rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Tap Room, brown color, with a white head, faint toasted malt, but with an impressive floral hop leafy, grassy nose, with kind of a hint of lavender flower, with some citrusy in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty, faint roasted malt character but with a good dry hop leafiness, grassiness accent, embracing a juicy resiny, coniferous mouthfeel, with some grapefruit and lemon peel citrusy, leading towards a well floral hop leafy bittering finish. The beer seems overpower by his hoppiness rather than his toastiness.
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pint at the Tap Room. Pitch black (dark for a brown), sudsy head that totally clings. Nuttily bitter, tightly wrapped in a smooth, drinkable brew. Light body and mildly carameled. (#3360, 3/29/2008)
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in an imperial pint glass.
Aroma is hoppy, citrus, touch of maltiness.
Taste is slightly grainy, very citrus hoppy, as it is dry-hopped, but lacks depth and backbone.
Average, but the hops make this much, much better.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub; served in their imperial pint glass. Pours a beautiful deep brown with garnet highlights and a creamy, off-white, diminishing head. The aroma is fairly muted: dark roasted and caramel malts with a piny hop backing. It doesn’t smell like a typical brown. Light to medium-bodied and slick on the tongue, it ends bitter and dry. This tastes more like a malt-forward pale ale than a brown. Perhaps the name comes simply from the color, as the flavor is a roasted, almost burnt, malt front with a distinctly unbrownlike dry hoppy finish.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours brown with a reddish hue. The aroma is nutty with toasted malt and coffee with some stale-ish notes. Medium body with soft carbonation. The taste is nutty and woody with toasted / roasted malt - a bit harsh and lightly sour. The finish goes heavy on the woody and coffee aspects and is quite bitter. A fairly aggressive version of a brown ale.
murawski (158) - USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at St. Louis BrewFest, May 12, 2007.
I liked this ale, esp. the nice roasted sweet malts. Palate a bit off, though -- made the ale finish on a very flat note.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the cask, served in a Schlafly imperial pint glass. Poured a clear dark brown with a creamy off-white head.
Aromas of roasted malts, nutty coffee and caramel toffee, a light fruitiness and a touch of earth.
Moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, slick, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
A nice roasted malt taste, nutty coffee meshed with light flavors of cocoa and caramel, a subtle fruitiness in the middle, an earthy bitterness towards the end, the alcohol is slightly noticeable at the end too, and a dry malty finish.
I really enjoyed this, easy, quaffable drinkability, I don’t know why I hadn’t tried this before at the Taproom.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great tasting ale and when not trying many of the other seasonals from Schlafy I always can count on this one when I visit the Taproom.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the taproom with beerdrenched. Pours a nice rich brown with light brown head that leaves some good lace. Aromas of toffee, chocolate, and medium roast coffee. Background earthy notes from the hops. The flavor has a lot of roast and some dark chocolate. Okay bitterness to finish. Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Not bad at all for a brown.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap-hop in the city 05-man, im impressed with this one! pours clear brown amber with a big sudsy beige head. nutty, peanut quality on the aroma with a significant dose of some leafy, earthy hops as well. nutty flavors dominate with a hint of chocolate. long cashew/peanuty finish that was very nice. medium body for the style. one of the better of this style!