DoNTOMatote (13) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer, hops come through well, I get flavors of coffee and chocolate. medium light body, well done.
ibrubeer (12) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, dark brown color. Slight hop aroma, but a nice malty flavor. Molasses, raisiny, maybe some darker sugar.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptionally delicious. Probably the best Brown Ale I have ever had, and Iíve had a few.
Dr_Fellini (161) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma is full of roasted malts and nutty characteristics. Flavor is about the same, with lots of toasted malts and light nutty sweetness. Medium in body with a lingering nutty toastiness. Phenomenal brown!
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Looks good, appearance is ok and nice flavours. Good balance and mouthfeel.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark crimson with a two finger beige head. Strong coffee notes on the nose, with molasses, resinous hops, and a faint smell of caramel. The taste also reflects the coffee notes, light cocoa, and molasses up front, with a nice whack of roasted malt in the middle with a plentiful dose of resinous hops, and light citrus notes. Fantastic stuff.
dlihcsnatas (199) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark brew with no head. Smells of roasted malts, alcohol, and freshly dug dirt. Taste is kinda smokey, coffee, earth, bitter, dry, herbal. Too much going on with this to be really enjoyable. Itís like a brown ale gone wrong. That is why I normally donít waste my money on the overpriced Dogfish but this was a sampler that had been marked down so figured why not. Well now I remember why not to buy Dogfish odd mixes..
dpgbeer (3) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and hoppy. Boring.
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ClassyBeagle (300) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES; July 1, í12
Poured into a snazzy DFH pint.
A: Not much of a hop profile on the nose, but an interesting combination of dark malts and dark fruits. Some coffee notes with a Lilliputian bitter cocoa note.
A: Pours a crisp dark brown with a tan head that fades into some nice lacing.
T: This beer is very complex. There are chocolate notes, but it is not a sweet beer. Itís a bitter beer, but not over-whelming due to the progression of the hop profile. The finish is a malty/creamy finish.
P: Very creamy with just a bit of hops for this smooth, medium bodied beer.
O: A fantastic brown, itsí complexity keeps the palette guessing while maintaining a nice balance throughout. No one taste dominates another too harshly but tumbles in some sort of complementary way that makes this a beer worth having.
Jamesthebrit (133) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Strong malt note followed by a hop note.
A: looks good. pour is a little thin. Head is creamy light tan. In the glass it looks thin dark brown.
T: Hits with some medium hop flavor which builds into the middle. Finish is malty with a hint of chocolate. Very nice. Flavors clash a little in the front but develop well. Unique. A little thin.
P: A little clash of flavors at the start. Body is light and thin. Finish is good.
Overall this is a solid beer and it is decently unique. Fun play between hops and malt. Drinks almost like a pale ale but has a chocolate finish.