PorterPounder (4933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Centerville Rd.- 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark coper-amber with an initial frothy off-white head that leaves a nice ring around the glass. Aroma is pretty much neutral with just a hint of nuts if you try really hard. Flavor is mild, but pleasant, some nuttiness, a hint of chocolate and just a slight hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough with a bit of creaminess. Decent.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown, thin ring of foam. Very bready, toasty aroma, with a whiff of chocolate. Flavor is slight and smooth, with notes of burnt toast and some fruity notes.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Sweet malt aroma with some hops coming through.
Appearance – Dark amber in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor – Malt and hops balance this was brewed for the masses very little excitement from this brew.
Palate – Dry finish with a nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Nice everyday easy drinking spring beer. I wish it had more flavor and even some nuttiness.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to angrypirate06. deep amber with a cream head. nose is light hops, malts and esters. decent thickness with a thick malt backbone and a smooth light hop flavor.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate, caramel malt, and some roasted malt. Sweet start with a change to sour caramel and a hinto floral bitter hops. A bit thin. Decent drinker.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish and malty with light molasses, chalk, cherry and nut. The flavor was tart and malty with notes of nut, cherry caramel and a touch of licorice. The finish was long, tangy, fruity and nutty with some lingering bread. Medium body. Solid.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty decent brown ale. The aroma is a bit off to me but the flavor was drinkable. Just okay.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a medium-dark brown body with just under an inch of off-white foam.
Smell: Nutty traces stirred up in the malts smelling additionally of caramel and sweet chocolate. Lightly estery. Mildly spicy, earthy tones from the hops.
Taste: Pale and toast-tasting malts with a reasonable light level of sweetness. With Mud Slinger, you get yourself a sliver of caramel, one or two crushed nuts, a teaspoon of chocolate morsels, a few drops of mild coffee. Earthy, lightly herbal-toned hops with a medium-low bitterness to keeps thing in balance. A little more distinct roastiness is felt on the swallow. Drying, malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I will be doing no mud slinging here. I liked it. Sure, you don’t get a vastly complex malt character or a sizzling hop profile, and there’s no room or real need for any wild barrel-aging. I’m totally fine with that. It’s just a simple, decent, balanced brown.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent my way from Hayduke with whom it was shared via Facebook chat. This is dark mahogany with a nice creamy light tan colored head that lasts nicely. Nose does not jump out but offers chocolate and raisins. A nice creamy feel. Flavor is chocolate, roasted notes, dark fruit, and very mild spice. The finish is gentle fruit. Occasionally some hop bitterness shows up and occasionally the hops were lighter fruit. This is one that I could drink plenty of. Nice sweetness with all of that malt and they hops add interesting aspects.
nick76 (4125) - 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.