jgb9348 (5022) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice crisp brown coloured body that is slightly clear at the bottom, with a two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent resinous hops, pine, alcohol, roasted malt, belgian yeast and somehow even more deeply pungent hops. Medium-bodied; Deep roasted malt flavour with some nuts and earth noticeable, all with a lot of hops overhead and a good pine and grapefruit flavour. Aftertaste shows a good balance of roasted malts coupled with some bright hops and a pleasant sweet and deep coffee flavour at the finish. Overall, a nicely layered and complex beer for the style with a lot of hops (pungent, too) with a good and robust malt profile. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2015.
Padron4KM (633) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle.
Deep chestnut brown, thin beige head, minimal lace.
Aroma is sweet and rich, caramel, toffee, nutty, alcohol, but then there are some resiny notes in there too. Flavor starts sweet, brown sugar, caramel, alcohol, but finishes with a nice hop bitterness.
Jabah (180) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much what the description says....a hoppy strong/double brown ale. I usually find these stronger browns in the 8% plus range on the sweeter side, or not balanced that great. The extra hops here helps to solve that problem. Almost like a winter-style IPA. Has a darker brown appearance with a semi-frothy tan head. I would get this again.
arn8897 (123) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Aromas of caramel and candied hops. Flavors of caramel and toasty, bread and some, spruce, citrus. Nice beer for a hot day. Medium to light mouth feel.
milewide (1710) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty and carmel favors. Leans sweet. Clear brown color. Hops balance sweetness.
e303 (200) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots and lots of candied hops. Like caramel hops. It's weird. Don't know that I've ever had anything like this before. I like it.
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shigadeyo (3192) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/04/2015 (draught at The Littlefield in Cincinnati) and 5/14/2015 (bottle): Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale... Aroma is caramelized malt, brown sugar, tea, and some hard candy orange citrus with a touch of resin. Hazy brunette color with a thick and frothy beige-colored head thatís lasting. Malty and rich, but not too much. The hops come through right away and are crisp in the middle along with some tea, leather, cedar, and root beer . Thereís a good dose of earthy, citrus, and herbal/resin hop flavor and bitterness in the dry, caramel finish (thereís a touch of nutty coffee as the beer warms as well). Medium-full body, smooth, good mouthfeel. Iíve had this on tap and then found a 6-pack. On tap, this beer is more malty and sweet whereas more of the hops comes through from the bottled version. Although they seem a bit different between the formats, I definitely like them both quite a bit. Quite complex and gets even better as it warms. This is a really good hoppy brown ale.
jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy mahogany with a dark tan head. Aroma of maple syrup malt and slight note of pine hops. Taste is very malty with a bit of toasted notes mixing with hops for a subtle but noticeable bitterness.
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Douberd (3076) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty) Bottle 355 ml at home, as Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale. Served into a teku glass, ABV 8.4%
Brown coloured body with a tall and thick beige head sittig on top. Very good retention, it leaves medium lacing on the glass after it has collapsed.
Nice aroma with toffee, light coffee, alcohol, vanilla.
Taste follows, light alcohol, vanilla, light coffee, some chocolate, hops, mildly bitter with a long aftertaste.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Very nice, I didnít expect it to be that good,
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Caramel, chocolate, roasty, and pine.