auerbrau (3117) - 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.
AndyW68 (780) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with red tint. Aroma of sweet roast malt. Just a tad overbalanced to the bitter side. Overall pretty good.
b3shine (4203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a translucent dark brown with off-white lacing. Smells of chocolate, hops, and roast Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with a pleasant mouthfeel. Damn tasty!
Frank (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I might say this is a really hoppy porter or maybe a black IPA by taste. It is brown though so it would be a brown black IPA and I donít even wanna touch that. In any case, aside from being brown, this is a pretty nice looking beer with a long lasting tan had. Itís a hop forward beer but it has plenty of malt character as well. It is rather dry especially for a big beer but it still has a nice thick texture and vigorous but fine carbonation lends it creaminess. A lot of times beers like this have flavors that clash but Smuttynose did really nice work with this one.
kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Slightly sweet aroma but mostly dull. Medium bodied and very malty but with a quick upfront hit if hops
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marv3mania (154) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fairly plain brown color with a huge light-tan head which leaves some pretty significant lacing. Aroma is malty with some pine hops. Itís pretty subdued, but nice nonetheless. Taste is a nice caramel and toffee malt base surrounded by some earthy pine hops. A very interesting combination, but I like it.
LinusStick (2737) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deliciously complex and tasty beer! Aroma was big and full. Roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. A slight hoppiness is there but the big malt character is dominant. Pour was a nice dark brown with a light tan ring for a head. Taste was delicious. Roasted malt. cocoa and and caramel were there but the hops came out stronger than in the aroma. Grassy and slightly bitter; playing perfectly to the big malt backbone. As it warmed, a slightly nutty and chocolate flavor came out further adding to the complexity. Nice carbonation. Glad I picked this up
Lukaduke (1669) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Birch. Pours a deep van dyke brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is a nice complex array of earthy grain, toasted brown malt, cocoa powder pine and citrus. The palate follows the nose with that burnt chocolate malt, nice roasted grain and a punchy hop presence that adds some refreshing highlights and loads of complexity to the mid to late palate. The hop presence also cuts through the round body and lingers with a citrusy cocoa dust pine cone finish.
trapped (558) - TURKEY - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown with beige spongy head, chocolate-caramel aroma, mocha taste, low carbonation, long bitter finish with a bit of alcohol aftertaste. Very nice strong brew.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Brown with small head. I didnít realize the ABV of this until I had finished it. Booze was pretty well hidden. Quite malty base with medium hops in the finish. I like the idea better than the execution.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a muddy brown with some lacing, beige head. Nose has a strong orange component, blood orange, soapy, pithy, some caramel, some brown sugar, a little bread crust, some dried pine needles. Flavor is bitter and pithy, orange rind, a little grapefruit rind, pine needles, soap, bread crust, brown sugar. Spicy, bitter, zesty finish.