hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!). Poured a deep amber to light brown, lightly hazy, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roast, and lightly nutty. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and nuttly. Thinner tastes and body. Lively body.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somewhat bready earthy aroma with hints of cocoa and herbal hops. Very faint and vague vegetal note. Reddish orange color, big creamy head, with lots of effervescence. Weird spicy flavors, presumably hops but not familiarly so. Touches of cocoa and coffee. A little corny towards the finish, which perhaps explains the vegetal component in the nose. A bit on the thin side.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2009 The aroma is dusty, sweet and chocolate like. The appearance is light brown with a huge head. The flavor is like the aroma with cardboard and a bit of sourness. The palate is thin. I think this is a rather disappointing brown.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
this beer just falls flat of everything, not enough of malt and low on hops barley worth you time.
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is malty wth some sweetness sorta similar to a chocolate. Taste is malty with some hop to it.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright chestnut. Slightly toasty nose. Palate is nice - some nutty notes, hints of cocoa and accents of chocolate. Fairly complex, rounded character with earthy hops.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Pours deep mahogany red/brown with not much head. smells sour like unroasted soggy chestnut and unidentifiable sourness. body is thin. flavors are earthy and include more unroasted wet nut (peanut, walnut). A teensy tiny bit of hop rounds it out a little. 4-2-5-3-11
re-rated on tap at Moir’s Food Shack, Jupiter, FL. Amber brown color. Hoppy aftertaste with sweet malt backbone. Chestnut aroma and flavors, smells strongly of mushroom. Decent pour, deserved an up-rate.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with nice head. Roasted malts, nutty aromas persist, with scents of caramel and roasted sugars. Dry bitter hops resonate in this brown with a quiet touch of caramel malt. I was a bit confused with the labeling of this beer(shipyard?) but the product in the bottle is all right. nice brown
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in Lauderdale and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn’t go so far as to say "full flavor" but it does have a nice hops/malt balance. Better than the other local choices I sampled.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Clear, light copper ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Excellent retention. Cookie and biscuit nose with some toffee and light earthiness. The flavor is moderately bitter with some light cardboard oxidation. Light to medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish. Too bitter for the style. More malt please!