SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours clear mahogany brown with a large, creamy light tan head. Smells malted, hints of caramel, and nutty; very little bitterness in the nose at all. Taste is prominently a nutty malted flavor with hints of bitter underneath, solid brown ale. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Redhook Mud Slinger finishes with a wet bitterness; rather refreshing. jehoesefat (372) - Poway, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Smells like dessert! Caramel, chocolate and coffee. Clear red-brown color, foamy tan head. Taste is smooth and balanced, nice and chocolaty! Medium bodied, goes down slick. Very easy drinking, 8/10 Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Reddish-brown and quite active. Caramel is the predominate character. Super, super smooth, velvety even. Easy drinker with no obtuse, sticky sugars that sometimes burden brown ales. Very nice. (#4975, 4/7/2013) ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Appearance: Pours a medium-dark brown body with just under an inch of off-white foam.
Smell: Nutty traces stirred up in the malts smelling additionally of caramel and sweet chocolate. Lightly estery. Mildly spicy, earthy tones from the hops.
Taste: Pale and toast-tasting malts with a reasonable light level of sweetness. With Mud Slinger, you get yourself a sliver of caramel, one or two crushed nuts, a teaspoon of chocolate morsels, a few drops of mild coffee. Earthy, lightly herbal-toned hops with a medium-low bitterness to keeps thing in balance. A little more distinct roastiness is felt on the swallow. Drying, malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I will be doing no mud slinging here. I liked it. Sure, you don’t get a vastly complex malt character or a sizzling hop profile, and there’s no room or real need for any wild barrel-aging. I’m totally fine with that. It’s just a simple, decent, balanced brown. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear deep red-amber with thin tan head. The aroma has some roasted malts mixing with bits of caramel malts, chocolate malts, spicy hops and black licorice. The taste offers up notes of roasted malts, a pulse of sweet dark fruity esters and then rolling into spicy and earthy hops. Into the finish chocolate malts surface and then give way to a mild level of burnt malts off into the after taste.
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle dated Dec 2, 2013.
She pours a somewhat clear red slightly brown colored body with a one finger white foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes before slowly dieing and leaving a decent looking foamy ring circling the top of the glass. There is a nice little spider web lacing that trickles around the glass.
The smell is sweet and nutty malty caramel-ness that comes across in a pleasant "Wintery" sort of way.
The taste is mainly sweet and gives off a decent nuttiness; in the aftertaste there’s a decent combination of sweet to nutty to leave a decent finish that ends up coming across somewhat dry.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body to end up coming across fairly sessionable. Carbonation is extremely smooth and adds a slight creaminess to it.
Overall, hey Redhook good job with this, I would have this again. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
1/5/10 on draft at the Woodinville brewery. Aroma has a suprising hop balance for the style, and the c-hop character balances the sweet/sour notes. Appearance is clear light brown with a very well maintained cream head. Flavor is biting, dfinitely more on roast than hops. More classic English roast comes through here with a nutty finish that shows a touch of fruity hop flora. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium-high carb texture and very clean finish. Overall, this has a bit more bite than its English counterparts, yet goes down a touch easier, perhaps due to lower sourness. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small frothy beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a sweet fruit malt with caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt with caramel and fruit. Very easy to drink, a very god brown ale from Redhook. cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle: Looks like a cola with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is surprisingly similar to a dr pepper or pepsi yet the flavors are not too sweet or anything like that. A smooth drinking beer with a woody finish.