Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle approx 4 months old. Subdued hop character so more dominated by malt - sweet, raisin, chocolate. Well balanced, mild bitterness. Overall a complex and enjoyable brown ale, would like to try a fresher bottle to compare.
wombat23 (329) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Dark brown and clear with a light tan head. Nose is sweet roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Similar flavor, with brown sugar sweetness, a hint of scotch, and mild hop bitterness. Much more personality than the average brown.
darbeer75 (259) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: malty, hoppy and sweet; very nice; Appearance: dark reddish amber with fluffy head that dissipates quickly; a little lacing; Taste: very malty and smooth; coffee and caramel undertones; only negative is a slight sourness that isn’t entirely pleasant; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: great beer; would definitely buy again.
hockey9930 (237) - - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin tan head. Sweet malt aroma of caramel and brown sugar with light apricot and hops. Sugary malts up front and floral hops in the finish. Interesting combo of sweet brown ale and a pale ale.
rentonj7 (146) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherry cola color with minimal head. Huge aroma of toffee, coffee, toasted malts, raisins, nuts, and caramel. Flavor follows aroma with spurts of piney hops and bittering. Mild carbonation and smooth mouthfeel.
tightslice (744) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is raisins, heavy bread, chocolate, burnt sugar. Taste is bitter up front with slight sweetness on the finish. Extremely balanced! Unique concoction and very drinkable.
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a half finger of head on a clear brown body.
The aroma is toast (almost burnt), wood, brown sugar, caramel and raisins.
The taste roasted malt, then some pine bitterness, big dose of caramel sweet and a bite of grapefruit to finish.
The texture is crisper.
It’s pretty good.
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Kihoskh. Pours hazy brown with a small frothy beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving lots of spotty sticky trace on the glass. Smell is malty, grassy and tiny fruity with dark bread, caramel, chocolate fudge, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, moist soil and lemon zest. Taste is sweet. bitter, malty, grassy, earthy and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with dark bread, caramel, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, cocoa powder, moist soil, lemon zest and hints of cardboard. Solid hoppy brown if a bit old with faded hops. Solid but had higher hopes.
jmanceras (2) - MEXICO - DEC 16, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Una gran combinación entre IPA y Brown Ale. Notas a nuez y caramelo en nariz, tiene un amargor moderado, hace sentir el lúpulo sin incomodar. Gran cerveza, peligrosamente bebible.
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love the smell of coffee and hate the taste of it. This beer is a pint of cold coffee in smell and in taste, and because it’s so strong on the coffee notes, it’s not palatable to someone like me. I can appreciate the craft here, but I can’t drink this beer.