auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Prime 16 - New Haven, CT. Aroma is a green, bristly raw hop resin on the catty side. The palate is a clash of the titans, dark brown malts against a rough, coarse hoppiness. Iím not digging the hop profile and the malt profile gets buried by it. Dry.
Jow (1865) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at stags head. Pours a murky brown with decent head. Nose is piney hops. Tastes of earthy bitterness, resin, pine, toast, and some grapefruit. Bitter palate a touch harsh bit still pleasant.
Reynolds314 (2102) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is a bit of a mystery because I had this on draft at the darkest vampire bar Ive ever been to. Aroma is herbal and grassy hops with some chocolate and toffee. Taste is lightly sweet and very hoppy with a bit of a harsh bitterness at the end but not too bad. Pretty good beer.
ben4321 (3564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite, 4/18/14, as Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale
Aroma: The aroma is nutty malts, some roasted notes, chocolate, pine, and booze
Appearance: It pours a murky brown color with a small tan head and drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is roasted/burnt malts and nuts, earthy hops, pine, and a hint of booze
Palate: Medium-full bodied, it has an average-plus carbonation, a bit of heat, and a long, dry finish
I thought this beer was only okay overall. Thereís no major flaw among the various components, but they just donít meld together all that well. Decent.
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and drinkable. Some thick features and quite creamy too. VEry enjoyable in all.
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a one finger frothy beige head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is pretty nice, plenty of nutty maltiness with a bit of chocolate and some nice bright hoppiness. The flavor isnít the best for me, the malt is a bit too dusty and husky up front, just a little sweetness, and a light coffee flavor towards the back end. Plenty of citrus hops in here, but it doesnít really work all that well in a Brown Ale for me. The nutty notes donít really blend too well with the fairly aggressive bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fizzy soft carbonation. Meh, this one just doesnít do it for me, I think Iíll take my Brown Ales and IPAs in separate glasses please.
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge fan of aba to begin with. Looks great tho. Different choice of hops might go a long way in keeping the mellow aspect of the more traditional version.
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zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Under Durty Mud Season label. Copper pour with a thick tan head. Light and mild hop and nutty malt aroma. Very subtle though. Slightly hoppy at the start of the flavor with a malty, cocoa and nutty combination in the middle. Hops linger on for a bit and leave a slightly dry aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a moderate brown color (go figure) with a big off white head. Aroma is of grassy/citrus/lightly floral hops, caramel and some nutty notes. Taste is a solid does of pine/citrus and floral hops, light caramel, toast and some grassy notes get in there with some mild milk chocolate, nuts and mild sweetness before finishing rather bitter. Decent brown.
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie and nutty malt with earthy and spicy hops, light citrus notes and dates. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting cookie malt and dates with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
wlajwl (3555) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts, spices and light citrus/pine. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, hop resin, malts and a long and very bitter finish. Getting the impression if you want a strongly bitter IPA/IPA variant, Smuttynose is among the best.