Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had at taproom with Andy Brendan and James. Not a very good beer. Brownish pour with decent head. Nothing special about the taste. Mediocre malts.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A copper brown ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nutty cinnamon malt with berry notes. In mouth, a smooth berry notes, a bit of strawberry notes, so-so. On tap at Humpyís, Oct. 9 2011.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bomber courtesy of RiversideAK, sampled 4/1/10). Brown color with amber hue. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Aroma of moderate malt sweetness and light hops. Moderate sweet caramel flavor, with moderate hoppiness. Avg duration. Very light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
Slipstream (1861) - USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 On draft at Colicchio & Sons, where I overpaid for a pint of this ordinary brown ale. Very malty, and my taste buds had a hard time detecting the large additions of Mount Hood hops (altho there was a touch of something that tasted like spearmint). Pretty flat too. To me it tasted mostly like two day old iced coffee with extra sugar added, and a little cola too. This stuff didnít click with me.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rhinoceros, Missoula. Pours mahogany with a rich beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a sweet finish.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. This is nice. Smooth first, then sweet and a bit chewy. Pretty decent brew, but just a bit on the sweet side.
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is very dark blackish brown from draught. Mild coffee aromatics. Thin mouthfeel with some malts.
brenn79 (1326) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear dark brown with a soapy light tan head, aroma is caramel malt and a little sweet. The flavor is nutty and creamy, very sessionable. The body is a little thin, carbonation is medium, finish is abrupt. Not the best brown ale out there, but itíll do.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - APR 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bleh. Nose is fowl, malty yuck. Dark dirty brown in color. Malty and sweet. Not my thing.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Pours an appropriate brown color with a finger of khaki colored head.
S: There is a fair amount of nuttiness to the nose along with a bit of roasted malt. A mild chocolate malt aroma to it as well. A touch of toffee and dark fruits, and maybe some earthy hops.
T: Surprisingly fruity, lots of raisins and dark cherries. A very, very earthy flavor; to the point that it tastes like dirt. Decent roasted character and a bit of sweetness and nut flavor. Quite bitter, as well.
M: The body is fairly light with a moderate to high carbonation.
D: Not all that good. Way too earthy and bitter and just not very interesting.