TATE (199) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a murky brown with a billowing tan head. Nice hop aroma. The can says its dry hopped. Its pretty cloudy. Browns are one of my favorite styles and this one is a little more hoppy than I was expecting though its pretty easy drinking. Thereís a little roasty sweetness at the beginning but it is quickly overpowered by the lingering hop bitterness at the end. At 6% the ABV is a little high for a brown. The balance is too hoppy for me but jamming hops into everything seems to be the popular trend these day.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a hazy amber/brown color with 2 fingers of off white head. Aroma of mellow roasted malt, toffee, nuts, and caramel. Taste is toffee, nuts, mild roasted malts, with an earthy finish.
BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours brown with a big white head. Malty aromas. Decent brown ale flavors with a noticeable hop presence that sets it apart from most other browns. Could almost call this a "Brown IPA".
kevinator (324) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average brown ale. The aroma was barely present with a slight tone of malt. Nice full brown color with a foamy head. Average carbonation with the weight being a little light. Malt presence with a hint of sweetness but very subtle. There was a hops bitterness on the finish. I like the malts to have a more roasted tone, which this did not have. Nothing exciting here.
574deadzone (538) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint can. Pours a rich, dark stained-wood brown with a thicker beige head that settles slowly leaving some hanging lace. Interesting complex nose involving plenty of dark malt tones including nuttiness, cocoa, some dark fruit, some roast and light peat smoke along with spicy hop undertones and doughy bread. Pretty sweet with a fair balancing bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy, softer, slick, with a lingering toasty bitter finish. A nice, nuanced brown.
nike (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can, brown pour, tan foam, aroma of caramel, bread, roasty. Taste was a little disappointing. It felt watered down and thin. Hints of caramel, chocolate, and slight roasted flavors. Not bad, just prefer a litter thicker brown ale.
cheap (3377) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clean spice aroma. Very nice pour, foaming liquidy thing. Big 3 inch head in my glass. From a 16 oz can. Quite strong fer a brown ale, and it could have more manners. Does have some of that stout thing going on. Yes, a little medicinal and alky like fer sure, sometimes cloying. Finish is difficult. Not impressed.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer Market. Pours brown to red slightly hazy with a beige medium head, aroma of caramel, dark bread with some sweetness, flavor is slightly bitter with caramel, dark bread and pine, nice sweetness, medium bodied
ThisWangsChung (448) - 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.
EthanFixell (5) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid for the style. One of my go to sixpoint options, certainly one of their most popular offerings. Nutty and malty.
Cybercat (2453) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a very thick and foamy light tan head. The growler I got foamed like a mad dog, so be careful! Strong aroma has malty, woody and fruity tones plus a hint of caramel. Flavor has malty and caramel notes with earthy, nutty and toffee hints for backup singers. Texture lacks fizz, though has OK body, leaves an earthy and hoppy finish. If not great, still worth a snort.