superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/16/2013. Pours slightly cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and light hop/hemp notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark malt flavors with light hop/hemp presence; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and robustness of dark malt flavors and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium thick tan foamy head. Aroma of slight chocolate and sweet malt. Flavor follows. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied. A drinkable brown ale.
MarkSachon (553) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Whatís the big deal with hemp seeds anyhow? This is a middle of the road beer posing as something more exotic. Avoid unless you need a hemp fix.
rougeau13 (1951) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown. Beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and milk. Taste is semi sweet and semi bitter. Light-medium bodied.
thome50 (989) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As FW Taproom Brown. Pours a moderate to light brown. Aroma is stale wholegrain bread, walnut and spent grain. Taste is light brown toast, some lackluster pine nuts and toffee. Overall, meh.
IPAronson (10) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely rich texture. Tasty nutty finish with an enriching appeal. The hemp makes this a very filling beer.
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark blackish-brown with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose is malty with cola notes. Taste is fairly sweet. Thin mouthfeel, vigorous carbonation. Good brew.
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ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little bit of nuttiness, a lot of bread and some caramel in this mediocre brown beer.
Lupulucid (188) - - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a friendly brown ale with plenty of sweet malt character and enough acidity to establish balance and keep the beer from being flabby. There is no balancing bitterness nor hop expression. There is some nice complexity.
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear medium-dark brown, with pretty ruby-amber highlights and a short, fizzy light tan head. Aroma: caramel, molasses, graham cracker, star anise, and a surprisingly herbal undertone whiffing around. Taste: slightly sweet, a little nutty, with caramel, brown sugar, and a bitter, herbal note as forecast by the aroma. Finish: smooth, yet slightly zingy, with lingering brown toast, nuts, basil, and anise. Notes: Didnít really care for the herbal accents to this; guess I wasnít a fan of the hemp addition. Palate was a little watery, and the typical brown ale flavors were overly subdued.