arminjewell (9721) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On tap, pour was brown with white head. Aroma has notes of roast, some earthy hops, touch of grain. Taste is pretty simple, but does the job with roast, hops, some earth and dark fruit, touch of roast. Not bad. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft at monks cafe. Pours a clear dark red body. Aroma is slight malt. Flavor is light, notes of bitter hop and sweet malt. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Citrus and pine hop nose with roast, apple and a bit of maple. Earthy hop flavor with a lot of tea character and a bit of roasty. Not bad, but I’m hoping Life & Limb is much better. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Draft: Pours a transparent copper mahogany with a small spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of semi-sweet toasty dark caramel malts with a light grapefruity hoppiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and a semi-sweet earthy chocolate flavor with a hint of nuttiness before a drier, smooth doughy finish. Pretty true to style and enjoyable. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Draft @ Isaac Newton’s. Low gravity beer is dark, has birch and sugar notes but really is less drinkable than the big beer version. Not a fan.
egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light floral hops, citrus, wood, and light nuts. Taste of caramel, toffee, citrus, and light hops in the finish. ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Location: On tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/24/09
notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Aroma: Aroma of dough, pine, citrus, caramel, orange, brown sugar, and nuts
Appearance: Pour is a somewhat murky brown color with a nice beige head
Flavor: Taste is kind of sweet with a lot of the same components as the nose
Palate: The body is light to medium, with a smooth feel and a doughy texture
Overall, I liked this one more then some of the other raters it seems (though as the 15th rater, I guess there isn’t enough data to know what other raters really think. I thought it was an interesting beer, a nice attempt. I’d like to try to big brother (Life and Limb), and see these two breweries collaborate again in the future. This one could probably use a some work rounding it into shape, but overall I enjoyed what they did here.
Draft at Falling Rock - a very dry, very hoppy brown ale, with some dry cocoa and roasted nuts - but mostly, the hops are the star of the show, and compliment a subtle woodiness - a touch of brown sugar sweetness, but for the most part, this is a very hoppy, dry, tasty session ale. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and faint retention. Malty body dark fruit tones raisins and a citrus sort of sweetness. A bit thin with very light carbonation. Light sweetness and a mild finish. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Dark amber/brown pour, frothy off-white head. Hops, grapefruit, some herbal grassy notes, and nutty malt. Decent, not great.