decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of citrus hops and light chocolate. A flavor of fresh citrus hops, roasted malt and chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel and good carbonation. Old notes from 07 darklord day.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wax Color Code for Flossmoor Station Bottled IPA’s
Black = X-IPA, Gold = Pretty Big IPA, Burgundy = Vishnu’s Vice IPA , Blue = Lady Columbia,
Green = Ahtanumous, Silver = Hoppy Little "O", Red = The Curse, Dark Green = IPA for Change,
Purple = Celebration IPA
This bottled brew sealed with black wax from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very hazy strongly carbonated dark orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was bready mild hop and dough. The mouth feel was strongly tingly at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of hops and caramel. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, wispy beige head, lots of speckled lace, sweet chocolate aroma with citrus hops, rich chocolate flavor, lots of citrus hops adds character but not well blended enough to balance, a really nice chocolate IPA,
Score: 3.5 to 3.8
much better blended on the second night, the chocolate and citrus make for a great combination much like the roasted and citrus in the Black Sun, the sweetness from the XIPA also brings out more of the chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blend of Pullman Brown and X IPA served from a growler given to kp by Matt on DL Day.
Pours a clear dark brown body with a thin, off-white head.
Although there are hops in the aroma, they aren’t what I expect from either an IPA or an IIPA.
Not enough bitterness for it to be any form of IPA, but too far from a Brown Ale to go that direction.
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Flossmoor. Okay, so far this is a rate-able beer, so let’s pull out my memories of last month’s tasting: Pullman malts are very much there, in their molasses and leaf tobacco texture. Smell has the "X’s" hop nose. Totals up to a deep malt package with a counterpoint in heavy citrusy hops. Can go well for you if just try to get along.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer very much had the appearance of a brown ale but one whiff and you can tell it was mixed with an IPA. The very citrusy hop notes in the aroma make me very excited for actually sampling this brew. However, I felt the flavour was a let down. The first thing I thought was a chocolatey IPA. I really didn’t think the beers mixed well and probably would have prefered them by themselves. The brown ale undertones were good but the IPA thrown in gave it some strange characters and an odd balance which proved too hoppy and not well enough melded with the brown.
BBB63 (6388) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A blend of Pullman Brown and X IPA served from a growler given to kp by Matt around DL Day. Brown hued with a small frothy head and okay lacing. The aroma has a pronounced juicy fruit hop vapor along with with piney, clove, nutty, toffee and yeasty esters. WOW, that is hoppier than expected but still has great balance with a spicy finish layered over the base brown ale malts. There is some lingering acidity that added to the refreshment. The mouth feel is sharp and dry with a minor metallic note. I really dig it, what a strange brew but something he should really brew. We have hoppy Belgian Ales, why not hoppy Browns?