bchristopherb (1) - - APR 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It looks pretty. Now for the rest of the story. Horribly over-hopped. Hops aroma completly masks any aroma of malt. The same goes for taste-- all I get is hops, hops, hops, with a very long, resinous-bitter finish. I had three friends do a blind taste test, and not one of them identified this as a brown ale. Two actually thought it was IPA!
If you like IPA, you might like this. If you are expecting the character, flavor, and aroma of a brown ale, you’ll be disapointed.
csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - average size foamy head, dark brown color with an amber hue around the edges, good nutty malty aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, pretty good overall
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Bif (1540) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Llywelyn’s Pub in St Charles. Served a dark brown color with a thick head that faded to nice lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of caramel and light touch of grain. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness with bit of garin in the background. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, smooth and a bit creamy. Nice beer, for the style.
ilovedarkbeer (2316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a small soapy head. Notes of hazelnuts, brown sugar, pie crust, and syrup.
wxman (1459) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden copper with a big full antique lace head that goes a little flat after a couple of minutes. Aroma is dry grain and floral spiciness. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttery biscuits and a little hop bitterness to finish it off. Good product.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont. Dark caramel brown body with thin head. Nose is vanilla, creamy, malty. Tate is malty, roasty. Very creamy texture. Nice.
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Paradiso dupont. Pours a clear cola red. Medium tan Foam. Spots of lacing. Nose is hazelnut, praline, cookie. Taste is really nice peanut butter chocolate cookie, woah, hazelnut, almond, praline, Toblerone. Surprisingly good. Worth finding. Palate finishes with a harsh metal twang typical of Paradiso’s tap system. I’ll ignore that.
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Llwelyn’s in St. Charles. It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was a little hoppy with citrus and a touch of maltiness. The taste was slightly grainy, a little citrus hoppiness, since it was dry-hopped, but lacks depth and backbone. Not bad.
MadRobin (2031) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, DC.
Clear, dense ruby-red with large yellow-tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of mild sweet roasted malt, chocolate, toast, grass and citrus.
Taste of grass, mild spiciness, sweet roasted malt, toast and citrus.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy briwn color, beige edge head. Aroma of pumpernickel and cocoa. Taste is similar. Tasty stuff.