Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A HUGE head that oh so slowly falls. Really cool looking lacing. That head is beige and the beer under it is clear dark amber. This is earthy with roasted brown sugar, some complex fruit that includes citrus. Sulfur, too. This one just didn’t quite work.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Pretty average brown ale. Malty with some light sweetness. Roast with some very light nut.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A great brown ale from Three Heads. I love the artwork and stories behind such creative beers.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 5/6/14
Aroma: The aroma is mostly burnt and toasted malts, with some underlying earthy hops
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a frothy beige head and drippy lace spots
Flavor: Flavor-wise, it is malty and dry, like slightly burnt toast, with pretty minimal sweetness
Palate: The mouthfeel is clean and also a little chalky, with a fairly dry finish
This is an interesting beer. I get a lot of burnt toast flavors out of it, and it is quite malty, despite not being sweet at all. Interesting stuff. Maybe a bit one notes, but interesting stuff none-the-less.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Nose was earthy vienna malt, big hops, nuts. Tasted like a hoppy nut brown ale with huge complexity and solid balance, and I even got some figgy notes late. Left me wanting more.
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a thin tan head. Piney aroma. Sharp bitterness from both hops and roasted malt. Piney hop flavor is a bit overpowering and way too much bitterness for the style in my opinion. Mouthfeel is a bit thin as well, just an average beer and pretty disappointing for the 7 bucks I shelled out for a bomber.
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MacGregor’s. Dark brown color with a frothy and medium creamy beige head with a decent duration. Aroma is toasty, light sweet and caramel. Flavor has toffee notes with caramel and toasted. Moderate final with a slight bitterness. Enjoyable
jb (2936) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a brown fan but really enjoyed this one. On tap at MacGregor’s. Beautiful looking, reddish brown, pretty filtered looking. Rich malty nose. Palate is malty but balanced. No off tastes, which in my mind many brown’s have. Well done.