degbert (1677) - 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 (10002) - 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 (1389) - 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.
buddhasbrewing (1) - USA - MAR 12, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the best brown ale that I have had in a while. It has some characteristics of a porter but it’s very drinkable. Lots of coffee and roasted nutty flavors. Just the right hint of sweetness. Overall a really great beer that reminds you why you like beer.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/3/2010 (Bottle):
Pours a clear roasted brown color body, small tan head, pretty quickly diminishing. Roasted aroma, some chocolate. Coffee, almost burnt. Some sweetness, but only a little. Coffee taste, strong coffee. Roasted, but not burnt. Some ashiness, but only a little. Light body, very drinkable. Surprisingly tasty. Some nuttiness.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown, with some reddish highlights on the edges when it is held up to a light. The beer smells of nuts and malt. The taste is similar, but also very creamy.
Dogbrick (11470) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. The beer is a dark brown color with a thin light beige head that recedes to a film eventually. Roasty malt aroma with notes of nuts and hops. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt and nuts, hops and a bit of chocolate. The finish is roasty with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Pours cloudy brown with a big tan head. Caramel malt nose with some roasty character and a bit of hop. Caramel malt flavor with some nice creamy coffee influence and roasty bitter finish. Pretty good.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown beer with little head. The aroma was malty & the taste was sweet, slightlt nutty, & chocolate.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a thin head. Aroma is not bad - dark malts, etc. I couldn’t enjoy the flavor, though - it has homebrew twang. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but this just wasn’t that good.