slowrunner77 (1687) - 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 "it’s local."... "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." How bout rating it on its merits? Ya know...taste and smell and that kind of thing? "
BeerFunGuy (642) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (3241) - 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.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Whole Lotta Brews going on at Whole Foods in Folsom. Coffee-forward almost porter. Pretty damn good beer for a brown.
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to timfoolery: Poured deep dark brown with a huge never ending light brown head. Aroma is herbal and malt. Taste is light metallic, nutty, and malts.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ American River. The pour is dark brown with a khaki head. Roast forward nose with some cocoa, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Some earthy hops in the background. A touch bitter on the palate. Dark chocolate, coffee, and plenty of roasted malt. Mild tea, cocoa powder, earth, and a hint of licorice.
maltman53 (328) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
True-to-type American brown ale, full-bodied palate, sweet malt, clean finish.
beertholomeus (785) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with creamy tan head. Big malt, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel and nut aromas. Creamy texture with some carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, and nutty flavors. Medium to full body with a lingering creamy chocolate finish.
Oscbert (1022) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
~Rich milk chocolate aroma with bread, toffee,light caramel and light coffee. I could eat this aroma. Smells great.
~Pours a dark brown with red tints and a good sized creamy lasting brown head.
~Coffee flavor with chocolate, bread and toffee.
~Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, medium CO2, lasting coffee finish.
~What an excellent brown ale. Possibly the best I have ever had.