bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I really liked some of the other Triton beers, so it really sucked to wind up with this one. I am very curious to try this on tap somewhere since these bottles were waaaaaay off the description. Instead of nuttiness, caramel, and even coffee, it was sour, sour, and even vinegar. I think that if every batch was this bad it would be rated a solid 1/5, so I’ll definitely re-rate this if I get to try some that comes even close to matching the description.
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A rather odd brown, with a surprising and not terribly pleasant vinous quality that tends to overpower the normal nutty flavors of a brown. OK, but not for the price.
Drjohnrock (402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at 2013 Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha festival. Dark brown/coffee hue, firm sweet malty nose, somewhat light body but pleasant malty taste with some coffee elements, some complexity. Quite good for style. Tasted on August 24, 2013.
b3shine (4154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to taster (shared with jmborggren). Looks solid; a transparent brown with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty, but underwhelming. A little dough too. Tastes like it smells with a bitter, unpleasant mouthfeel. Nope.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz taster on tap at Cincinnati Beer Fest. Mostly hazy, darker amber, light brown color. Almost brown. Bigger khaki head. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium body. Toasty aroma, some light hop pineyness. Definitely hoppy for a brown, less malty than typical. Hint of metallic. Moderate bitterness, minimal sweet. Odd for a brown. Quite hoppy. But solid overall. A refreshing take on a brown ale.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 01-28-2012 at Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest-Indianapolis, IN. When poured, this beer entails a small tan head with good retention, hazy body with a brown-orange hue, and has spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, hint of hops and earthy. The Taste is malty, pine hops upfront and semi-crisp. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is quaffable, has a lingering hoppy aftertaste, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle of let down. I know most people don’t like browns but I normally do. Poured a muddy chocolate brown with a fizzy light beige head. Aroma has some off putting sourness about it, dough, bad nuts and fruitiness, not really what I like in my browns. Medium bodied with small bubbly tingly carbonation and a sour finish. Flavor of sour chocolate, slight nuttiness, bad coffee beans, some old fruit. This is a drain pour.
BergBrew (1) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was happy with the overall profile, but as other reviewers have indicated, there was an off sour taste to this beer. I’m thinking clove or banana - but definitely an unexpected sourness.
shrubber85 (6792) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Lactic toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Tart-lactic light toffee malt flavor. Light body. Not good.
queenholly (2560) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sharp sour malt aroma. Hazy brown with a moderate beige head. Tart sour malt, a bit of roast, and a light bitter flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation. I suspect some infection here.