JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear brown pour, with a thin off white head. Toasty malt, nuts, caramel, and lightly hoppy. A solid brown ale.
Sathorael (146) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours muddy brown with medium soapy tan head. Aromas of toffee, chocolate, bready malts, and subtle floral hops. Taste is big bready malts, chocolate, coffee grounds, and mild bitterness. Finish is slightly sweet. Not a bad beer, but missing balance overall.
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; dark muddy brown in color with a big head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and roasted malt. Fairly hoppy for the style, but a bit too muted in the brown/malty backbone. Easy to drink and solid overall.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pours a black/brown with a medium tan head. Aroma: light toffee/caramel. Flavor: Malt/ chocolate with a hint of caramel
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Black Market. Brown pour with an off-white head. Fruity esters, toasted malt, and a hint of roast. Molasses, grass, and some nuts. The flavor is pretty meh as well. Light roast, toasted malt, fruity esters, and molasses. Toasted nuts, grass, apple, and a bitter finish.
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Itís a dark brown pour, clear, with no head and light lacing. The aroma is roasty, nutty, malty, and a little bit of chocolate buried in there. Itís just a bit fizzy, so it loses a point for palate, but itís not too bad. Medium body, strong taste, stronger that other nut browns Iíve had...medium-high bitterness, although not "fresh" or hoppy. Too heavy for a session ale, I think this beer would be better in winter. Definitely not bad, though.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BMB. Pours a a clear lighter brown with fizzing out white foam. Nose is mild chocolate and coffee. Taste is soapy, mild chocolate, lemon tea. Dry palate. Nothing offensive.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Eureka Burger. Cloudy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of brownies and nutella. Taste is burnt toast and hazelnuts.
r464 (1785) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty brown. Flavor is toast, nut, malt. Some char leading to a smooth finish. Fairly balanced.
Barreras (849) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber brown color with frothy head and aroma of chocolate and toffee. Taste is filled with hops and roasted coffee. A slight bitter aftertaste more than usual for an amber ale. Overall a bitter amber ale but a tasty brown ale overall.