michael-pollack (4960) - 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.
Suttree (4866) - 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.
DrSilverworm (4744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Date on bottle reads 12/13/12. Clear red / orange brown color. Not really that brown. Minimal off-white head. Few bits and reaches of lace. Nutty, kind of figgy, caramel malt aroma. Medium body. More crisp carbonation, but not necessarily smooth. Above average sweetness, a bit out of balance. OK brown, not great... Subpar for an American craft brown
decaturstevo (4620) - 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.
BrewDad (4601) - 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 (4591) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - 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.
Strykzone (4401) - 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.
dwyerpg (4306) - 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 (4272) - 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.