Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown, off white head, some lacing. Citrus, chocolate. Assertive hop bitterness. Cross between a pale ale and a brown. Crisp. Nice finish. Really solid, and a nice take on this style.
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corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours somewhat opaque dark brown. Light aroma of fresh hops. Tastes fresh grassy and hoppy with significant bitterness. Surprisingly little malt flavor or character for a brown. Meh
luttonm (2049) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Reubenís brewpub in Ballard. Woody brown, some honey color. Slight toasty crust. Solid, super tasty.
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazelnut pour at the brewery. Super mild aroma. Actually a really significant hop bite in here, which I really like. Citrus and earthy sweet malts blend really well. Again (noticing a pattern with their brews), really drinkable. Liked this one quite a bit.
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy red, min off white head.
Smell roasty nutty
Taste rich nutty, bitter roast aftertaste. Bit hoppy
ACHops (566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Olafís. Pours murky dark caramel brown with medium thick off white head. Aroma is light chocolate malt and a hint of hops. Taste is thin bodied chocolate malt that has big malty, nutty, dry flavor. Big hops on the back, bitter notes of pine and grass. As someone else noted, this could easily pass for a black IPA. The hops are much appreciated, but definitely atypical for this style.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source, with ajax25g. Dark hazy brown color. Aoma of lightly toasted cocoa and caramel. Taste is hoppy brownies. Nice.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely brown, translucent reddish hues. Ok head. Warm, tingling, intermingling of brown and chocolate malt aromas. Toasty brown malt that sits very warmly on the palate. Sharp chocolate dust and hazlenut notes make themselves known as well.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy dark brown with a loose tan head. Lots of sheeting lace. Big roasty dry peaty bread crust nose. Very nice. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, earth, peat, caramel, and bread crust on the mid palate. Long dry finish. Really good.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Reubenís brews, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Nose is reminiscent of a black IPA, with loads of roast and a bit of dry hops. Flavour is similarly like a black IPA, with medium roasted malt, mild hops and bitter chocolate. Full-flavoured and light-bodied. Delicious.