hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a small head with small-medium bubbles. It had a good coffee taste to it which I really enjoyed as it wasn't over strong. In my opinion it had a bit of a cherry aroma to it.
patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at the downtown brewpub - Pours dark brown with an off-white head that laces well. It has a minimal nutty malt aroma. The flavor is sweet and full of caramel. It’s light to medium bodied and an easy quaffed session brew.
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the sampler at the College Park pub. Clear mahagony color with a thin beige head. Nose of roasted coffee and some chocolate. Flavors of dusty chocolate, toasted grains, toffee, burnt toast and some nuttiness.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rock Bottom Indy. From notes. Nutty caramel dominates taste and aroma. Good, but not great.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Translucent amber brown with a wispy grey head. Roasted chocolate malts in the aroma are drawn out, along with charcoal and caramel. Absolutely no smell that hints toward bitterness. Flavor is deflated. Some toasty hazelnuts and light, sugar free cocoa powder. Some astringency that spreads from the tongue’s center. Semi-sweet chocolate chip finish.
ryanfolty (1910) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 14, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: RB Downtown Indy Description: Semi-opaque brown pour with almost no head. Roasted malt and maybe some coffee in aroma and taste. Somewhat thin and some carbonation, dry slight bitter finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a growler shared by Mamabeer. Poured a rich, dark chestnut with a foamy beige head that left nice lacing behind. Roasted nuts, chocolate malts, slight coffee notes. Medium body with a smooth feel. Sweet flavor at the start and then an ever so slight bitterness in the end.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Light body. Aroma is slightly roasted with a little coffee. A chocolate bitter taste with a slightly acidic finish.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt. This is quite a malty brown ale with very little sweetness. Quite refreshing. Light body
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I noticed their beer menu said this was brewed in "the brown porter" style. Another confused brew from Rock Bottom? Perhaps they figured porters wouldn’t sell, but browns appeal to the BMC crowd when they come in? Anyway, this was clearly more a porter than a brown ale, in terms of its flavors. They weren’t very strong, and as a porter it was somewhat weak in flavor, but the common porter flavors were definitely present. Not bad.