FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Fitz. Pours brown with a small off white head. Aroma is very simple, basic, some malt and doughiness, herbal and a touch piney and citric hop note. Flavor is much more sweet, strong malt character, bready and caramel before a stronger hop finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Good for a style that Im not too big on.
jjgmd (1912) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Zach at the Pony Bar in midtown Manhattan , on a late Sunday night, pours a brown color with a brown Java head. Nose is light cocoa and malt with some Java. Taste is mocha Java with a nice confluence of malt and hops. Very drinkable as it smoothly bathes the palate . Finishes on the same tasting notes. A great brown ale, perfectly done . Quaff Score 9 / 10
zgaier (1845) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Pony Bar in NYC. Pours brown with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is full of chocolate, with lots of roasted coffee and malt notes along with hops coming through into the finish. Delicious brown ale
Jokestereo (251) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a thin line of white head. Aroma; Dark bread, caramel, toffee, raisins, nutty, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some hoppy and earthy notes. Flavours; Roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, almond nuts, dark bread, and hops with a bitter finish.
hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 27, 2016. Bottle, shared by linusb and Jokestereo, thanks!
Dark chestnut brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with toffee, roasted nuts, some milk chocolate, slight earthy damp leaves and dark bread.
Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is ligh bitter hoppy, damp leaves, light sweet dark sugar, hints if milk chocolate and light roast. Light to medium bodied, average small bubble carbonation.
Good, clean and crisp.
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of linusb and jokestereo. Pours murky deep brown with a frothy beige head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, nutty and herbal with rustic dark bread, caramel, toffee, grapefruit juice, moist grass, moist green herbs, soil and hazelnuts. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, herbal and nutty. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with bread, caramel, walnuts, grass and hints of grapefruit. Big malt backbone and herbal hops. Very solid brown ale.
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep dark brown with a off white one finger head N: Raisin, coffee, dates, floral T: Coffee, chocolate, hoppy floral, grapefruit O: Great balance of hops and malt! Nice!
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Enjoyed this baby at a line share at Witch’s Hat on St. Patty’s Day. 500 mL was opened by the guy like 3 or 4 people in front of us that had horrific gas later in an enclosed hallway. The pour is a cola colored brown with a good amount of ruby shining through. There is a light tan head that isn’t large to start, and fizzles down to a collar in short order. The aroma is incredibly hoppy right up front with a little nuttiness behind it. There is a light chocolate and a decent toasted malt, but the hops are pretty heavy. The flavor mimics it. There is a bitterness from the hop that lingers through the whole thing. There is a light chocolate and some roasty malts, but it’s pretty dominated by the hop. The mouth feel is lighter and carries a lighter carbonation. It just falls off the tongue quickly. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and carries a little nuttiness to go with the piney hop. This one isn’t too bad. It’s good for a brown, but I’m not too keen on the hoppy browns.
ebone1988 (963) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and others. Aroma is earthy hops, nutty, roasted malt, so good. Appearance is brown, light tan head. Taste is earthy hops, pine, nuts, pretty good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, earthy hops aftertaste. Overall, very good for a brown, but different.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Draught. Pours a deep brown with cola highlights and a medium sized tan head. Soft roast, light chocolate and toast. Medium bodied, soft sweetness, roast, smooth chocolates. Gentle bitterness into the finish.
skiatd1 (17) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A deliciously hoppy brown ale that is extremely well balanced but presents fantastic hop character in a darker than normal brown ale which results in a complexity unmatched in most other beers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone