auerbrau (3182) - 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.
hopdog (9570) - 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.
larryLSB (456) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz poured into a New Belgium chalice. Dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Good sized tan head that quickly dissipated. Nice nose of chocolate malt and grapefruit, complex. Taste is balanced, has that cola like feel. Medium bodied with a bit of a creamy texture, good stuff.
Torrefacto (800) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caoba oscuro, densa espuma marfil. Aromas de caramelo, toffee, y lķpulo afretado. Cuerpo y textura maltosa con sabor lupulado de mandarina y resinas.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The modest aroma offers up earthy tea, some chocolate, a bit of roasted malts and then faint somewhat vague hoppiness. The taste starts with chocolate malts and a sliver of fruity citrus and then it picks up earthy tea hops that quickly climb into resiny pine like hop bitterness. Roasted malts move forward toward the finish. This is working well.
arkurzynski (1686) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with garnet hues. Nose is light piney hops, brown sugar, molasses, toasted malt, cola, and faint roast. Flavor is light sweet pine, cocoa, mild brown sugar, and a dry, nutty roast finish. Lingering dry roast/coffee.
dfinney23 (2091) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This really didnít do anything for me, like rather than mixing the best of both worlds they canceled each other out, leaving just a mishmash of flavors. I mean, it tastes good but Iíd rather have a nut brown or an IPA. And Iím a huge fan of experimentation and mash-ups.
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, oranges, toast, toffee, pine, and tangerine. Taste is of chocolate, pine, bitter florals, toffee, and citrus.
travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is clear, a beige head, reddish brown in color. The smell is hops, malt, alcohol, chocolate, balanced, pine, great. The taste is more of the same, bitterness, alcohol. Good stuff.
ContemplateBeer (1658) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Actually reminds me a bit of a mint julep; nutty, caramel malts meet mint; woody notes and a bit of citrus. Appearance: Rich, hazy brown with a foamy tan head that fades into a mostly still skin. Flavor: Caramel and nuttiness up front meets with a more citrus-centric hop presence; bitter orange jam and chocolate loaf meet up at the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Wouldnít drink this everyday, but an interesting concept with able execution.
GIJOE (768) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown - in fact the brownest brown Iíve ever had. Very little of the typical reddish hue. Foamy off-white head that stays long. Moderate lacing.
Nose is malty and sweet with notes of raisin, citrus, cocoa, and roasted nuts. Taste is quite bitter as one might expect for an IPA, but surprising if youíre expecting something like a typical brown. Thin to medium body. Mild carbonation. This is a pleasant, very drinkable brew. Iíd take this over a Newcastle any day of the week and six times on Sunday.