GarrettB (1147) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 29th, 2014 - Guinness in appearance and smell, Brianís Brown has a lot of richness, and warm, hearty notes that made this an excellent beer to drink after dark. Alongside the Lucky Day IPA it presents an informative contrast in ingredients and recipes, offering a dark, malty experience for those less inclined to worship the god of hops. Velvety foam tickles the drinkerís upper lip, and a nitrogen style smoothness quickly coats the tongue in a mixture of lighter, oatmeal stout style sweets and dark, chocolate notes. The whole flavor medley comes off as light, even buoyant, which always impresses me with darker ales and darker flavors. Finish a round of tasters, or use it to warm up your palate when the sun sets and gives SLO a slight breeze and chill.
anders37 (18351) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Really a poor nose. Acidic and burnt aroma. Heavy on the roasted malt, coffee, earthy hops, grass, and a hint of fruit. The flavor is also overly burnt and acidic, very bitter, too. Minimal malt sweetness, dry finish, toffee, and toast. Coffee and earthy hops with a heavy roasted malt profile.