thetmaxx (893) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the growler. I canít believe I havenít rated this before. Nice head. Dark brown color. Aroma is nutty and mild chocolate. Flavor is also nutty with a mild roasted barley and mild chocolate notes. Very slight note of hops. Overall one of the better brown ales out there.
bg80 (84) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. This pushes the boundary between brown ale and porter, given the strong coffee, chocolate, and toasted flavors. Its a bit lighter in the beginning, but the finish is particularly porter-like. Not a bad porter, but a porter nonetheless.
Koskela (470) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This deep brown brew with a slight cream head forming around the edges has a choc and bready aroma. It's choc and crisp medium body has a slight coffee aftertaste. Very sweet. Not a bad brew.
GenDV138 (5146) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Trade from a Sacramento friend, thanks Ed! Dark brown with massive four fingers of beige to light tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, some buttery notes, light caramel and toffee. Tastes of caramel, toffee, bitter/burnt roast, a bit vegetal. Medium-light body with a dry finish. A bit over-carbonated.
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of chocolate roasted malts. Medium body. Flavor is strongly chocolate and the finish is better. Excellent brown.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Brown sugar, chocolate, caramel. Moderate bitterness. Solid but nothing special.
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slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pleasant roasted malty aroma hits the nose and follows up in the flavor with light chocolate, caramel, and coffee. If not for being overly thin in body, this would be a solid brown. Had to laugh at this ridiculously high score on RB, seemingly for no reason other than "itís local."... "The most local beer Iíve ever tasted, so I may have a bit of bias, but nonetheless Iím super proud of this local small brewery." How bout rating it on its merits? Ya know...taste and smell and that kind of thing? "
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This deep brown beer has the aroma of caramelized brown sugar. I rich chocolate and roasted flavor are strong.
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dereksup (13) - - DEC 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The most local beer I've ever tasted, so I may have a bit of bias, but nonetheless I'm super proud of this local small brewery.
joeneugs (5283) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber from Nugget Market in Woodland. It pours a nice dark brown color with a creamy tan head. The aroma is very toasty/roasted with light notes of cocoa and floral/woody notes. The flavor is intense with roasted malt, woody/floral hops, some cocoa and light notes of molasses. Really intense flavor for a brown ale. Good use of hops. No citrusy stuff going on here, just good earthy, woody floral hops to complement the toasted/roasted malt. Very nice creamy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one.