dfinney23 (2397) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly rich brown ale, malty and nutty without being too sweet. Our go-to bottle of choice while on Kauai.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark brown with a red tint and a medium size khaki head, and great lacing.
smell is of molasses, buttery, and macadamia nuts.
taste is a little watery, nutty, some brown sugar, a touch of caramel, and a little pepper.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, something sour, tropical fruits. Flavor is of roasted malts, toffee, and is very smooth. Better than I was expecting.
ben4321 (5087) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Location: Draft at the Yard House - Honolulu, 7/5/12
Aroma: The aroma is roasted/burnt malts, along with some toffee and caramel
Appearance: Pours a dark amber brown color with a beige head and heavy lacing on the glass
Flavor: The taste is heavy malty, but not heavy sweet, roasty and a hint burnt, lightly dry finish
Palate: The body is medium, with good drinkability, a smooth feel, and soft-average carbonation
I liked this one. It turned out to be a more then solid example of the style. I haven’t been overly impressed with the (non Maui Brewing) local Hawaiian beers, so I wasn’t expecting much, but it exceeded expectations.
Oscbert (1166) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Pours clear brown with orange tints. Big lasting creamy off white head.
~Light roasty, nutty malt aroma with caramel and citrus.
~Malty biscuity flavor, light roast, with citrusy hops.
~med body, med co2, lasting bitter finish.
~Dont care too much for choice of hops on this one. I wish the malts came through more. A bit bitter.
theisti (3590) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shaker pint draft at Leilanas on Kaanapli Beach on Maui. The pour is a lightly hazed brown copped with a small light tan head. The aroma is soft nut sweet, earth, and nutty malt. As it warmed, some roast came out as well. The taste is dry, almost dusty, softly sweet nut. The sweet integrates with toast malt and the nuttiness, and really fades out to focus on the earthy malt, with slight roastiness. The palate is medium bodied, though highly drinkable due to its bright carbonation. I really enjoyed the character of this beer, fresh and clean, on of the best browns I have had in awhile.
thetmaxx (839) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Maui. Aroma is malt, slight nut, flavor is nutty, some roasty notes, pretty good brown though, easy drinking.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at the Hula Grille in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii. It’s a nice roasty brown ale.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle purchased from a small store in Hanalei on Kaua’i island on 04/09/2012. Colour: Kind of a dark amber with medium lightly off-white head. Nose: Starches and yeast. Hazelnut/macademia nut, glazed donut, slight gaseous aroma. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Big onslaught of caramel then resides to light toasted nut. Simple but effective flavor.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt, hops and hint of chocolate. Med body. Flavor is very smooth brown ale, not harsh like some. It’s just off dry.