heemer77 (5289) - 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 (1799) - 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 (6378) - 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 (792) - 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.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown appearance, good head formation. Fruity, charred malt aroma. Smotth, sweetish malt flavor, mild dark chocolate, hazelnut, chewy peated coffee roast. Not as full throttle as I thought it would be from Bear Republic.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whodda thunk a brown ale could be so good. Great bready and nutty maltiness that is deliciously balanced by a late dryness; smooth and so tasty! I want more.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nutty chocolately brown ale aromas from a dark brown, reddish hued tan headed beer. The brown sugar and molasses make an appearance as I raise the glass to my lips and then persist throughout as some hoppiness joins in. Nice.
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice milk chocolatety aroma with some chalk. Reddish brown with particalia and an off-white head. Nice lace, but extends only beyond the liquid level as it drops. Tastes largely how it smells. A very good beer with some bitterness. Not as overwhelmingly great as the other standard bottled BR beers, however. Very nice finish; well balanced. Hops come out at mid glass. A very nice tribute ale.