ekoerper (581) - Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: rich chocolate malts, a touch of coffee, very light caramel note, resin and piney hops. Pours brown, tan head with good retention and excellent lacing. Flavor: very nice interplay between rich malts and resiny hops. Chocolate and coffee dominate the malt profile, with a hint of toffee and a good dose of toast. Moderately high bitterness for the style, pine and some citrus, excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation, smooth texture. Another excellent HF brew.
mabel (5354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5254-20130426] Tap. Toasted brown bread malt aroma has a bit of a barley bag going on. Clear, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Toasted malt grain flavour has a lightly sour-bitter base. Medium body. Tasty but a little rough. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ brewery, Greensboro, VT)
Berard (167) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours dark brown with creme colored pillowy head that lingers with heavy lacing. Smells of chocolate covered peanuts with mild carbonation. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor with a mild boozy flavor. Easily the best of this style I've ever had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG at the Friday night bottle share. Pours a chestnut brown with a small beige head that leaves spots. Notes of chocolate, nuts, toast, earth, and tobacco. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy mouthfeel. Excellent brown ale, I have to admit.
Quevillon (2387) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap (7 oz) at the Vices & Versa 10th anniversary in Montreal on Febuary 8, 2014. Cola brown, thin head. Sweet aroma of raw cereal, a little cocoa. Cereal hoppy taste to the max, barley slightly sweet, dry bitterness. Hill Farmstead gives brown ales a bad name... because it’s that good!
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks. Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a grayish head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy dark grains and a hint of pine bitterness. Flavor has sweet chocolate with a bit of dark grains and a hint of earthiness and grass.
vtafro (2292) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Brown nutty head. Nutty and roasted malts, some hints of other malts. Brown ale done right but still boring.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #59. Shared by Leighton at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Aroma of dark brown malts, clay, roasted malts, herbal and green hops. The taste is caramel malts, herbal hops and chocolate. Medium bodied.
mathieuc (923) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a thin beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is nicely balanced between roasted malt (chocolate, nuts) and hops. Taste is almost dry with nice dark chocolate and coffee flavors along distinct nutty notes. Definitely bitter but that is not the main focus here. Body is fuller than your usual brown ale and mouthfeel really smooth with a well mastered level of carbonation. Really nice!
jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at RBWG. Pours brown off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, coffee and hoppy pine. Medium body.
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of leighton. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, slight roasty, yeasty flavors.