DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DRE 4Q 09. Pours hazy dark blackish brown with off-tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, hops. Tastes rich, complex, with roasty dark malt, dark choc, cacao, hazelnut, brown sugar, hops. Complex and delicious.
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Why can’t all brown ales be like this .. . light whiffs of dark caramel, toffee and pure dark chocolate bar on the tongue .. . very smooth .. . not speedy kids .. . a joy to drink and so awesome on cask! .. . Hank, how’d my head get so fat?
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draft @ Drafting Room Spring House] Dark brown with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, caramel malts, nuts, roast, and light cocoa. Taste of cocoa, caramel malts, nuts, citrus fruits, tobacco, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark ruby with a medium light beige head. The aroma is a sweet caramel and floral hop. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop flavor and nice lingering dry finish. Easy to drink a very good brown ale from sierra nevada.
mar (4995) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at a beerfest. brown with a cream head. nose is piney hops, esters and malts. nice on the palate with a piney, citrusy hop flavor that balances out well with the chocolate in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Church Key DC: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a large frothy, well-lacing light tan head. Has a fresh citrusy hop nose with a lightly toasted caramel maltiness. Starts with a nice light sweetness with some nutty character and lots of resiny piny hop flavor before a drier, crisp, bittersweet finish. A nice hoppy brown ale.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer Fort Worth. Wet Hopped. Pours a clear mahogany brown with a sticking tan head. Good lace. Aroma is quite nice and hoppy (floral and citrus) with a decent amount of chocolate. Taste is really hoppy (India brown?) with some bitterness and a nearly windex like note (not as unpleasant as it sounds). Some burnt brown sugar and dark caramel malts backing. Lively bubbles. Nice.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Sauce in Houston. Pours black with a tan head. Nose was of nut and roast malt. Taste was of coffee, roast malt and nut. Mouthfeel was medium and bitter. OK, but failed to impress.
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Ft. Worth Flying Saucer) Captain Keith describes this beer as an Imperial Wet Hopped Brown Ale.
Pours clear brown with nice creamy head. Nose of bitter hops and cocoa. Tastes like roasted malt, bitter hops and a creamy body. Nice and drinkable.
legion242 (2314) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty to look at in the glass. Soft palate feels very nice on the tongue. Fairly well balanced if not a bit leaning towardsd the hops. Decent but I would not have a second.