Iphonephan (2688) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy brown with a thick ecru head. Rich caramel malt nose. Very effervescent mouthfeel. Hops kick in big time. Interesting but doesn’t completely work for me.
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle it ours a dark amber brown with a cream head. The aroma is of citrus and the taste is strong citrus with bitter overtones.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up in Augusta, GA. Pours a brown color with off white head. Nutty, roasty, malty aromas. Roasty, toffee, malty, nutty slight earthy flavors. Slight metallic flavors.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Bottle 355 ml Virginia Beach
Aroma chocolate, nutty, bit earthy with mild aromatic hop feel. Nice blend, soft finish. Very nice blend.
Top: larger cap, solid lace on glass.
Base: fine haze on light brown.
Palate : medium plus carbonation, drier than expected.
Taste: nutty front , dark soil with some bitterness with weave in alcohol heat. Good.
meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hops overload. Vorbonation overload. Metallic and overly bitter finish. Not a tradional brown, but good gor hop heads.
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a brown cold bottle. Reddish brown color, medium tan head, nice lacing. Bitter nutty smell. Watery Mineral initial taste, slight slight nutty, bitter taste.
novice101 (201) - - JUL 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with little off white colored head. Nose is very malty lots of sweet goodness. Taste is a bit bitter to start, must be a lot more hops than I expected but it mellows off into a bit of sweet malt with the finish being kind of dry. Nothing too special, too much hops for a brown ale in my opinion
NeoHippie2 (795) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aromas of malt and citrus/floral hops. Flavor is malty with some biscuit notes trying to come through but are almost drowned out by the hop character. Good brew, back off on the hops just a bit and it would be exceptional.
tympanic (163) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. No head, cola brown body. Slightly fizzy; tree bark, earthy, slightly hoppy. Average.
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown. Has a brown sugar and cocoa aroma. Taste starts strong with brown sugar and some roast that leaves a lingering bitter taste in the back of your mouth.