dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Draft @ the GOBF. Pours a chocolaty brown with a thick creamy head. Roasty grain aroma along with lots of citrus and pine. Chocolate malt, roasted grain creamy taste. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Really a unique beer and I can’t wait to get this in bottle. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Pours dark brown with hints of amber with a dense one inch head that showed solid retention and very good lacing. Smell is much more typical of an IPA than a brown ale. There’s a huge resiny pine hop aroma up front with a decent amount of citrus thrown in as well. Only a hint of sweet malts in the nose. Much like the smell, taste is dominated by the hops - pine, grass, grapefruit. There is a little more sweet malt presence with some caramel and bread. Still, for a brown ale, this is really hoppy. Very smooth but extremely crisp in the finish with a hop bite in the aftertaste. I really liked this beer though I have a hard time comparing it to brown ales. Either way, this is one I will buy again. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
darft @ ravenous pig beer dinner. Paired with fois gras. Some citrus notes in the nose with a hint of toasty nuttiness. Pours a light brown. Bitter hops, some citrus, with a good dose of roasted malts, with a slight nutty toasty flavor. This paired very well with the seared fois gras! The hops cut through the fat in the liver while the roastinees blended well with the caramalization on the seared foi gras! SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Draft at The Ravenous Pig beer dinner, paired with seared fois gras. Yum. Clear brown. A bit of off white/tan carbonation. Piney, bitter, citrus hops up front, roasty, toasty malt in the middle, and hops again in the end. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Real easy to drink, nice session brew. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Draft at the Ravenous Pig beer dinner. Paired with seared fois gras, zucchini bread, carrot foam, and roasted wild mushrooms. Another fantastic pairing! This brew poured a clear, rusty brown color with a minimal, foamy beige head. Aromas included potent citrus hops atop a roasty caramel malt base, with scorched brown sugar edges and a touch of tasted bread. The flavors stay the course, with fresh grapefruit bitterness countering lightly sweet, toasty caramel and a touch of unexpected chocolate. Medium-plus body. Smooth and easy drinking, with a moderately hoppy finish. This is a really nice beer. The potential food pairings are seemingly limitless.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draught at the Federal in Durham, NC. Pours brown, with a nice off-white head, lacing. Aroma is hops and malt. I can smell floral hops with a caramel and a little bit of chocolate. Flavor is similar. Not too strong, but very pleasant. Very tasty beer. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Handbottle from Beerist ( Thanks a Ton!!!) poured 2 days after received in a trade, refrigerated all time, pours a nice deep dark brown ( Big surprise ;-) ) almost no head formation though, first sip yields some hoppiness followed through by caramel roasty sweet type flavor, this is what makes this beer good, only problem is the mouthfeel this is very thin to me, almost water like... but definitely not lacking in the taste department. afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Tap. Pours a clear brown/amber with a one finger lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Very good. T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Had on draft. Poured an amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and brown sugar. A hoppy taste was detected and some roasted malt flavor, but not as much malt as expected. Also detected some faint cocoa flavor. Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Deep, dark, amber brown body, tan head. A surprising find, and delicious toasted caramel maltiness. Nice, full, (more coffee, less fruity) bitterness, with minimal metalic grating on the palate. Terrapin knows how to make a quality bitter ale.