3fourths (9150) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a CaN of this at Nobi with Mark D after we picked up 2095 pounds of grain for the brewery. accompanied with a nobi hotdog .. . a very english base with nice solid american hops .. . enjoyable for a brown and one of the nicer examples i’ve had in the past half decade .. . . .
Dear Die Hard. You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof. P.S: Do you know Mad Max?
jmgreenuk (7848) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Serioz in Denver. Poured a hazy dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice nutty palate.
onceblind (7528) - 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.
Ernest (7376) - 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.
Sledutah (7071) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear brown with a small beige head and spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and nutty. Taste is roasty, nutty, sweet caramel with a mild bitterness in the finish
A nice brown ale
Strykzone (6764) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can received in trade from Arminjewell. This beer is dark red brown and is clear. A nice thick beige head slowly fades. A nice earthy nose brings chocolate and nuts. First sip is a mix of chocolate and coffee. It, too is earthy. A bit of molasses and some gentle bittering hops and they grow as the beer warms. The hops also add a hint of mint that remains in the aftertaste. An interesting layer is felt on the tongue. This is quite nice. Thanks, Armin!
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned, reddish brown with soapy tan foam, roast coffee aroma, nutty caramel roast flavor, good brown
Iphonephan (6273) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft Serioz pizza in Denver. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavors of roasted grains. Bitter finish.