RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can poured into a Dimpled mug at 43°. Color is a nice dark brown with good carbonation and a tight tan head. Aroma is a deep scent of roasted malt with a light spicy hop note in back. Medium body that gives a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich with a bold roasted malt flavor, just a hint of coffee and a light sweet toffee taste, then a mellow bitterness tops it off. In the after taste the smooth roasted flavors slide back and let the bitterness show a little more with a nice spicy hop flavor. Overall its another great brew from these guys, looking forward to try more brews from them.
BMWiens (2) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of coffee predominate. Decent brown ale that will be good with hearty winter fare.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut/ruby brown with a decent sized head. Delightful aroma of chocolate infused with coffee grounds, with a dash of brown malt. Tasted like a prime example of a classy brown ale; sweet, chocolaty, malty, with a gentle touch of coffee on the finish. Fantastic for a style that sometimes disappoints.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a deep ruby color with a moderately full, beige, rocky, pillowy head which is somewhat diminishing and leaves scattered, soapy lace. The nose is pleasant with brown sugar, toffee, some earth, roasty background, and a light nutty presence. The flavor is carries more roast and nutty notes, lighter toffee and brown sugar, an earthy bitterness, and a very slight peaty note? The palate is more than medium, less than lively, and silky. The beer finishes fairly long with earth, roast, lingering sugar, and still a slight peat note. Certainly a unique attempt at a American brown ale, but seemed to carry some Scotch or Scottish characteristics. Plus, it carried the restrained roast of a brown porter. While quite different from most browns, it did still drink very easily. Certainly something I would drink again.
drjay44 (2446) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at a local. pours a medium light beige head, gradually thinning, with minimal lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 25) body....nose is coffee, with lighter chocolate, toffee/caramel, very light nutty tones....taste is light coffee, chocolate, toffee/caramel, finish with a light hazelnut tone...mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This is a pleasant Brown Ale, not overly heavily hopped, with a nice malt back bone. BJCP 8/3/13/4/6
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned, no pour (but have seen it many times). Nice roasted barley and light creamed coffee in nose, kinda smells like homebrew, i like it though. Taste is moderately sweet, big roast, cocoa, lingering med bitter. Great to slug out the can. Like the brew and don’t quite know why, good aesthetics i guess.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. Pours a dark hue of brown with small tan head on top, decent lacing. Aroma of caramel, a roastyness which is subtly smoky, and an earthyness which is hard to explain. Medium bodied, sweet and malty flavor, almost drinks like a scotch ale in both its feel and flavor. Sweet caramel with a roasted finish. Overall a pretty good brown I have to say.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoas, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering malty cocoa finish.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 draft. clean nose of brown malt (caramel, chocolate, vanilla), little to no aromatic hops, clean yeast profile. medium-full body; chewy texture; moderately sweet. a striaghtforward brown malt showcase with surprisingly cleaniness, something missing from the early batches from upslope. alcohol is a bit too high and the body a bit too syrupy but these are minor complaints.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-red, tan cover. Caramel, toasty, light roast aroma. Taste is sweet, toasty, caramel, earthy hops.