J_man (773) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of wood and chocolate somehow manage to get through the enormous light tan head. The beer didn’t seem excessively carbonated, but the head filled most of the glass on the first pour and it was a thick foam that actually made a floating column after swirling the glass near the end! Slightly hazy and light brown in color. Both milk and bittersweet chocolates come out in the flavor along with some hazelnut and a slight mineral/salt undertone. The body is fairly thin but good for a light brown ale. Root beer notes come out toward the end along with a little earthy/wood bitterness. Finishes light and mostly clean.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured with the most monstrous sizing of foam head that took so much time to finally reduce and this was each pour. What a pain in the ass just to drink a beer. Liquid was a darker brown than most other brown ales. Aroma is subtle with only a minor scent of toasted malts and chocolate whopper malt balls. The drink brings out more roasty malts than it does toasted toffee and roast nuts flavor, but I like it and it works. This is beefed up brown ale and at an affordable price.
RedSox2004 (1395) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium brown with a tan head and moderate lace. Aromas of toffee, cashews and grassy hops. Flavors were similar, but the nuttiness came on a bit stronger, offset to some extent by a cleansing hop bitterness. Medium body, minimal carbonation, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, and a lingering caramel sweetness in the finish.
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium dark amber brown color with a short taupe head. Roasted nut nose. Mouthfeel is moderately filling, a touch cottony, with just a bit of carbonation toward the finish. Nutty, lightly chocolaty flavors. Pretty fun beer.
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at some Studio City, CA restaurant. Poured a slightly cloudy, dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was roasted and toasted malts. Flavor was toasted malts. Pretty easy drinking.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Cafe Boogaloo. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie and nutty malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate brown with tight, tab, lasting head. Weak nose - some roast and coffee. Complex flavor with roasts malt, caramel, grassy hops, and some fruit.
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Light malt aroma. Cocoa and malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Cocoa and caramel lingers with light malt.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tap pour at the brewery. Dark brown with roast coffee and light chocolate. These notes show heavily in the palate as well as some nice layered caramel. excellent brown.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a medium brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of roast, caramel, some nuts, and lighter chocolate.