edgallow (1989) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is malt, nuts and a hint of spice. Taste is sweet malts, nutty and spice.
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 On tap at Boscos Squared in Memphis. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, roasty, nutty flavors. Not bad.
Ferris (3799) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Toffee and nuts. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Toffee, light bitterness and a nutty finish. A little on the sweet side, but decent.
onceblind (4011) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear semi dark amber with a thin spotty white head. Nose is nutty and a bit funky with body odor-and-forehead-grease-on-pajamas sort of aroma. Luckily the flavor features none of that nastiness but had a nice sweet dark malty nuttiness and a touch of chocolate grains. A bit chewy and grainy for its own good, not as "brown" as I feel it should be.
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Boscos. Redish brown pour. Sticky lacing. Sweet nutty caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavor with just enough hop bite to clean it up. Standard American brown.
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Boscos in Memphis. Pours a nice brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, malts, chocolate. Taste is malty with some caramel. A smooth taste. There is some hop character at the end with some bitterness, and the palate is lightly thick.
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Caytinator (935) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 pint at the Brewpub Little Rock (still called Downtown Brown as of this writing) . Pour is brown, all right, with a small stable head and no lacing. It’s well-balanced, with equal parts bitters and malt, and just a little bit "nutty". Not FULL of taste, but an interesting offering nonetheless.
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Light brown with small head. Nutty english brown. Slight caramel. Unremarkable.
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Served up a bright, clear, amber-brown body topped with an ivory-hued head.
Smell: Credible maltiness with apparent notes of caramel, brown sugar, nuts, toast, as well as darker malty notes of mild-mannered coffee and chocolate. Some faint estery hints, too.
Taste: Goodly malty brew with varied nuts of brown sugar, heavily toasted nuts, lightly caramel, and even some coffee and chocolate. Scantly estery with a low fruitiness. Pinch of herb, lightly bitter. Malty, smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A charming, fittingly malty, English-minded ale.
Steasy66 (861) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the brewpub, light brown, super bland, a bit malty and little else.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Little Rock, AR. Pours a lightly hazed, lighter brown colored body with a thin, frothy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma has a light caramel sweetness, nuts, and some earth. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened and toasted caramels up front with some nuts and a light earth in the middle. Finishes somewhat dry and lightly bitter with some roasts coming out and a light caramel sweetness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent brown ale. Some nutty sweet caramels with light toast and roast notes. Easy drinking and decent.