VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells funky, lots of malt and chocolate but something is off. Generic dark brown appearance, Very malty, again something off I can’t name. I hope it’s not a skunked bottle, overall not recommended.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market P Street, Washington, DC. Pours a clear copper color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and faint hops. The taste is tart fruity notes, caramel, toasted malts. Medium bodied. Not very nut-brownish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of nuts, malt, slight caramel, grain, imitation vanilla, and cardboard. Poured amber in color with a small, tan head that disappeared. Clear. Sparkling. A few large particles. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, caramel, grain, and slight nuts. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt and caramel finish is light to medium sweet.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful ruby pour with tan head. Fair nutty character and caramel. Cool name and label. Though my female companion remarked "it should be thicker and darker if they are gonna call it a mudslide..."
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich mahogany color. The aroma is light and malty. The flavor is too sweet without ver much malt.
nearbeer (4925) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz, bottled 01-19-11. Clear, deep copper-brown with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Aroma is light chocolate-caramel, balanced by a touch of nutty roast and green herb. Flavor is the same, with a tad more roast than in the nose. Body is just shy of medium, fairly smooth with the carbonation, and to the sweet side.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2011 It doesn’t smell too bad but it does have a touch of metal, it also has caramel malt and grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste starts off astringent but mellows out nice at the end with a sweet bread finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall a decent beer but I could do without the metallic bite. This is one of those beers that improves as it warms.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brown ale. Has a crisp malty taste that is mettalic. Not too much here but on par with Red Hook.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown color - very little aroma at all. Some earthy hops, flavor is just as lacking. There isn’t much here - not a bad beer but completely forgettable.
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a clear amber brown with a light tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grains and chocolate with underlying notes of nuts and toffee. Flavor began with light chocolate, nuts and toffee that mellowed slightly to a dark grain and hay finish.