anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Biebs. Brown in color with a khaki/tan head. Nose has a nice coffee and roasted malt profile to it. Some pine and earthy hops, a bit of chalk, and lots of cocoa powder. Solid bitterness on the palate. Lots of earthy hops, some herbal notes, and pine. Very heavy toasted malt and nuts. Some chocolate and cocoa powder, a fair amount of roast, too.
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, oats, dark fruit. Tastes of roast, floral notes, citrus, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid.
Frank (2781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first from this brewery, which I have heard so much about, and I am impressed. It is a garnet brown color with a ring of a fine-bubbled tan head. The nose is rich and roasty and it has a big coffee-like flavor w/o hardly any ashiness and some hoppy notes around the edge. I would call this more of a porter than a stout as much as there’s a difference between the styles and it stands up to some of the very best in the Midwest.
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 32oz growler. Very dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Looks nice. Great nose... Toasty, chocolate, coffee. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Awesome bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Wow, fantastic brown ale. Edges ATG Brown Note out as the best brown I’ve tasted. Super brown! Hard to imagine doing the style better than this. Complex and super flavorful.
GJF (1237) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in the tasting room. Dark brown pour. Tons of roast malt and coffee flavors. Really more of a porter than a brown (although I’m OK with that). Semi-sweet flavor dries out in the finish.
BVery (5984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toppling Goliath. Dark brown dense pour with a small spotty beige head. Lots of coffee and roasted malt. Full palate. Awesome.
theothermatt (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at El Bait Shop. Dark pour, light head. Huge caramel and sticky sweet nose. Rich and sweet. Chocolate, caramel, toffee. Much too rich for it's limited ABV.
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has notes of coffee and coconut. Sweet taste with roasty characteristics. Medium bodied and low carbonation.
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark chestnut, medium tan creamy head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, toffee. Flavor is similar, medium sweet, light bitter, a bit of artificial smoke. Medium body, a bit of acid, creamy.