Holtguy (123) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a coppery brown with a foamy head. Weak aroma. Flavor is malty with some dark fruits. Not as sweet as I’d expected. And, not hoppy. Pretty dry overall. Good beer. The 6.7% abv ticks it up a notch. Not a home run, though.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep coppery body, thick puffy tan head. Malty nose with toffee, tobacco, grapeskin, toast, and hints of chocolate. Sweet body, toasty, nutty, and a tad leathery, with grapeskin, cocoa, toffee, and tobacco, even some roasty elements. The beer finishes somewhat tannic and bitter. Smooth and creamy. A malty departure for a hophead’s brewery, and pleasant to drink.
Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown with a light colored foam. Malty aroma, very minimal. Nice malt forward taste. Deep but not woody. Maybe a bit of chocolate. Well carbonated. Overall a very good brown ale.
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crossovert (7566) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy, bready, toasted specialty malts. Nice yeast strain. The beer is a bit thin and sterile overall though.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL Bottle. Thanks Sean! Clean, malty aroma, with toast, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavors dole out similar lightly brown maltiness. This is clean, somewhere between an Amber and a Brown and I think a reasonable interpretation of what a relatively low-hop rustic malt beer would have been. It’s easy drinking, richly flavored, and easy to enjoy.
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Honekybra for this 750 mL bottle. Crushed with TheRon and a Roach. Pours clear dark ruby/brown with a tan lacing. About as malty as a beer gets. Aromas of sweet caramel and toffee, backed up with subtle roasted characters. Flavor is also sweet upfront with roast balancing it out. More thin-bodied than expected but drinkable as hell. A superior brown. Haven’t said that in a long time.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to the DC crew. Pours a clear, deep red. Tan foam with good, rocky retention and webby lacing. Nose is sticky, Twizzlers, hazelnut, pepper, coffee. Taste is bitter coffee, peppercorn, chili pepper heat. Palate is thinner, tangy, sharp bitter chocolate and coffee. Very interesting and enjoyable. I guess a coffee brown ale. Nice.
nimbleprop (4984) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a clear brown with some hazy, white head. Nose is a straight forward brown ale, brown sugar, caramel, crackers, bread. Flavor is sweet, sugar, brown sugar, nutty, a little apple. Medium bodied, sweet finish.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. brown with small head. brown ale, but slightly fruity as well. hint of nuts. not sure what I was hoping for, but this is somewhat underwhelming, though certainly not bad.
JoePeesie (865) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep drown with off white head. Nose and taste are earthy and dry. Not sweet enough to be an old ale, to complex to be a brown. Fitting.
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