JuliusCaesar (141) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disappointed in this beer. Very sweet without much bitterness to balance it out. At the point of being cloying
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark, deep brown color with a small, tan head. The lacingís pretty good at the beginning.
Smell: Smells like youíd expect it to after itís been in a bottle for so long. Mild malt notes, but a sour, vinegar-like trunk smell is there as well. Not an overpowering smell... quite muted. I would certainly expect a fresh batch to smell a lot more pleasant.
Taste/feel: Tastes about as good as a 17 month old beer should be able to. Itís drinkable, has a very nice and deep malty/coffee aftertaste. The hops seem to be almost completely gone in the taste and aroma, and it just drinks like a heavy brown ale ... almost like a porter or a stout with the super rich aftertaste. The feelís pretty decent. Low carbonation and somewhat creamy. Not bad.
Overall, hard to accurately score this one due to the sheer age of this beer. Regardless of its age, it tastes better than a lot of beers do fresh. Iíd definitely try this again either on tap or out of a fresher bottle.
Mrthekidd (43) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the middle on this one.
Looks great with a very thick head.
A slightly dusty bitter finish.
Very good not great
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kevinsenn (552) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of various fruits, caramel, spice, and some licorice. Taste is sweet and spicy up front, with caramel and a little chocolate. Hoppy bitterness only creeps up after a while. Sticky mouthfeel. A nice brown ale, but Iím not getting as much hoppiness as I was expecting.
Garbageman (356) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours a deep brown color and small head. Aroma was sweet bread, brown sugar and coffee. Taste followed with a lot of sweetness. Medium body.
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Mahogany color, small persistent head - . Smells familiar (I think itís the scotch ale), rich aroma. I taste toffee, toasted notes, marshmallows, a little vanilla (so a little sweet), but it has a pretty bitter aftertaste - overall it has a big body with lots of taste. Quality beer.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. I know Iíve had this in the past and it certainly wasnít $11 a sixer. Good thing I only bought one bottle. Dark brown, decent head. Aroma is a sugary brown ale, malts. Flavor was more sugar, decent brown ale and oh yeah it does have a hit of hops behind it. Overall its pretty boring. Iíve heard this described as a brown IPA but nah.
Serving type: bottle
flywatt (20) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting brown ale concept. I was a bit hesitant, but pleasantly surprised. The sweet smell of coffee and caramel mixed with the hopy flavor made for a good beer drinking experience.
jahshuwuh (186) - USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a small amount of off white/tan head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, banana, fig, raisin. Initial taste is a dusty hop with some caramel like sweetness. Gives way to a slightly spicy carbonated briney and finishes with somewhere close to a coffee ground. Fairly complex and changes mid drink. Overall surprising, but doesn't quite do it for me. Makes me want a stout.
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UncleKorm (265) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a cloudy brown hue w/ a creamy mostly diminishing tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark breads and molasses. Initial flavor moderate sweet to a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are coffee, molasses, citrus - lemon, raisin, and lightly roasted barley. Medium to full bodied, dry texture, soft carbonation, and light alcoholic feel in the finish.