radagast83 (3128) - 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 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (159) - 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 (5974) - 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 (7732) - 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.
womencantsail (7100) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont
A: The pour is indeed brown with some reddish hints and a creamy khaki head.
S: A decent enough nuttiness on the nose with some nice toasted malts and a little bit of roast. Earthy hops provide a touch of bitterness. Unfortunately, the nose is somewhat buttery.
T: Moderately roasty, but a little more than expected for a brown ale. Toasted malts with a moderate nuttiness and earthy hop character. No butter on the flavor, at least. Somewhat sweet, but a little too bitter.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Certainly not horrible, but not really all that great of a brown ale either.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the brewery.
This brown pour has nice coffee forward notes along with the typical roastiness. I liked it.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Malty aroma. Mid brown amber coloured and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a full malt finish.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Pours with a hazy deep brown body and a large tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, roast, caramel, nuts and pepper. Flavors of caramel, roast, coffee and acetaldehyde. Lively with a somewhat dry finish for a brown ale.