Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Kenny. Dark brown and cloudy wifh a nice off white head. This is malty with some soft hops. Very gentle fruit and a bitbof ginger. Not bad but just ok.
Roonai (305) - - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at flying saucer Houston. P is a pretty ruby brown w minimal head. Taste is roasty malt with chocolate. Not too intriguing to me but an easy drink that satsfies the palate.
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flying Saucer Houston. Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and dark grain with a hint of hay. Flavor is similar with notes of bread and grain, with a bit of sweetness in the finish. Uninspiring.
Tdragon (2) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark brown color, with a hint of redness when poured into the glass. It didnít generate much of a head, but what WAS there stuck for a while. Actually, just a bit through the whole experience. Moderate dark aroma that reminded me of the pub I visited in Austin. Very nice. A slight burnt and toasted taste thatís not too overbearing. Just right in fact. Great texture and it didnít feel like I was drinking a soda or alkaseltzer with fizzyness. No over carbonation. For a darker beer, this one has a great taste and goes down easy, but maintains a feel of a full beer. I didnít detect any bitterness. Awesome flavor and great beer from start to finish. I think I just found my favorite. Highly recommended!! Great job.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, scarlet-brown colored body with a finger-width, foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nutty caramels and a light cocoa. Some light roasts and a touch of earth. Flavor is better. More of the nutty caramels up front with a light fruity sweetness and some cocoa. Some roasts blend nicely to balance along with a light earth. Finishes smooth, clean, and dry with a nice balance of all the flavors while leaving a light, roasty bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking, well made brown ale. Nice nutty caramel and cocoa along with a balancing roast. Not bad.
bisonkron (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance - The beer looked great, a little lighter than your average brown ale. Poured a great head that stuck around till the end. It was not cloudy. Carbonation was a little low but ok. The appearance got me excited to drink it.
Smell - smells that stuck out to me; slightly smokey, and a hint of nuttyness.
the taste mirrored the smell except slightly weaker. I found drinking straight out of the bottle to yield the most taste.
Carbonation was adequate. the body was light and somewhat watery.
Drinkability - Easy to drink, but I would not have another.
Glass: Pint Glass
Serving type: bottle
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The darkest brown ale Iíve ever had to date. Looks like a thin Guinness, and smells like one too. Flavor of roasted nuts, like a Guinness.... Basically, its a good beer thatís not quite a Guinness
degbert (1485) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with little visible carbonation and a soft, pillowy head. Nose is date, maple, and roast. Strong caramel on the flavor, backed up with a certain hops bitterness and an underpinning of coffee and chocolate. Good mouthfeel. An excellent sessioner.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying saucer. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich chocolate and nice dry finish. A good brown ale from Independence.
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint glass at the brewery- semi transparent dark brown, aroma of a malt that had just a touch of caramel added to it and a faint note of nuts. Hits the mouth with a low medium body, malt is there and has been just lightly sweetened, holds up well in the middle, finish is complete with a note of dark chocolate.