auerbrau (3077) - 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.
DuffMan (5768) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with GCDP. Hazy red-brown body crowned by a foamy light beige head that retains impressively. Aroma is sweet dark malts with overripe fruits. This carries over into the palate as well, with a piney bitter finish. Tasty, but a bit sweet.
Handypaul (92) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown giving a big frothy tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is burnt sugar, hints of chocolate and coffee. Lightly sweet, medium bitter with a hint of sourness on my tongue. Medium body average to lively carbonation and a bitter finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention, nice lacing. Aroma of brown malts, herbal hops, stone fruits. The taste is caramel, brown malts, spicy hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, low carbonation.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This should be an alias for Portsmouth Imperial brown that is where the brewer first brewed this one. The hop bill is a little different but flavor is close to the same
TURDFERGUSON (3735) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at samís. pours a beauty reddish brown with a thick, yellow cream colored head that is sticky icky. Right on point for the style, apperance-wise. Nose is heavily malty, some piney, earthy hops. Flavor is similar. Very malty-more of a slightly hoppy brown than a black ipa as Oldgrowth noted. Solid but id prefer it more on the IPA side of things. The RHye was amazing though.
OldGrowth (2324) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma. Sweet. Wonderful mix of malt and hops. Rich carmel chocolate, subtle citrus, orange and grapefruit. Orangy brown color. Good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body. Creamy oily mouthfeel. Sweet bitter finish. I like it. More brown than ipa. But very nice. Imo.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is hoppy, chocolate, hop forward. The appearance is hazy red/brown, cream colored head. The flavor is chocolate, nuts, earth, pine, flowers, nice. Again hop forward. The finish is pine, citrus, resin. Medium in body, slightly thick. Nicely done.
radarsock (617) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$8 at Three Penny. To tulip, it pours a a dark, ruby-tinted brown with a whitish ringed head. Tastes and smells of poppy seeds, bitter chocolate, curry powder, Munich malt, American hops, pine needles, and burnt plastic. Yeast, aloe vera, raisins, black liquorice, and cardamom by swallow. Damn good. Worth the ten minute+ walk from the dorms up the hill.
jkwood04 (2901) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle (557 out of 828) in a teku. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts plus a good amount of citrusy and floral hops. Flavor about the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
madmitch76 (12072) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th February 2013
Cheers again to Leighton for the New England haul. Murky chocolate brown beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light palate, softish and dry. Mellow coffee cream with good bitter pine hops. Touch of citrus. Mild malt cream. Softish finish with mild bitter linger. Good stuff, refreshing and drinkable.