Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, almost brown with a frothy white head and nice lacing. Caramel and some roast. Flowery hops with some citrus. Slightly nutty. Nice tones of caramel and roast. Earthy and nutty with just a touch of bitterness. Nice palate with a malt finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1814) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of nutty malt sweetness. Clear chestnut brown with very little head. Slightly medium-thin mouthfeel. Malty with a little medicine. Chewy for the thin mouthfeel. Not bad.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Flying Pie - Meridian: Super light color and surprised this is even called a brown ale. Sadly, even Newcastle brown is better than this. This is more like a thick dark lager. Meh.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a mild hop aroma, probably from the centennial. Color was a dark clear brown. Taste was mediocre and not too complex. Fades into an unruly hoppy bitterness in the finish.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle shared with my buddy Nick. Light brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with some slight roast and chocolate. Flavor pretty much identical, the caramel malt being the most prominent feature. Slightly dry finish.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt backbone, nut and subtle wood accents. Sweet caramel note sewn in to a smooth, creamy silk body.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a very bubbly light brown/red with large white bubbles. Smells lightly sweet of caramel. Tastes very sweet with hints of chocolate, caramel and light bitterness.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear ruby color with a thin white head ring, skanky malt nose, slight bitter finish, thin mouthfeel, buttery, malts are off a little, dry, heady label.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visited the brew pub in Bend, OR. Pours reddish brown with small white head. Slight malt, some sweetness, but otherwise seems bland and thin to me.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish brown with minimal head and some lacings. Sweet aroma, brown sugar.
Taste is sweet malts, brown sugar, toasty. Hops are a minor player but nicely bitter. Good dry finish. Overall pretty good example of the type. Will try a draft version sometime.