CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Pours a transparent copper mahogany with a small spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of semi-sweet toasty dark caramel malts with a light grapefruity hoppiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and a semi-sweet earthy chocolate flavor with a hint of nuttiness before a drier, smooth doughy finish. Pretty true to style and enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (7071) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"I think this got a raw deal being that it was served alongside 4 different versions of the bigger beer, but even so...we started with it, and it was pretty watery thin right off the bat. the aroma was light but pleasantly hoppy, and the flavor was also nice and refreshing, if a bit on the weak side, even for a brown. it was pretty unique, though, tiny bits of syrup flavorsmingling with the hops. going back to it after sips of the 10% beer, though, were just a waste."
jredmond (6284) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at monks cafe. Pours a clear dark red body. Aroma is slight malt. Flavor is light, notes of bitter hop and sweet malt.
egajdzis (5573) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light floral hops, citrus, wood, and light nuts. Taste of caramel, toffee, citrus, and light hops in the finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish copper brown with a fizzy white head. Skunky marajuna hops aroma. Sweet malty lemon and woody taste. Quite refreshing.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and faint retention. Malty body dark fruit tones raisins and a citrus sort of sweetness. A bit thin with very light carbonation. Light sweetness and a mild finish.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Citrus and pine hop nose with roast, apple and a bit of maple. Earthy hop flavor with a lot of tea character and a bit of roasty. Not bad, but I’m hoping Life & Limb is much better.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ The Front Door, Boise: Pours a light amber color with a light head. The nose is light and toasty with some light hops and some fragrant malt. Not quite as full and fresh as its predecessor but it’s an easy drinking beer. Partigyle is a bit dated, but it’s fun to taste the outcome on certain styles such as this. Unfortunately, they blew this one out of the water with the tumbler so there’s no need for this anymore.
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Falling Rock - a very dry, very hoppy brown ale, with some dry cocoa and roasted nuts - but mostly, the hops are the star of the show, and compliment a subtle woodiness - a touch of brown sugar sweetness, but for the most part, this is a very hoppy, dry, tasty session ale.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at a CL release. Pours a deep copper red and a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy, woody, moderately sharp sweetness, rough harsh burnt malts and toffee, roast, green woody hops, light citrus and sweet. Flavor is sweet and hoppy trying to cover up some astringency from some burnt malts, astringent over-sparge and slight solvent, some apple and earth - eh- ok.