Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyds over Christmas. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate brown color with a good off-white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose carries some roasted brown malt, brown sugar, and a good pine-hop presence. Light chocolate as well. Flavor is more toward the chocolate and roast, though the hop bitterness comes through well. Medium body with a brisk bitterness and nice bit of roast. Very, very solid.
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Three Floyds brewpub. Pours a reddish ruby brown, decent layer of light brown/ white head with huge sheets of lacing that are thick as shit. Smell is subtle and malty. Tastes malty and a bit hop bitter, some coffee in there as well.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 version toned down to 6ish abv on tap @brewery. Pours clear dark brown with off-white head and great retention. Aroma is toast, cinnamon, pine, hint of roastiness. Taste is balanced pine, hint of molasses, brown sugar. Body is medium, viscous, low carbonation, dry roasty finish. Overall, this is good but I remember the old 7.7%abv being much much better when I enjoyed it years ago.
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crushed at GABF ’10. One hopped up brown, though that’s not all it has going for it. It has plenty of nutty and sweet caramel malt flavor to it as well. Not incredibly complex, but very tasty. But what else would you expect?
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, florals, cinnamon, and citrus. Flavor of grass, herbs, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, earth, and cocoa with a moderately bitter finish.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish with tan head and one of the best Brown Ales I have had, but of course it’s from FFF.
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Big hop aroma. Bronze coloured hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a nutty malt finish.
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010 - yes, I’m that far behind uploading my ticks. Pours hazy medium brown from the tap with a light beige head. The aroma is caramel malt - wort really - along with considerable herbal and citrus hops and nuts. Earthy and worty flavor with caramel, chocolate, nuts, and big hop bitterness. Slight citrus. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and decent smoothness. A nice "India Brown Ale" or whatever you call it.
smith4498 (3468) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brownish color with tan head. Sour aroma with some coffee and chocolate. I think this one’s infected. Tart flavor with some caramel, light hops. Medium body with average carbonation.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 3F. Pours a clear brown with small tan head. Aromas of bright hops, citrus, touch of pine, and some nuts. Flavors of citrus, hops, caramel malts, and some nuts. Pretty solid brown.