HonkeyBra (2853) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks man! Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, mild spicy and herbal hops. Flavor is strong, malty, with a surprising focus on coffee. Mild sweetness and some mild hop bitterness. The finish has some coffee and some powdered cocoa. Medium, creamy body. Pretty good brown ale!
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bleeng shared at May tasting. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head. The aroma is raisin an honey. Medium moutheel with a raisin malt and oak finish. A decent brown ale from Thomas Creek.
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is clear dark brown with a tall, long lasting off-white head.
The aroma is nutty malts and a touch of alcohol.
The flavor is sweet with no hop flavors or bitterness.
anders37 (14720) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Taco Mac Sandy Spring, GA. Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit and caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
hopsRgreat (1) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the finest brown ales brewed with coffee, Iíve had in a few years. The coffee is much more expressed both in the nose and finish from the bottled version than the draft experiences Iíve had with it.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mixmasterob! Clear dark caramel colored pour, some thin lasting carbonation and an aroma of subtle earthy chocolate. Flavor is creamy sweet malt, leather and some very subtle coffee. Decent
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from bleeng. Thanks!
Pours a nice, glassy amber with a nose of hairsprayed malt and light, roasted nuts. Flavor is hairsprayed grapefruit and light biscuit. Average mouthfeel. Tastes "off."
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Blazer06 for the share. Pours amber-brown with a white head. Nose is some roasted nuts, toasted malts, coffee, and hops. Flavor is similar with coffee in the front, hops, earth, and nuts throughout. Light to medium in body and not a bad brown ale.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The beer pours a rather dark brown color with a bit of brown to it and a khaki head.
S: Starts off with an intense rubbing alcohol aroma and burnt rubber/tires. Some toasted malt and nuts along with a little bit of chocolate. The beer finishes off with more booze and some chile pepper.
T: Toffee and cherry cough syrup with a definite chile pepper flavor. Slightly spicy, but itís more of the fresh/green pepper flavor. Hints of dark chocolate and strong metallic and booze notes.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Almost as bad as Invocation, but a different sort of bad.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Zack for bringing these two along, even though they were rather disappointing. Sweetish brown ale nose with phenol hints. Taste has some chlorophenols, a bit of sweet malt, just not particularly good.