ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a dark amber brown color with a small head in the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts and a touch of sweetness. Flavor has more malt up front and then some walnuts and a touch of sweetness like some roasted fruit. Great finish.
zgaier (1504) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown with an off white head and aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Taste is of light roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and caramel with a medium toasty finish. Very light, drinkable, tasty brown ale
jjgmd (1565) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark mahogany brown, with a very small head. Nose is malty and woody with some sweet vanilla nut. Taste is malty and chocolate and full of flavor. The ale is light and easily drinkable, quite a pleasant brown ale. Carbonation is soft and texture medium. Finish is sweet , short with a nice chocolate malt ending. quaff score 8 / 10
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice borwn pour with beige head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is toaty nutty and some chocolate with light sweetness. Very good.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Poured dark brown with a thick near white head. Roasty aroma with a lekker chocolate note. Full bodied with much roast malt notes. Some toast in the finish
Barreras (1082) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Pours a mahogany color with aroma of roasted nuts. Taste is smooth with a mild coffee taste along with a sweet caramel flavor. A flavorful brown ale with some complex notes. Overall a good brown ale typical of the style. A good choice for #500.
brokensail (11844) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a nice finger of khaki head. Strong toasted malt aroma, a nice nuttiness, and a surprising amount of roasted malt. A fair amount of of cocoa, good toffee sweetness, and light scents of burnt nuts. The flavor is a bit more bitter than expected, but still has some toffee and toasted malt sweetness. Lots of roasted malt, almost burnt nuts, and a touch of earthy hops. Heavy on the bitter chocolate at the finish.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hey its brown.....imagine that. Too much nutty bitters for me. I go for one or the other but not together. Too complex for my simple palate.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love their brown ale and to make it with the english yeast was a nice surprise. A little sweeter and not as nutty.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster on tap at AleSmith: Cloudy brown color with a medium light tan head. Aroma is toasty and nutty with hints of fruit. Flavor starts malty and nutty (the nuttiness is sharper like walnut) followed by light caramel sweetness, some fruit and a dry, lightly bitter finish. The palate is medium and smooth with moderate carbonation.