BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: Displays a caramel hue with a surprising white head and very nice lace. The aroma is as advertised, extreme toasted hazelnut, walnut and wheat bread along with hints of milk chocolate, molasses, and other husky esters. The taste is a smooth malty overtone with backing qualities of chocolate syrup (but the beer is NOT syrupy) and a quick hit of plum like twangy flavors. The finish has a note of herbal and piney hops along with a slap of espresso bitterness. The mouth feel is lush and dry, outstanding for a brown ale. This is a solid session beer I could enjoy over and over again.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Thanks again guys. Pours nutty brown with a light white head. Kind of a nutty smell to it, some really light chocolate and dark malts. Its a brown ale, so it wont knock you off your feet, but overall a good representation of one. Semi-sweet malty taste mixed with light caramel and roasted nuts. Another good job buy a subperb brewery.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at AleSmith brewery. Brown pour. Chocolate, nutty, malty aroma. Similar flavor. Very good, typical brown ale.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in San Diego in June. A nice beer, but not to the standard that AleSmith is famous for. Still one of the best Brown Ales that you will find. A very nice beer with a nice aroma. Taste is very nice, but nothing to be impressed by.
Tmoney99 (11554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Downtown Johnny Browns. Poured a clear brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy toasted sweet malt and light hop aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet toasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via Growler. Poured a clear brown with ruby notes and a white/off white head. The aroma is quite nice, lucious even, with chocolate.abound and some nuttieness. The palate is not thick, but chewy. The perfect body for the strong malty flavours, chocolate mostly. It’s just good...with enjough bitterness in the end to balnce it all out.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid brown ale. I have had various offerings of this, as Peter will sometimes use different hopping schedules. Always a treat and a good session beer. Chocolatey, medium bodied, judiciously hopped. Not sweet, not dry.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liquour-like Frangelico-type aroma, with wafting alcohol notes on a tone of nutty toast and malt. Dry. Heavy brown pour, with a nice creamy froth. A light and refreshing taste, however bold with quality hazlenut and tawny pale fruits to combine for a nice quality in a brown ale. Touches of saltiness in the nutty character. Both drinkable and full of distinction, yet having nice balance. Something that makes this top considering the quality of the body.
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
An interesting twist on a nut-brown ale, a distinct chocolate aftertaste is very nice, especially when you’re dying for a drink after work.
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 A very smooth yet chocolate-nut flavored ale. Not particularly filling, so this is great for a before-dinner beer. Currently available for growler fills at the brewery though not available in bottles.