arrogantb (1402) - 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 that’s the brown sugar? Smell is roasty, toasty, and definitely signals brown ale. The flavor was very rich, malty, sweet, good. The only problem I’d have with this beer is that it’s so rich and the ABV is close to 7% so I can only drink a couple of these. This is easily upslope’s 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 don’t quite know why, good aesthetics i guess.
Tide (1283) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Illegal Pete’s. Brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, nuts, caramel and coffee. Bittersweet finish with chocolate and nuts. Very nice brown ale.
Beaver (1160) - 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. There’s 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.
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.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One and a half fingers of tan head on brown, amber ting’d colored body.
The aroma is a nice nutty and malt smell. Really nice.
The taste is nutty and malty as well. A solid profile.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and medium body.
A drinkable brown ale and tasty too.
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.
KUEric (867) - 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 couldn’t really have more than one of these.
GarrettB (844) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 30th, 2011 - Upslope’s Brown Ale is more assertive than its English cousin, and drops the drinker into the deep end of the flavor pool, right after they’ve become used to swimming in the shallower waters of the pale ale and lager. The aroma is clear and distinct, ringing with medium roast coffee grounds, and calmed by a drop of milk or cream. The taste is also mildly coffee, but again, soothed with a milky latte sweetness. The body is creamy, but the carbonation is assertive, with a long aftertaste that reminds me of a ubiquitous coffee drink - frothy and foamy, but also flavorful.
Nikiel (830) - 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.