BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised out how tasty this was. Acutally thought it was a nut brown, as it has some rich characteristics of almonds and hazelnuts. Some chocolate and toffee as well in the flavor, rich and roasty, with some spicy bittering hops towards the finish. Pretty darn good.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a medium and foamy light tan head that has decent retention. Patches of lace on the glass. Light hazelnut and malt aroma. Medium, smooth body with a nutty character. Light floral hops and malt are present as well. The finish is smooth and nutty with touches of chocolate in the aftertaste. Slightly above average all around.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap pour appears to be nitro. Very thick almost stout-like appearance. Aroma is of roasted malt and a little coffee. Very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is of roasty malt, a little chocolate and some spicy hops.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub 02/02/07. Clear ruby brown with a ring of beige head. Aroma was simply of chocolate and toasted malts. Flavor was the same, though there was a little bit of coffee coming through. Semi dry finish--at some point I got some spicy earthy hops. Light to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Not as good as the IPA, and that wasn’t awesome.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arguably the best of 75th Street’s five standard offerings, this beer pours a deep reddish-brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is of deep roasted malts, caramel and faint chocolate with a mild hoppiness in the background. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and sticky with a lightly bitter end. The flavor is of well rounded dark malts, caramel and a hint of chocolate and brown sugar with a lightly bitter hop finish. A tasty brown.
vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, probably the best I had of the bunch. Pours almost black with a reddish tint and only a small head. The aroma is nutty and roasty malt along with some dark & milk chocolate. Medium smooth body with very little carbonation. The taste starts with very toasted dark malt with lots of chocolate and nuts like the aroma, but some coffee is added. The finish adds just a bit of spice. This is one of the better brown ales I’ve had.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. This was part of a 6 beer sampler. The first few I tasted were a bit thin, so I was surprised at the deep black/brown color of this one. Nice roast flavor, and decent body to this one. Nice smooth brown ale, recommend as the best I tried at 75th!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a solid black/brown with medium lacing. Aroma is faint chocolate. Flavor is solid chocolate and roasted malt with a bit of red wine in there as well. Average mouthfeel. Nice blend of flavors; solid foundation.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this from the cask this evening. Wispy, light tan head with a dark brown color witih out much carbonation. The aroma was of malt and chocolate. A significant malt flavor - chocolate too - and slight hop. It was kind of light...and by light I mean watery.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this both on cask and off the tap. The body was dark brown with some garnet at the edges. There was a light yellow and khaki colored head. The aroma was caramel with some milk chocolate. The taste was light caramel with some light tobacco in the finish. There was a hint of chocolate. This was smooth and easy to drink.