thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with off white head and tons of lace. Aroma is light hops and malts with light chocolate. Taste is sweet malts, mild spice, plenty of bitterness seems more akin to a black IPA. Medium body with dry, sticky bitter finish
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 2/27/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods. Pours deep amber, just letting a bit of fiery light through, with a huge, rocky beige head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is some nutty cocoa nib malt with a nice dose of spicy and green hops bitterness, and just a touch of fruity esters. The flavor is on the lighter side with the spicy and bitter hops coming through nicely and even a bit more fruitiness than on the nose. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long spicy hops and lightly nutty/fruity finish.
joejames (27) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours mahogany/red. Quick head with some lacing. Smells floral/earthy. Tastes of bitter chocolate, coffee and grass, medium-light body. Slightly metallic, bittersweet finish. Middle of the road offering.
Beachmaster (41) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a moderate head which quickly fades. No lacing. Nose is citrusy hops. Taste is spicy and hoppy. Not one I’d buy again.
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into shaker. Dark brown. Malty aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, ginger taste. Smooth finish. None of the hops, bitterness, or flowery aroma that are advertised are present. This is more like a porter to me.
crajun (866) - , Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sucks. I don’t like this brewery much based on the beers I have rated. I don’t even think this is a brown?? Slight coffee and musk in aroma cloudy red brown pour. Taste is hoppy throughout but not enjoyable at all
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Murky brown color with red tints. Foamy light brown head that settles down to an uneven head like pond scum. Malty aroma with a smoky flavor. Fairly full body with a burnt, bitter finish.
IndianaRed (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with a clear amber brown color. Sharp and toasty malt flavors. rather sharp with a nice bitter bight. A bit brash for a Brown.
scotchzombie (259) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown and clear with an amber tint. Head is bubbly foam and beige. Some thickness and lacing. Aroma is nutty, earthy roasted malt. Taste is surprisingly bitter-focused. Quite crisp and active on the palate. Earthy notes and roast malt. Astringent and bitter aftertaste. Plenty of taste here, which was unexpected and appreciated. However, I don't know that I like the taste - just too unbalanced. Wish it brought out a bit more sweet caramel or chocolate.
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jsmerig (1098) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy deep brown with a frothy thick tan head. Aroma of smoke and coffee and a grassy earthy scent. Taste is dark roasted and smokey. Finishes with a slightly sour smokey bitterness in the finish.
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radio_nowhere (676) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their taphouse in Farmville. Dark amber’ish brown color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuttiness with light citrus hop backing. Taste adds some roastiness, kind of a earthiness to it, balanced with some hop bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, malty, nutty, with slight bitter roast finish. Seems hoppier then the average brown ale and I like it.