thicksuds (445) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 I think this is a black IPA...a bit boozy, but this beer has alot going on, a unique flavor I have never tasted, sort of like a black IPA with some different flavors going on, more like a strong porter, but hoppy, with a super bitter finish, and real hoppy, such a strong hop profile. Really solid. Its like a mix between a barleywine and a porter, and its done right.
mtdewa1 (374) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour, one finger khaki head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, vanilla,pine and some hop presence. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and a touch of hops at end. Oily thicker mouthfel. Very good for a newer style.
bubblehouse (546) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting to say the least is both hoppy and has a slight caramel flavor. Good aroma. Not my thing but its good.
AndySnow (4212) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla, some spices, malt, cookies.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, cocoa, citrus, hops, caramel.
BroSpud (1755) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head and plenty of lacing left in the glass. Pretty decent hop aromas. Caramel malt notes quickly obscured by citrus and pine hop flavors which are always welcome. Would defintely consider this as more of an IPA that happens to be brown than a brown ale. I like it.
scarletfire65 (1005) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour with a huge chunky head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is chocolate, piney hops, char. Full bodied and viscous, creamy. Starts out just slightly sweet. Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, and pine needles. Finishes big and dry. Chocolatey hops linger into the far finish. Great beer.
samsmith33 (441) - - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is smoke, veggie, brandy.
Appearance: Dark dark brown, white head, lasting.
Taste: veggie, rum, barley, bread
On tap at Blend.
dmac (4282) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Xroads drank the night of purchase. Poured a super dark blackish brown with a smaller to average foamy light beige head. Aroma is okay,notes of hoppy bright citrus notes, grapefruit citrus mostly, softer chocolate, some breads and crusts along with grains. Medium body, slightly syrupy, small tight bubbly carbonation and a lingering bitterness with that syrupy mouthfeel remaining. Flavor is the same as the aroma but bolstered up and more in your face especailly the hoppiness. Good good beer.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color with decent opacity. The head is about three fingers high, and mocha in shade. Retention is good, leaving behind plenty of sticky lace on the glass.
S: At first, this brings a strong note of citrusy, pineapple-y hops - maybe a bit of pine, as well. Once it opens up, while it never loses the hop profile, it becomes very chocolaty. Let it open up even further, and the pine takes over. Hoppy browns donít always do it for me, but when they do, Iíd want them to smell like this. Nice work.
T: The hop profile hits the palate first. Thereís a ton of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel to start and a more piny bitterness to end it. Iím also getting a gentle roasted quality on its finish, too: this helps to balance out the chocolaty middle and hop bitterness some. Itís balanced quite well, in the sense that the hops and malts are very well intertwined within each other. Ultimately though - subverting the classical definition of íbalanceí - the hops win out, but not unpleasantly by any means.
M: Very light for 8.4%. That, and the sweetness doesnít linger excessively - what does linger are some hop resins. Even without intense carbonation, this goes down really easy.
O: Yum. Hoppy browns/porters can be pretty hit-or-miss, but this one works very effectively. Itís all about the integration of flavors - nothing here really clashes. That, and itís superbly easy to drink. Letís just say Iím pretty glad I bought a six pack of this stuff.
Berard (357) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours brownish black with thin white head. Tasty brown with nice hop bite but limited complexity.
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rollerton (106) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. Pours almost ni head. Aroma is roasted and earthy, taste is also roasted. A very good brown ale, very complex and balanced!