruits underneath. Medium length toasty and bready finish with a bit of dark fruit lingering. Medium body. Ok.
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle to pint. Nutty and malty. Dry with medium palate. Decent brown ale.
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Biercab. Brown colour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, caramel aroma. Chocolate, roasted taste with some bitterness. Medium body.
BlowOffTube (392) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brown. Pours murky brown thin tan head. Aroma lacking but a little roasty and burnt grains. Taste is chocolate, ash, and caramel. A little bitter in the end. Light to medium body light to medium carbonation.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/19/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, molasses, brown bread, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, light raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light chocolate, and light raisin on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brown ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
frpilz (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unbalanced, overly malty, syrupy, tar. Not enough bittering or complexity. Looked great and nice aroma, just not satisfying to me.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Big brown pour. Chocolate throughout. Some roast to the taste. A solid rich brown ale.