brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a nice dark brown color with some light red highlights to it. A big off-white head forms with the pour.
S: Nice and malty with plenty of toffee and nutty character on the nose. Perhaps a hint of chocolate and caramel, too.
T: Nuts and toffee right up front with maybe just a hint of acidity for some unknown reason. Perhaps it’s the subtle fruit flavors I detect. In any case, fairly sweet and malt forward, like a brown ale should be.
M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation to the beer.
D: A pretty nice beer overall. Good flavor and aroma profiles, and easy to drink.
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours dark brown with a creamy/fizzy light tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and dark fruit. Or nuts and vanilla. Probably. Very smooth. There’s nut and chocolate. And I think vanilla. Though not all that sweet, nor bitter, it’s like eating cake in a way. Tho having just chewed up some jalapenos my taste may be off. Finishes fairly chocolate.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of cola, roasted nuts, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, strong alcohol (for a brown ale), and caramel.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cloudy dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, chocolate, some nut. Taste is sweet, cherry, caramel, some chocolate, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food or a good cigar.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: 471 Mighty Brown
Date: September 05, 2007
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: slightly sweet milk chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich milk chocolate flavor, nice caramel sweetness, little to no bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a dark brown with a lasting amber head. Aroma was malty and fruity. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavor was malty, grainy and vegtal with a dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Breckenridge at the Ballpark. Pours dark nut brown - molasses with a frothy off-white head and lined lacing. Nutty caramel malt (meal) aroma. Caramel, light chocolate malt flavor with toffee notes and slightly bitter. Medium bodied and creamy palate.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown pour. Light head. Very malty aroma. Caramel, roasted nuts, light hops and light chocolate. Flavor is loaded with malt, nuts and chocolate. Good brew.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Dark, hazy, ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head that is gone in a flash. Vinous, fruity aroma presents medium sherry, milk chocolate, blackberries, caramel and black cherries. Medium-bodied and a little oily with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel and chocolate with a hint of tawny port. Lengthy sweet finish. Kudos to DragonStout for sharing this bottle with the crew at redlight redlight!