hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
She pours a dark brown/close to black color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger foamy white head that dies at a nice pace and leaves some nice lacing sticking cleanly around the sides of the glass.
The smell has some roasty coffee forward Brown Ale-ness that pulls out some toast and toffee, faint bitter hops try to come through but maintain a nice background.
The taste takes the previous flavors and adds a nice dark fruitiness to it, also there seems to be an element of Coca Cola coming in. There is a long dark sweet fruity Coca-Cola like aftertaste and a dry sweet sticky finish.
On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality to it. Carbonation runs pretty smooth and coats the tongue and mouth nicely.
Overall, roasty and malty like a Brown ale that is normal for its style, but the hops that are said to be in are extremely subdued.
daknole (8925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Brown pour, very light tan head. Roasted malt, toasted nuts, wheat bread, and has more hops than most brown ales Ive tried.
WillRunForBeer (558) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Root beer brown with a lacey brown head. Aromas of caramel and roasted malts. Flavor is caramel malt, some roastiness, and an earthy, oaky dryness in the finish. This is less than two weeks old and an okay brown, but definitely doesn’t remind me of a pale ale like the label suggests.
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. All beers sampled here were above average. Purchased several bottles from the craft beer store down the street for further study. Will update these ratings after trying each one again from the bottle at home.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a mostly pitch black color, with a off-white head. Aroma was roasred, bitter chocolate notes, with roasted malt notes. Flavor was dark roasted chocolates, malts. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is dates and figs, nutty and toast malt. Flavor is chocolate and toast malt, dates, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hampton Falls Market, a nice beer spot. Black color, fine brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of hazelnuts, earthy toast, subtle cocoa. Taste is earthy cocoa powder. Not bad.
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a thick, pillowy tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is nuts and spice with some bread and mold hops. Taste is hazelnut, toasted grain, sourdough rolls, nutmeg, and hops. Kind of foamy on the palate. Much better than expected.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted nuts and candy-like toffee/caramel in the aroma. Slightly sweet and smoothly malty. Great finish/aftertaste.
mcox90 (1525) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from The Beer Store, Nashua NH. Pours dark brown with a never ending 3 finger beige head. Huge angry head eventually settles down and leaves a coating of lace. Nutty, earthy aroma. Slightly sweet up front with some brown sugar flavor giving way to some slight hop bitterness. Moderate in body with active carbonation.