PartyFowle (954) - - APR 14, 2015
Can. The brew has tenuous hold on the title "brown ale" -- it’s more crimson than cocoa, with surprising clarity when held to a light. The somewhat thin appearance of the liquid, however, detracts nothing from the tightly woven tan head, which grips the glass in thick, filmy sheets. The beer uses "Patagonian" hops, versions of citrusy American-style hops like Cascade grown and exported by the same Argentinian growers Pages bought from back at Cerveceria Beagle. According to Upslope, the Southern Hemisphere-grown hops have a much more spicy, earthy character than their counterparts cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. These unique hops to shine in the aroma, as notes of pine, chicory and damp forest floor meld with toastier tones of bread crust, bittersweet dark chocolate, and walnut oil. The flavor offers an inclination toward caramel, with additional chocolate notes interacting with a bit of burnt sugar, gleaned from some brown sugar added during the brewing process. This sweetish front and middle eventually give way to medium roast coffee and nuts, and then to a dry, bitter finish both citrusy and earthy, swirling with fresh grass, pine needles and wet bark. Medium-bodied with mild, roasty astringency. My favorite brown ale. rollinsr (812) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a little amber tinge and a thin layer of almond head. Strong malty aroma with some good smoked nut notes. Taste is more smoked malt flavor with some good mocha and toffee bite. Fantastic brown ale. Modularman (133) - - JUN 28, 2014
Smell of coffee and sweet malt, appearance is dark brown with khaki head, taste is coffee malt with a slight herbal finish ttoadee (1550) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Clear medium brown pour, tight off white head with some decent lace. Nose is coffee, dark malt. Slightly more bitter than sweet. Middle is smoky malt, coco, hint of leather. Finish shows some noticeable hop bitterness. Really nice American Brown. nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Draft. Lighter in color for the style, medium brown with a decently well-formed off-white head. Toasty, chocolatey, and nutty aroma. Very nice and balanced. Great flavor, very nutty and a little hoppy. Tootsie roll/milk chocolate flavors along with a little earth and light toast. Dry on the palate with medium body. Surprisingly good beer overall. Excellent for the style.
Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown with a slight red tint, medium brown head and good lacing. Roasty, graham cracker, light cocoa, vanilla, somewhat bready, earthy, grassy, and bready aroma. Taste is big roast, cocoa, light espresso, vanilla, earthy hops, toasted bread, earthy, woody, and grassy with a lightly roasted finish. Sticky body with medium carbonation. Really nice brown ale. niday2288 (115) - - AUG 4, 2013
Nice malty nose and dark brown pour. Flavor is nice with great malt overtones and hop balance. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall very nice brown ale.
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Appearance: pours a thick beige head which slowly recedes with plenty of lacing. Color is a deep reddish-brown. No noticeable streaming carbonation.
Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, cocoa, rich bread dough, and some herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel, with a drying finish.
Flavor: molasses, coffee, cocoa, plenty of robust barley malt. some hops near the finish, and some warming alcohol lingers.
Overall: well done example of an American Brown Ale. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A very dark brown ale but still translucent. Good lacy dirty white head. Mild malty brown aroma with chocolate. Flavor starts sharp and bitter and turns to bitter malty chocolate and barley. Cheers colorado. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had a CaN of this at Nobi with Mark D after we picked up 2095 pounds of grain for the brewery. accompanied with a nobi hotdog .. . a very english base with nice solid american hops .. . enjoyable for a brown and one of the nicer examples i’ve had in the past half decade .. . . .
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