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.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Caramel color with a white, ivory head. Toasty nut alt aroma. Thick fruity mouth feel . Chocolate, coffee flavor. Clean finish.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 on tap. Sampled at the San Diego Festival of Beers 2006 9/22/06. I’ve had this beer a few times at the brewery and it always seemed a little thin. This time it tasted just right. No scent with little to no head, though I believe it was merely the fault of the pourer as my friend got one with a nice head. The color is nice and deep dark brown and the taste is exactly what you’d expect from something of that color. It was deep dark malty and delicious.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Liar’s Pub in Mission Beach. A very good nut brown. Pours a deep brown color with a modest head. Malty aroma with hints of nuts and oats. Deep nut flavor, with malt blended in as well. Roasted as well. Kind of overpowering, but i liked it.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown in colour with a medium sized head. Malty and sweet but also with a nice bitter hoppyness. Notes of caramel and nuts.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at O’Brien’s. Pours the rich, transparent color of California redwood with a thin layer of marshy ivory head. The aroma is brimming with malty tones highlighted by loads of toasted hazelnuts. Nutty, fleshy crystal malt husks dance in front of my nostrils. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Some hints of light raisin fruitiness with a smidgen of cinnimon spice, but mostly just pleasant dark malts. There’s a bit of an acidic tinge as well thats a pleasant addition to the flavor profile. I’m starting to bit up some very light clove spice in the final smack as well, along with some dry mocha powder. Well balanced, definitive brown ale.