Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering riung of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee, light earthiness and light fruittiness. Palae was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors oif toffee, carmel, nuttiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with khaki head. Nose is nutty, light earth, butterscotch, coffee as well. Flavor is lightly smoky, earthy, light coffee. Nice full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Pretty tasty brown ale, was a bit surprised by this one.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft 4/14/10 (Opal Divine’s-Freehouse)-Pours a medium brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of the same with coffee as well. This medium bodied brew is not a bad little brown ale.
jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark ale. No particular aroma or taste come to mind while drinking this.
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brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beerbwas real good very smoothe for a brown ale not real hoppy but had those nutty notes
ozarkspops (305) - - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, cola like pour. Thin head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is very similar to aroma. Finish is a little watery. Not bad.
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AndresTM (300) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is dominated by the dark malts, with notes of cocoa powder, dry toffee, grain, and hazelnut. Smooth, inoffensive, and comforting. The taste is mildly sweet with residual hop bitterness and a wee hint of roasted malt lingering in the aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel with minimal carbonation and a clean, refreshing finish. A nice early-afternoon treat, like a good brown ale should be; no more and no less.
beerbill (3255) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate-large tan head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of crystal malt with a few notes of caramel. The flavor is malt with some nuts and very mild chocolate. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. A bit timid, but no problems.
cpetrone84 (1166) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Independence brewing bootlegger brown ale - starts by gushing, reddish brown with thin brown ring. Bad start. Rubber band and acetone, tons of plastic, notes of a brown ale very hidden. The taste is less plasticy but that still dominates. Seems to be infected or just plain bad. Notes of chocolate malt, light brown malt, and coffee. Burning carbonation and thin body. Not enjoyable.
SPDickerman (866) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark mahogany with a tiny fizzy ring. Smell is reminiscent of chocolate and nuttiness. Taste is chocolate, toffee, caramel, hints of nuts, and some mild hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Independence Brewing Bootlegger Brown Ale finishes with a touch of smooth chocolate.