rader58 (823) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown color. Aroma of hazelnut and toffee with a hint of vanilla and leaves. Flavor is nutty with a slight bitterness and a somewhat dry finish. By the aroma I was expecting more, but the flavor has left me a bit disappointed.
jjuf1853 (1285) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown/hazelnut color with a beige head. The aroma is quite musty with some bready malt and spice notes. The flavor is unimpresive at best with a waxy aftertaste that reminds me of Crayola crayons.
PorterPounder (6284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Iced tea looking pour with a sticky off-white head. Aroma has an earthy quality to it with some black dirt and a hint of nuttiness - but slightly stale. Flavor is kind of worn out, pick up some faint Christmas spices, some black dirt, a hint of chocolate and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel is slightly faded - methinks this is suffering from too long shelf life.
Cybercat (4082) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark coppery amber with a decent, if not too thick, light beige head. Aroma is not strong but still appealing, mainly malty with hints of spice and miso. Flavor is malty and woody with a spicy undertone, OK if not spectacular. Texture is fairly smooth, fizzy and tingly.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Light aroma of chocolate, nuts, toffee. Light chocolate in the flavor with a little bit of bitterness. Was hoping for something with a little more spices or flavor for a seasonal. Decent though.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly cloudy, brownish amber pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Flavor of Quick (coacoa powder to make chocolate milk) and caramel. This is one strange brown ale, it’s clean, but strange.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-brown color with a huge orange-tan head. The aroma was toasty cocoa with a fruity presence and a touch of licorice. The flavor was bitter and fruity with notes of cocoa, toast, anise and bourbon. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at OTH.
Pours amber, off-white head
aroma, lots of roasted goodness, coffeish, malts, grainy, mild nuttiness.
flavor, reminded me a lot of Ft Collins common ground coffee amber, a dry palate, plenty of roast/toast and mild coffee presence. Grainy palate, mild chocolate. Love the balance of mild hop bitterness quickly followed by a good caramel, nutty roasted finish. Overall profile is really favoring the toasted malt side. Tasty.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bomber from Crown Liquor in Colorado Springs). Clear brown/ruby color. Medium off white head. Light malt aroma. Grainy roasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 7/12/2009 Source:Other) Bottle by and shared with Butters. Caramelized sugar with hints of dark fruits in aroma. Slightly cloudy dark amber brown. Dark sugar, hints of dark fruit and some nutty woodiness, earthy hops with hints of spice. Finish is dry with very light residual bitterness. Another solid Fort Collins beer.