TheBeerGod (5639) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with splashes of ruby. Small tan head that deteriorates into random bubbles. Nose is malty and sweet with a lot of nuttiness and mild earthiness. Mild hop notes and cocoa as well. Taste has a nice caramel sweetness along with light choco notes. Some strong nuttiness and light hops. Mild bitterness to this as well. Body is lighter than expected but creamy. Mild carbonation feel. Finishes with more chocolate and nuttiness (like chocolate covered peanuts) and light earth tones. Some lighter hops and hints of dried fruit. Not bad.
PorterPounder (6411) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in Healdsburg. Pleasant, cola brown pour with a creamy mocha colored head. Aroma is earthy, some chocolate and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet, with some caramel, and chocolate and has a bit of a roasted back end. Mouhfeel is just a bit on the thin side.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Slob. Strong roasted malt aroma with a tinge of brown sugar in it. Deep brown with a beautiful thumb thick mocha head. Roasted malt and some sour/citrus components that seemed out of place. Crisper and more carbonated than anticipated as well. Was a bit of a let down for a beer I was really looking forward to.
twindadplus2 (633) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with some ruby highlights. Nice creamy light tan head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, milk chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy on the roasted malt but with a spicy, hops backbone that carries through to the finish. Body is light to medium with a bit stronger carbonation than I expected. A good brown ale with plenty of roasted malt to go around. Pete Brown would be proud (whoever he is)
heemer77 (5196) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with some ruby when shown to the light. The head is light tan. The aroma has some rich caramel and a hint of chocolate. There is some rich bread with a little bit of molasses. The taste has some bread crust and a little bit of oranges. There are also some light notes of carmel. This is an excellent and roasted example of the style. Light mouth feel that keeps this feeling like a nice session beer.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pete brown pours a dark brown body with anice off-white head.the aroma was a nice blend of nutty malts,chocolate,molasses,and a bit of brown sugar.the flavor is much in the same with a nice medium mouthfeel.this is super tasty and i would pick up another bottle.
Pailhead (5822) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma is chocolate with lots, and I mean lots, of nuttiness. Pours a dark brown with some reddish hilights and an off-white head. Very roasty and nutty up front. Moderate sourness in the finish with some acidity. Slightly sour brown ale with light chocolate and loaded with nuts.
Padron4KM (704) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber poured into my big ol’
Pours a rich deep brown with ruby tinges, with a thick long lasting tan head. Chunks of lacing cling to the glass
Aroma is roasty, nutty, smokey.
flavor is sweet and smokey with just a hint of dryness at the end.
Body is a touch thin.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep garnet colored, the red only shines through when held against a light. Nice, dense off-white head fades with time to a ring and leaves great lacing behind. Aroma is nicely sweet with the brown sugar and molasses coming throught nicely with a hint of nuts also detectable. Lighter bodied which is dissapointing, tends to be watery. Decent carbonation. Rich, sugary molasses is predominant in flavor, very mild hop bitterness. Decent but lack of mouthfeel/palate detracts.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the greatest rating in the world...tribute. A fine Brown ale that delivers. Sweet maltiness with some nutty qualities. Tasted stronger than the 6.3%. A fine ale to enjoy over a while, especially in the bomber bottle. One of the best Browns out there.