beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Liar’s Club from early Dec ’05. Pours ruddy brown (looked dark but also was viewed in low lighting). Rich nutty caramel aromas and flavors, and a touch of roast and fruit. Very flavor-ful and with a nice body.
twcguy (32) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. on Tap at O’Briens in San Diego. One of the best nut browns I’ve had.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Liar’s Club, San Diego. A fine Brown Ale! Malty, malty, malty! An excellent Brown from a top-notch brewery, srved at one of the best beer bars in the world!!!!
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on draft @ the brewery. Nice job here. Fluffy, white head with a creamy, smooth, nutty finish to this beer. Very well balanced. I like this beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@Liars Club: Dark brown with a reddish tint. Aroma and flavor similiar, especially after drinking for 12 hours and having a fuego. Malty with notes of toffee, fruit, and nuts. Tasty. Thats about I can say and read.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This finally made it on tap here in Portland. Pours very dark cherry red, close to black with a off-white head. Very bit burnt roastiness to this, biscuty malts and burnt chocolate. Way more complex than most brown ales that you find, almost smokey quality to it, tasting much bigger than 4.8%.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown, small white ahead. Some toasty, some nutty aromatics. Mellow toastiness with rich malt flavors, some bitterness especially noticale in the finish with some roast astringency. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly dry.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Toasted, nutty qualities in both the aroma and flavor. Good balance of malt and hops, but I thought both could be bumped up to get a 5-5% ABV brew with a little more body. Overall, pretty good.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very tasty ale with strong undertones of nut. i also greatly enjoy the almost smoky/toasty like after-taste. very good last beer of the night for me!
DYCSoccer17 (3327) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 On draught at Liar’s in San Diego. I had smapled this at the brewery yesterday and enjoyed it greatly for the style. Roasty, milky, creamy aroma with slight smoked hints. Amber/copper color that’s transparent with a frothy light tan head and nice lacing. Smooth and roasty flavors to start with hints of chocolate with more roastinees. Mildly thin. 7/5/7/4/15~~~~~~Re-Rate~~~~~~Aroma is a bit chalky, toasted, with some lightly sweet cocoa, and coffee hints. Slight nuttiness. Pretty nice aroma. Transparent dark brown/mahogany body with a creamy off-yellow head present. Pretty scant. Starts a little more carbonated than I would expect, before this becomes quite toasted, and slightly roasted. Scant burnt popcorn is here in the middle. Nice balance between the sweet maltiness and the metallic hoppy bitterness. Bottle seems a little heavy on the carbonation. Still, a damn tasty brown ale.