BrewMoose (82) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours with a small tan head. Roast and chocolate aromas. Very little hop aroma. Chocolate roasty and some hop bitterness in the flavor. Not much hop aroma and flavor for an IPA. definitely not a black IPA much more of an American Brown Ale.
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merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours really well, has a great deep reddish brown color with a nice thick creamy off white head and great lacing, well carbontated too. The smell is amazing with a great blend of several malts and hops blended well and a mild nutty smell lingering. The taste is good with a great blend of several malts and a decent hoppiness,citrus flaovr that follows but is not overpowering. The mouthfell is mellow with a mild citrusy flavor and a malty carmel taste lingering. Overall, a great beer that I am upset that they don’t distribute in my area. A great blend of two different styles that blended well together. My second beer from this brewer and they both were amazing, highly recommend.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque brown with a slight tan head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing down the glass.
Smells of mostly chocolate malt. Taste is pretty similar. Lots of chocolate notes with some hop presence although not quite as much as expected from the name. Additional chocolate bitterness is also detectable. Taste every slightly favors malt but is not overly sweet.
Mouthfeel is good and creamy with a good level of carbonation.
Pretty decent beer. Better than the Big Hoppy Monster. Delivers a good hop presence while still staying true to the flavor profile of a brown.
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a leathery brown with quite a bit of light poking through and a quickly-dying head. Initial impression of the aromas is that it has a heavy smell of dates and figs with little hops presence, but flavor starts there and transitions to a sort of non-defined hop bitterness with some of that brown sugar-like edge poking through. The beer is interesting, but solid.
Boarderlime (8) - - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hoppiness of an IPA with the sweet balance of a brown. This beer is full bodied and dark, lots of flavor, but smooth.
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musinj6 (402) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear brown with one finger head and light lacing. Herbal, piney hop aroma with toast malt and some caramel. Mildly sweet up front and turns moderately bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean on the palate. This is drinkable. Not bad at all.
atlrizzob (161) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with a khaki head. Smell is caramel, oak, and a light hop. Tastes slightly of hops with hints of roast and molasses. Very smooth, good brew.
Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark mahogany with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is much different. Still has some roasted malts, but it is loaded with bitterness...piney and delicious. A bold and tasty version of a brown IPA.
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and hops. Roasted malt flavors that finishes smooth and bitter.
drfabulous (4051) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from four pack bought at Asheville Whole Foods. Big brown pour. Kind of a sweet sherry taste. Some say citrus but more sherry and brown with slightly hoppy style. Different.