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 (3242) - 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 Iím still trying to figure it out...
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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 Iím 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. Itís not offensive, just not something that makes me want to go back for another sip. Doesnít really taste like a brown ale to me--was hoping for some carmel, brown sugar and good rounded flavor.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big thanks to PhiDelt for this extra...12 oz bottle into my Narke tulip.
Dark brown pour with a nice tan head, good retention and lacing...The aroma is really, lots of clean fresh hops, a little earthy dirt, and coffee...The taste is really pretty nice, lots of flavor, coffee undertones throughout, some light peanuts, and dirt as well. I normally donít like browns but this is really really good and flavorful. The feel is pretty good.
Overall, a really nice new take on a brown ale, worth a shot for sure.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
shared at the tampa crew tuesday tasting. odd aroma of chocolate with some undertones of something similar to carrots. thin body, light sweetness, somewhat sticky.
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sunset for their Shorts event prior to EBF. Pours a deep caramel brown color. Big sweet caramel, toast and malt. Caramel sweet, toasty and warm. Booze and tangy malt. Sweet caramel. Decent, with a nice warm finish.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark reddish brown. nice frothy white head. aroma is roasted caramel, citrus hoppiness, maltyness taste is malty, nuts, caramel, licorace, hoppy citrus. coffee. medium mouthfeel, sticky. overall a pretty decent brew
tgncc (2894) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Via trade with rayl101. (We donít get Shorts around here.) Dry hopping dominates the aroma, earthy, citrusy and peach hops to be exact. Light funk too (???). The appearance is opaque deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is sour, almost funky, earthy, hoppy...again the dry hopping dominates. Under this is caramel, nuts, chocolate. The body is medium to medium/thick. The finish is wierd earthy and resiny hops. Wierd but interesting. Thanks, Kevin.