obguthr (3310) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly hoppy aroma of whole orange. Cloudy brown, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Ripe whole orange flavor, lots of orange peel. Soil finish. Itís very difficult to tell that is a brown ale by the flavor alone. In fact, were I blindfolded, I would guess this is an IPA, given the absence of roasted malt on the palate. Delicious beer, but for the style, Iím looking for more malt character. Better identified as an IDA than ABA.
Tmoney99 (9580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, citrus and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted coffee sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2012
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Good looking brown. Red brown body. Actually looks like a great Cape Red. Good malty aroma. No flavour, no finish, no body. Could be storage, but as was served at cool room temperature, I doubt it.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Draft at Tuskies. It pours a deep brown color with a thick head of very small, tan bubbles. The nose is light with a bit of bread and caramel. The flavor is smooth and slightly sweet with a nice bitter touch on the back end. Some bread, caramel, earthy hops, and slight floral notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a medium, bitter finish. Seems to be a solid session brew.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cola-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some nut, light chocolate. Light-medium body, some resin.
decaturstevo (4413) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed brown pour with creamy head. Aroma of light chocolate, roasted malt, and a hinto nutty. Medium body with good carbonation.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Smoke and Barrel. Hazy, deep brown pour. Rockier, off-white foma. Decent, webby lacing. Nose is piney and fairly dank aromatic hops. Taste is essentially Black IPA, overhopped with loads of pine resin, sap, and roast. Grapefruit+toasted malt bitterness. Hop forward. Should be moved to Black IPA.
mar (4463) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with ruby highlights and a cream head. nose is citrusy hops, pine, and bitter chocolate. great on the palate, big hops, smooth finish.
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Batch #2. Pours with a hazed deeper brown hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are of hops and coffee. Lots of tangerine, pine, grapefruit, citrusy hops and decent fruity esters. Macaroons, roasty, leather, grassy dry hops. Flavors are bitter, surprisingly mild roast yet strong coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, citrus and grassy hops. Pretty much a black IPA with a touch less body and a bit more roast. Bready malt, carbonic bite and a hint of smoke. Very lively bubbles, dry, medium bodied. Very similar in roast to a Black IPA Iíve brewed a few times. Good.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy dark brown color, bright white head. Aroma of grass and hay. Taste is very roasty coffee grounds. Not bad.