bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and roasted grain.
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Upslope. Brown in color with a khaki head. Really nutty, roasty, and toasty aroma. Sweet bread, some toffee, earth, and a hint of coffee. Kind of nutty flavor. Roast, toast, and earth. Some toffee, a bit of coffee, chocolate, and light bitterness.
Ratman197 (9864) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9726) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, nutty), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
adnielsen (9122) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 Tap at brewery. Orange/brown colored body with a nice sized brown body. Nutty and well done brown malty aroma. Nutty flavor and brown malts create a full body. Well done.
3fourths (8055) - 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.
gnoff (7857) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Roasted, malt scent. Roasted, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours with an amber to mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasted malts that have a dash of dark roasted malts and molasses added in as well as a pleasing earthy wet tobacco note. Nice. The taste is pretty darn rich for a brown with lots of roasted malts that approach being dark roasted and burnt malt. To midway a mild malty to molasses sweetness kicks in just as earthy wet cigar tobacco leaves make more of a grand entrance. Into the finish it ends earthy, roasty, with some sweetness and then a sting of malt blended pine like hop bitterness. Rich deep brown with lots going on and it all lines up very nicely. I like this.
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/nuts), lightly hoppy (apricot, herbs), with notes of gum and vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pleasant aroma for this usually-dull style. More alcohol than it needs, so it doesn’t have the quaffing quality that one might seek in this style.
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brownish with off white head, aroma brings notes of toffee, toasted nuts, biscuit, some caramel, spice, earth notes in there. Taste is a nice sweet nutty and toffee flavor, hints of caramel and toffee, bitter earth finishing a bit sweet. Pretty good.