gaffandbleed (12) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of like newcastle, but without the syrupy sweetness. Dry finish. Great nut brown.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Fathers Office. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Toasted bread, light roast, coffee, and light spicy hop aromas. The flavor has light toffee and sweet caramel with coffee and light burnt/roasted flavors and some dark chocolate. Medium-light body with overly fizzy carbonation. The flavor profile is spot on, but the malt could be a little more substantial and the carbonation was too high.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, chocolate and plenty of malt! Medium to Full-bodied; Deep malty taste with nuts and some hops showing through. Aftertaste has some sugars and a little fruitiness - very well done. Overall, a very well balanced brown ale - worth trying if you are here in San Diego! I sampled this beer on draught at the Liar’s Club in San Diego, California on 23-September-2006.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. First rating in new house. Pours clear brown with a creamy khaki head. The nose and flavor are both quite nutty with a bit of toasted bread and some herbal hoppy notes. This is a bit fuller bodied than your typical brown ale. Nice carbonation with nice malty dry finish. There’s a lot of nice things going on here, but in the end its a brown ale.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured brown with a white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Good chocolate, caramel, and nuts flavor. Little bit of fruit in the finish.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Does a good brown! Full of sesame and nutty notes. Slightly sweet with lots of tannin like flavors in the mix. Pours brown with white head.
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brown ale. malty, nutty, and slightly hoppy. tastes similar to rogue’s hazelnut brown, but with slightly less flavor
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from a trade with WeeHeavySD. Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and roast. Great flavor, a little nutty, but a little light body. Great session beer...I might have been able to drink a growler by myself :)
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a growler. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with nuts and coffee. Creamy vanilla flavor that is a tad sweet up front, followed by a roasty coffee and nuts finish. Truly outstanding for a brown ale.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a growler. The beer pours a clear dark amber-brown color with a miniscule white head that disappears quickly. Spots and short strings on the glass. Equal parts fruit and malt in the nose. Medium, clean body with flavors of malt, caramel and sweet fruit, and a mildly hoppy undertone throughout. The finish is sweet chocolate malt with a fruity/nutty aftertaste. Pretty good all around.