GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Draft. Pours a light brown. Aroma of roast and rye. Flavor of more hops, a chocolate bitterness and a touch of welcome diacityl. Pretty good. hopscotch (11526) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Draft… Murky brown ale with a small, wispy, khaki head. Aromatically, the hops stand front and center – grapefruit and pine, mostly - with some very nice, chocolaty, nutty undertones. Medium-bodied and watery with stinging carbonation. The flavor, much like the nose, is hop-heavy. Lots of chocolate and nutty malt promise masked by rindy, tannic bitterness and dry, wheat and rye-like spiciness. Lengthy, bitter, and then dry finish. No commercial description is provided, but this is obviously an American brown ale and, in my opinion, not a very good one. Too bitter, raspy and dry. Nice choice of malts here, but there just isn’t enough of them. I don’t like all the hops either. Far too thin and dry for even an American brown ale. Regardless, I prefer English brown ale to American brown ale any day of the week. Malts are my thing, so Americanizing a brown ale is pretty much beer-blasphemy in my book so knock it off, please. No technical flawless here, at least. DialSquare (5220) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
On tap at fermentation lounge. Rating is from memory: Cola looking pour. Earthy cocoa aroma. Tastes were rye, roasty malts, spice, cocoa and strong hop backbone. Palate on the thin side. Not a huge brown fan, but drinkable enough. drowland (9197) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2012
4/26/12. On tap. Hazy brown pour with a nice tan head. Chocolate and rye bread on the aroma with some burnt malt aspects and a touch of sourness. Rich chocolate flavor with more rye bread and more burnt aspects with more touches of sour. Can’t say I’m very impressed - sorry, CCB. rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a light brown with a small creamy tan head and some nice lacing. Nose is cocoa, brown sugar, and nutty bitterness. Cocoa and nuttiness up front, light sweetness, rye mid palate and then very nice earthy and floral hop spice in the end. Very nice and tasty beer.
jjgmd (2316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
Tap at TAP 42 , Ft. Lauderdale. Dark chocolate brown pour, with a small head. Nose is bark and malt. Taste is malty with hints light coffe and malt. Very dry with no bitterness and a short finish. Nice but not outstanding. Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2012
From draft at CCB. Sweet, malty aroma. Brown semi clear appearance. Medium sweet taste. Medum body. Decent overall. Another good tasting beer from CCB. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
Draft at CCB. This one was more earthy and hoppy with plenty of roast and some piney notes. There was a touch of coffee and vanilla as well. Pour is brown with a white foamy head. Taste is roast and hops all the way. A solid brown ale. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft at Cigar City tasting room. Pours a nearly clear reddish amber with a tan head. Tons of lacing along the side of the glass. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts and hops. Good bitterness in the finish for a brown. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Nose is rye, earth, slight earthy coffee/ cocoa, and some piney hops. Flavor is similar with earthy cocoa/ coffee, more hop flavor and noticeable rye. Interesting and complicated flavor profile.