nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from daknole - thanks! Pours a ruddy brown color with a trim beige head. Smells of hops and toffee. Tastes of fruity hops initially, bitters in the mid, and finishes with sweet malt. Nice!
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, floral hops, roast, nuts, toffee malts, and light coffee. Taste of caramel, nuts, vanilla, citrus, cardboard, and light hop bitterness.
tmongoose (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
purchased on my trip to michigan. pretty nice when a stranger looks at what you have and says you have good taste in beer. still yet to be seen. but this beer is dark amber in color with nice offwhite head. lacing lingers for as long as you like. aroma is definitely nutbrown and hops. the sweetness of the malt on the first taste and i was sold this is a solid nutbrown ale that has been dry hopped. the malt texture is sweet but not sticky sweet like some i have had in the past. i actually do get an alochol burn on the end but in a good way..worth the venture and the cost for this beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. INFECTED BOTTLE! I tried to see past the sour funk of it, but it was just a little too intense. I did however get some of hop presence in there but the malts were overshadowed by the sour stink and funk. I ended up draining the last quarter of the bottle. Hopefully my next encounter will be better.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep opaque amber with a creamy beige head, spotty lacing. Nose was very malt driven with faint hop notes, somewhat floral. Flavor was a little roasty, a little hoppy and a little boozy. Would have expected a little more from these guys out of this one....
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Holy piss is that one malty ass ashy type earthy Brown Ale! Big malty/grainy/earthy nose... somewhat sweet too. Super Imperial Brown, oh yeah! Wished they toned down on the earthiness, but oddly enough because this beer has some good amount of sweetness it kinda works. Wow... yeah, big time lingering earth and soil. Its like drinking a Brown Ale that has filtered through a tree trunk!   Oh yeah, its hoppy too!
BelgianBeerGal (3255) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle. Not even sure what to say about this beer because it blurs so many lines. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, a medium tan head and spotty lacing. The aroma is strong/tart oranges, sweet hops and sweet malt plus some spice. The flavor start with a tart tang and then finishes with some darker malt bitterness. Pretty interesting and I’m still trying to figure it out...
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice caramel brown color bordering on chestnut. Nice white head and a bit of lacing. The nose is really nice, with some sweet and roasted brown malts along with some nice piney, floral, and earthy hops. Really love the concept, as this seems to be done differently than the typical hoppy brown. The taste scales back a bit with some slight bitterness, roast, and slightly-sweet malt. Good body and carbonation with a nice level of bitterness. Drinks quite well and I’m glad that put this into bottles.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with some light brown foam atop. Nose is definitely hoppy, light grass, fruits, gentle caramel malts, breads. Taste is moderately sweet but balanced. Full body and creamy smooth with light carbonation. Just slight alcohol presence in the aftertaste. Overall a pleasant twist on a brown.
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from whole foods. Pours dark brown redish small head. sweet aroma. Nice lace remains. cloying, sweetness, tart, warming. Not a good balance or finish though. It’s not offensive, just not something that makes me want to go back for another sip. Doesn’t really taste like a brown ale to me--was hoping for some carmel, brown sugar and good rounded flavor.