ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 3/22/13. 16 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours an attractive chestnut brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade that isnít particularly creamy-looking. The lacing, however, is fantastic.
S: On the first inhale, it seems like itís overly hoppy...but the hop profile seems to fade a touch as it warms up. This allows the notes of brown sugar, molasses, cola, and nuts to appear next to the citrusy/grapefruit hops. Iím actually intrigued - this smells like it will work!
T: And actually, it kind of does. Dry nuttiness opens the flavor profile up, before finishing with a combination of citrusy hops and sweet, vaguely chocolaty malts. Good cohesion between the hop/malt interplay helps make it surprisingly pleasant, but there is a lack of depth here.
M: A bit thin, and not particularly creamy. The feel is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, though, and it drinks easily.
O: Very solid - one of the better Sixpoint offerings Iíve had. Hopped-up dark beers tend to be hit or miss, and Iíd reckon this is an almost unqualified hit (and needless to say, it works FAR better than Diesel did). I say almost because it does lack a couple things, such as complexity, but Iíd have no trouble revisiting this one again.
unclemattie (3993) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Medium brown color. Roasted malts, deeply toasted grains. Flavor is sweet malt, burnt toasted bread. Harsh bitterness in the finish. Way better than Newcastle Brown Ale. (3989)
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ron's. Pours a clear light orange color with a light white head. Aroma is lightly malty, some bitter notes. Flavor is light, dry, sweet and malty. Very seasonable.
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Patrickctenchi (2879) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy brown with a huge tan head.
Toffee, nut, breadheel aroma....a little stale chocolate.
Taste is caramel malt, bread, roasty.....
Slightly watery, but not bad overall.
USA_MasterHop (13) - 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 (1363) - 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 (4272) - 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 (334) - 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 (4086) - 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 (2086) - 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 (387) - 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 donít overpower hops and vice-versa. Goes down smooth with a nice coffee-ish finish.