cazort (555) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap) This is a rich, good, although somewhat typical brown ale. There are some hops, which I appreciate. I like the way this beer does not come across as too heavy: it has a rich aroma and flavour, but it is still clean and refreshing. There is some complexity, in the form of a coarseness, to the malt flavour. Overall, it could be a bit more interesting, but this is certainly among the best beers of its style that I have tried.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had to travel all the way to San Diego to enjoy this on draft! Light, nutty aroma is deceiving into a rich and malty flavor. Develops roasted tones as it finishes slightly sweetly. Awesome brown.
cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew scene while visiting San Diego. This brew was dark brown and a great brown malty aroma. No bitterness from hops just a good smooth brown ale Very rich and thick for a 4.8% Great mouthfeel to go along with great malty flavors.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ O’Brien’s San Diego. So this is my favorite brewery and I was let down by this one. Where is the aroma??? Have my sinuses abandoned me or are they missing??? A moderately tasty beer with hints of almond, cashew, chocolate, and biscuit but nothing jaw-dropping. Will have to give this another try to see if I missed something.
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a rich head. Nutty sweet nose with a hint of chocolate. Sweet flavour, good body for style. Pleasing nuttiness but quite sweet at the back. A rich, decadent example.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at tasting room @ AleSmith Brewery. Dark brown body with rocky tan head. Nutty, earthy, chocolaty nose. Some coffee and yeasty notes. Sweet, roasty flavor. Well balanced but slightly watery in finish.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at O’briens. Pours a chocolate brown with an off white head. Aroma malt and toasted nuts, Flavors of sweet amlt and some nuts.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at brewery. Deep rich dark brown with white head and lacing. Pecan and chestnut in the nose--nice! Lovely roasted flavors with a slightly toasty, long-lasting finish.
JorisPPattyn (8793) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Fully dark brown beer; rich dark-yellow, dense head. Chocolate, slightly nutty, hazelnutchocolate. Very smooth chocolatey taste, dark, but sweet bread. Very well-bodied, full creamy-nourishing texture. It’s clean, but not very characterful. Then again, it’s not meant as an assertive IPA.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap today at Stone. Pours brownish red with a creamy, off-white head, good lace. Smells light and malty despite the brown color, smells a bit nutty as well. Tastes dark and malty sweet and a bit nutty. Medium body, nice velvetty smooth carbonation.