milewide (1579) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt sweetness and alcohol trump hop aroma and flavor. Clear amber color, solid body and good head. Not up to the hype!
hfmejias (809) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, brown, nice off white head. Aroma of caramel , grain some hops and some malts. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of booze, some caramel and some malts. Very interesting, very enjoyable, but definitely a sipper. Nice beer.
alliance100 (797) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logans Alley - pours copper with very thin white head . Soft floral aroma . Sweet brown sugar and mild citrus hops . Nice offering .
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bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweetness is there but this one is still a blast of hoppiness. If you like Sumpin’ Extra you’ll like this one too, I still prefer Sumpin’ Wild.
John25 (680) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bright red with tight tan head. Burnt floral aroma. Sweet brown sugar in the taste with the signature lagunitas hop bitterness. Also notes of caramel, and warm booze. Medium body, average carb. A great winter seasonal brew.
julesjis (142) - Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz. Aroma is slightly floral. Flavor is somewhat sweet and hoppy. It has a resinous, biscuit flavor...but not overwhelming with brown sugar. Definitely has a sweet aftertaste. Not bad!
firemarshal (178) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost clear. Dark amber. Nose of resin, caramel, cheese, alcohol. Taste is cough syrup, caramel, licorice, scorched sugar. Mouthfeel has a bite up front, spritzy in the middle, smooth-ish warm finish. Overall this is a pretty nice tasting f-up.
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12/15/14. Pours a translucent amber with a fluffy, white-beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, grass, cereal, spicy, floral, caramel. Taste is rich, bittersweet, floral, herbal, brown sugar, burnt caramel, cereal, grass, alcohol; finish is long burnt caramel, roast malt, and fruit rind. Dense lacing throughout. Full-bodied, chewy. Medium-low carbonation. Fairly intense but pretty darn good.
NMMcCune (1) - - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantastic Beer. Finishes a bit sticky for my liking, although hardly a fault, as the name suggests it's sweet.
drdisque (569) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Lagunitas Chicago taproom. Pours plum brown. Flavor is malty molasses, but with a moderately crisp and medium mouthfeel and with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. ABV can be felt. Slightly oily.
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
How come you taste so good? For me, Brown Shugga reinforced a lesson I’ve been too stubborn to learn: I’m past the point where I can treat these types of beers like session ales. After sipping this ale, I was ready to settle down for some quality hibernation. Fortunately, I was conscious enough to make some mental notes. This brew has a sexy copper-brown color and tends to create a LOT of lacing on the glass. The smells were pretty damn enticing - toffee, barley, booze, and woodsy hops. Honest to goodness, the brew tastes like brown sugar. Resinous hops cut through the candy sweetness and help to rinse some of the syrupy stickiness from the palate. The alcohol heat is splendid. It’s safe to say that this ale would be an excellent "before-bed beer" on a chilly evening.