mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Changing aroma and dark brown appearance with a complex taste of maple and spice with a lingering mouthfeel.
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2013.03.05 - Bear Republic / Fat Head’s / Stone TBA - 12oz bottle in pint glass. Vintage 2012.
Aroma: ver nice, hops tempered by something... a bit spicy a bit malty.
Appearance: Pours around 19-20 on SRM scale. Deep caramel brown. Ridiculous head, almost half the glass. Sticky and foamy head/carbonation.
Taste: Hops clearly there but very well balanced with sweet spiciness. Caramel taste and molasses. Not as roasty or chocolatey as most American Brown Ales. Not as hoppy as, say, Brekles Brown. Nice.
Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20 maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a huge tan head on it. Hoppy nose with a hint of harshness in there. Malty taste with some good bitterness in there. Not bad. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12oz (STONE) bottle. Vintage 2012. Bottled 02/12. Pours light brown color, light khaki colored fizz. Aroma of brown sugary malts. Toasted oat cereal scent. Light chocolate and even some earth in the nose. Dry flavor. Some toasted malts along with some earthy hops. Tastes of the woods. Smells better than the dry flavor of the medium bodied beer. Its a tick...
(3618) BVery (10600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle from Buckeye Beer Engine. Murky brownish pour with a larger foamy head. Sweet hops dominate the aroma. Taste is hops with a hint of dark fruit. Moderate palate.
drsordr (2732) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle pour a murky brown. Nose of some hop, caramel, and toffee. Initial candy sweet followed by a vague vegetal, then strong bitterness. Not blending well to by palate. mezr (137) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, it’s a deep, cloudy orange color. A nice 1 inch tan, creamy head forms. Aroma is distinctly hops, caramel and citrus. Moderate lacing, but not as sticky as I would have suspected. Medium body and medium-soft carbonation. Nice, but not memorable. That said, I’d welcome another glass any time. VsXsV (4464) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, pine, spices, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit and bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, pine, biscuit and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice, though a bit boring. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
In short: A well balanced bronze ale with a bit of many things. Good beerPotjeBier (3449) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed a few weeks after purchase
The look: Partially cloudy bronze body topped by a medium beige head that quickly dissipates to a persistent small layer of foam. Lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is relatively hoppy with a hefty dose of floral and fruity hops, also tobacco, mushrooms. Tate has a bit of many things, crusty bread, caramel, nutty notes, fruity notes, earthy notes, resinous leafy hops. Round, relatively smooth, well balanced. Easy to drink with many things going on but it didn’t totally win me over. This is a good beer, but it is a good beer that doesn’t stand out from the crowd, a well made dark ale that doesn’t really try anything. A good collaboration between three breweries and now I’m can’t help but obsess wondering if is it a coincidence that it is not a coincidence that these three breweries are not from different states? Logic is hard.
12 oz bottle from Mega Liquor 8, Alhambra, CA. Deep dark brown color. Big head, beige, long lasting, good lacing. Aroma’s: resinous hops, some caramel, molasses (reminiscent of rootbeer). Also a bit herbal/spicy retronasal. Flavor is medium bitter, with some roasted sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat roasted and long lasting bitter. I’m usually not a big fan of browns but this was really nice.