Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are both pretty faint with notes of nuts, caramel, charcoal, and coffee. Light to medium bodied.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a bomber. Chilled. A nice brown ale that was rich and malty taste an aroma. Well put together brew.
Weidemann (6) - USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is quite dark, root beer when leaned in the light, otherwise solid espresso color. Nice tan head with cool-shaped lacing like a hippo head amidst foreign countries.
Aroma has caramel and light nuts and chocolate, almost like a chocolate root beer float.
Medium mouthfeel with a nice light creaminess floating around after swallowing.
Taste is moderately bitter at first, there's a toasty bitterness that lingers for minutes. The following tastes, though, add caramel and nut and light cocoa powder with increasing vanilla aftertaste until the chocolate root beer float is closer to reality than fantasy.
Overall: A solid brown that starts like a bitter dark chocolate and develops into a semi-sweet chocolate infused with vanilla beans.
Landmonger (156) - USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The color is a clean reddish brown with tan head, aroma is malt and some cinnamon, taste of cinnamon and roasty malt with some bitterness the carbonation is good lingering bitternesss overall average though
beertholomeus (1242) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Caramel, malt, toffee, biscuit and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, caramel, biscuit, hop and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter for a brown. Caramel and chocolate finish with a lasting astringency.
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - tasting @ Willows. Pours hazy chestnut brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor has some oak, but really malty, nutty. Medium sweet, light bitterness. Medium body. Above average for a brown ale.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from the tap. A clear brown with a nice nutty roastyness. A average brown ale.
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap: Clear dark brown. Solid head. Roasted malt. Coffee. Brown spice. Medium sweet. Not sour. Moderate bitterness. Cleanly fruity palate. Roasted and smokey. Bitter finish lingers. Good clean brown ale but this style is. to for me.
BeerFunGuy (848) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark brown beer with coffee colored head. Cinnamon aromas and coffee flavors make this brown beer a well balanced beer.
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GIJOE (971) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malt , but hop comes through vigorously in the flavor. It's a bit much for a Brown Ale. Still quite good, medium bodied brew. I'd have it again.
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