jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, biscuits, caramel, earthiness and pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Nice balance. Notes of earthiness in the taste along with roasted malt, grass, sugar, all balanced with a lingering bitterness.
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark caramel color, cloudy, very light thin head. Malty and hop aroma. Thick beer, not quite syrupy, finish doesn’t linger too long. The Brown ale dominates, but the hops also show through. Alcohol presence is clear.
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This starts off with an interesting pine hop aroma. Pours a deep ruby red, with a quickly fading light tan head. The flavor is different, there’s a strange combination between the roasted brown notes, and the piney hop notes. There’s a bit of alcohol heat noticeable. This is a medium bodied beer. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one... it’s something that may grow on me, at the present I’m not overly sold on it.
mikem409 (1914) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at union. pours brown with no head. aroma of nuts and malt. taste kinda like a payday
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Beer Baron. Pours hazy light brown with light tan head. Aromas of citrus, light pine, little nut, and some caramel malts. Nice hoppy brown. Always works well when done right.
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice double brown, dark brown pour, not much head. nose is sweet and nutty with a decent hops kick.flavor is sweetm chocolate and nuts. well made interesting beer
Sammy (9989) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle from Champagne’s Cellar. This tastes a lot more hoppy than 19 ibu. More or less neutral aroma. Crowning white head on Brownish body with tons of lace at the end of a very drinkable brew. Grapefruit citrus taste, some herbal - lemongrass? A little sting on the palate.
Johnsense (1077) - - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Something different here - brown pour, 1 finger of head. Good lacing. Aroma of hops, dark nuts, roasted malt. Taste is more bitter than the aroma - Roasted mlats, toffee, fairly tart as well due to the hopping. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly easy drinking. Hopefully they got their bottling issues finally under control.
arkurzynski (1886) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of mikem409. Brown in color. Herbally hops and roasted/toasted malt. Light toasted malt and thin hopping. Fairly light and thin on the palate with generic bitter hop finish.
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear medium / dark brown brew with small head, ample lacing. Striking aroma of sweet malts, earth, grassy hops, spice. Taste is sweet malt at the start transitioning to a wonderfully complex blend of eathy tasts, spice, and a final flourish of complex bitter, with grassy tones dominating. Smooth as satisfying palatt. A fine, fine brew.