onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish dark deep brown with a persistent light beige foamy head. Aroma has a bit of cocoa and caramel but is overall a tad light. Smooth and quaffable flavor with cocoa malts and a fair body with gentle earthy sweetness throughout. Definitely not a boring run-of-the-mill brown, but nothing stupendous either. It’s like a really light and not-so-roasty Porter.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Salida. Pint poured a clear burgundy-brown with minimal white head that quickly dissipated. Aroma was an interesting mix of cookie dough, red wine, and caramel malts. Taste of biscuits covered in a bit of honey and sugar, with a bit of toast. Not much negative to say about this one, but could have been great with a little more fullness of body.
rader58 (826) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues. Aroma of molasses, roasted grain and vanilla. flavor of roasted grain, molasses, coffee and vanilla. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Amicas. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy, light tan head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hops (herbs), light yeast with notes of dates. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on tap at the brewery). Pours a dark brown color. Medium off white head. Light malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor. Avg duration. No lacing. Slightly astringent. Thin texture. Soft carbonation.
drjay44 (3037) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 At the brewpub. 16 oz. Pours rather a small thin head, no lacing, color a dark brown....nose had a bit of hop, slight malt....tastes of slight malt, bitter off flavor on the finish....light mouth feel. Tasting of 2/5/2012. This is a very well balanced Brown. It has a nice, moderately complex, malt back bone with the appropriate richness. The ABV is now 6% and the recipe has obviously been considerably changed. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 oz draft at the brewpub: Strong oak-whiskey aroma wafts from this one. Light in body, but big in flavor ... definitely whiskey, with a caramel/chocolate swirl. Flavorful!
Labeir (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was really surprised by this Brown Ale...It was actually quite big. The aroma was very lively with chocolate, toffee,and surprise...hops! The flavor is layers of caramel, buscuit malt?, chocolate, and mocha. The mouthfeel was silky showing off the richness of this great ale. A tan thick head sustained almost throughout. Exceptional!
Ernest (6838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught, Amicas, Salida.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, nuts, caramel).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Trace aroma, and a really boring effect overall...and I normally like brown ales best among American brewpub offerings. Not so here. Come for the pizza, order water instead.