Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours with a huge beige head that slowly fades with a big mesa in the middle. Very cool lacing. A dark brown beer. The aroma was cocoa with some grass. Despite all of the foam it feels flat. There is also cocoa in the flavor that dominates. Airish hops that are floral and perhaps noble. Some grass and earth. Also bitterness that is quite dry. Earth grows as the beer warms and fruity hops are noted. This is not a style I usually like and I am not sure why. This had some complexity along with big sweetness.
skmikeg (1237) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a two finger tab head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, earthy pine hops, caramel, some nuttyness and some molasses. Taste is pine, citrus, toasted sweet malts, burnt caramel, molasses, grass, nuts, and some earthy hops. Has a medium body wih a creamy mouthfeel and a slighty dry, semi bitter, medium long finish. Overall, a hoppy and tasty brown ale that almost tastes like a black IPA.
gripweed57 (917) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Pours a translucent dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. Nice clinging lace. Big roasted malt nose has hints of coffee and burnt caramel. Rich chocolate malt flavor is balanced by an aggressive spicy hoppiness. Chewy mouthfeel and full bodied. Epic website says this is a Black IPA. It’s a very nice brew.
brigg (536) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Dark brown body, big light brown head that forms peaks as it fades. Nice balance of sweet roasted malt and hops in the aroma. Flavor of dark roasted malt, slight coffee, lingering chocolate, string grassy hops, faint orange citrus, noticeable alcohol. Medium body.
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice, and with the hoppiness, an interesting twist. Apropos brown pour. The hoppiness is at the front end and the brown nuttiness at the back. Overall balanced. Good. B.
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Dr_Fellini (778) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is a mostly nutty toasty malt character. Flavor is mildly nutty sweet with a mild toasty kick. Nutty sweetness lasts into the finish. Fantastic brown ale.
ben4321 (4555) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 6/28/13
Aroma: The nose is sweet and malty, some caramel, toffee, burnt notes, and grapefruit
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a creamy beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-plus malty, medium sweet, with some burnt notes, and a little bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a average-plus carbonation, and some dryness on the finish
I thought this was a pretty solid beer. Though it isn’t amazing, there are some tasty components, and it will certainly keeps fans of the style happy.
TimE (3991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Big fudge character, full body, über malty, chocolate, med full body, great depth. Amazing character. Wow, full body. Amazing brown ale. One of the best brown ales ever.
Manimilious (3) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #6 with mosaic hops. Pours deep dark brown with fluffy off white head. Chocolate malts hit your taste buds followed by the flower/citrus taste
Of the hops. Beautiful lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. This beer is close to perfection
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emacgee (4309) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a soft ruddy coppery brown with one finger of yellowish tan head. Nose is a touch grassy with some soft earthy/biscuity notes. Definitely big time bready malt notes. Very biscuity malt flavor with very little sweetness.