USA_MasterHop (15) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice malty nose, which runs into a little chocolate with a nice hint of nuttiness. Roasted taste, with sweetness. Good balance!
milewide (1696) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown color with average head and body. Malt made very modest contribution. Hops were mild but pleasant.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a medium-toned brown body with a slim, paper thin, tan head.
Smell: Pithy, resinous top note from the hoppier elements. Muted brown sugar, nuts, ashen roast, and ineffusive chocolate powder.
Taste: Earthy, roasted nuts. Very low hint of brown sugar, even lesser hint of cocoa powder. Some ashy soot, molasses. Never much sweetness present. Resinous, citric hops with a medium-plus bitterness. Light nutty, roasty flavors, as well as some sustained, scraping resins on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (barely), feels a little hollow. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A muddled hop-forward brown ale that, even with the addition of extra hops, still feels bland and lifeless.
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the detailed description of this beer, and I think they achieved what they were going for. Notes of bread, bitterness from the roasted malts, some caramel, and chocolate. A lot of stout & porter character. Not as nutty or as sweet as many brown ales. Mild hop flavor.
nuplastikk (4935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Dexters. Unfiltered amber-brown. Really off, disappointing aroma. Clearly infected. Really sub-par, upsetting. I might cry. Off caramel amber. Unimpressive.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head that has good retention. The aroma is lots of biscuit with caramel and slight chocolate malts. Taste is slightly sweet with tastes of caramel and bread, with a bitter finish. Medium creamy bodied with a mild amount of carbonation.
robgibbens (419) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown, but has some opaqueness against the light. Nice big foamy head! Aroma has a freshness, caramel. Taste is nicely balanced, malts don’t overpower hops and vice-versa. Goes down smooth with a nice coffee-ish finish.
jcos (1664) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Can on September 8th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, nuts, faint roast.
Taste: Caramel, light bitterness, faint roast, nuttiness.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.
Summary: Glad I finally got to try this. Nice amount of flavor, roast, sweetness, nicely balanced, and at a solid abv.
jrob21 (2842) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brickstore. A little spice and pine on the finish. Requisite Caramel malt aromas and sweet flavors. Some nutty flavors creeping in there as well. Pretty nice to style.
williamstome (1219) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour
Nice coffee and sweet malt aroma
Bitter roast and hop flavor