sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear tawny brown with thin, creamy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is toasted and caramel, cocoa, figs, earthy hops, and light leather. Flavor is toasted malt forward, cocoa, light coffee, dark fruit esters, and light grassy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
RSRIZZO (1810) - 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 43į. 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.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(can 6/2/11). Clear brown color. Small off white head. Moderate roasted coffee aroma. Flavor of the same, with light chocolate. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked this up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Brown color with some sticky lacing on the glass, maybe thatís the brown sugar? Smell is roasty, toasty, and definitely signals brown ale. The flavor was very rich, malty, sweet, good. The only problem Iíd have with this beer is that itís so rich and the ABV is close to 7% so I can only drink a couple of these. This is easily upslopeís best beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 17:53:57
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 donít quite know why, good aesthetics i guess.
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.
Beaver (1061) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a medium brown with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet nutty chocolate malts.
The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts that are a bit acidic. Thereís a bit of bitter roast in the finish with some off plasticky notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK brown.
tennessejed420 (922) - 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.
KUEric (862) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a good little brown. Nutty, malty, roasted, toasted bread dough and a surprising chocolqtey flavor. I really liked it but couldnít really have more than one of these.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nutty flavor accompanies the dark brown color of this beer. It has lots of malt flavors some of which border on a coffee roast. Plenty of complexity between the hops and malts but ends very bitter: not your standard fluff summer beer.