philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deschutes Brewery & Public House--Bond Street Brown Ale--Bond Street Series--An Original Public House Ale--2005 Release--22 oz. Bottle--4.80% ABV--25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale-- Foamy mild lace head. Clear thin bright walnut red brown color. Bottle Conditioned sediment. Malty mild cocao hop front. Smooth creamy malty toffee cocao nut body. Clean smooth easy mild hop end. Minimal fruit. Tasty mellow Brown. Sampled 8/26/2005.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap, Public House, Bend OR - Nutty, light toasted bready malt character with a creamy mouthfeel. Dry with some light chocolate notes.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great brown ale, definitely one of the best that I have had in a long time. Rich and well-layered on the palate, with some creamy chocolate, a bit of roastiness, with some sweet toffee and a somewhat salty nuttiness. Hops are approachable, giving a welcome bitterness in the finish.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness. This is a great beer.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is caramel, coffee, hint of chocolate.
Body is brown with a cream colored head.
Taste is kinda roasty with light caramel, and mollases.
Body is average.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours ruby red-brown with lasting light-brown head. Body is clear and lacing is spare. Nice malt backbone with toasted grain, toffee, and nutty aromas. Citrus hops. Mouthfeel is a little on the thick side for my preference with this style. Smooth and easy to drink, though, and not too strong. Have another.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber brown beer with a big beige head. Nice roasty-caramel malt aroma. Balanced caramel malt, butty, and slight chocolate flavor with some hops. Clean and refreshing and easy to drink.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a large rocky beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, mild citrus, and a hint of cocoa. Flavor of malt, chocolate, and mild hops.
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15-Dec-05 (22 oz bottle: $3.49 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Since I also have a bottle of this beer, I thought it should get a more thorough rating, or at least be rated in a more "rating friendly" and controlled environment like my living room in front of my computer rather than a bar. This is definitely a mild brown ale, with very light roast in the flavor and nose. Mild sweetness, a fair amount of chocolate, and a bit o’ nuttiness in the flavor, and likewise in the nose, except that the beer does not have a very sweet aroma. Chocolate increases slightly as the beer warms up. Body is medium, with fairly mild carbonation. Light-medium brown, but with nearly perfect clarity. Light tan head pours to an inch in height, settling to a ring in a pretty normal fashion. True to the brewing style of Deschutes, this is an understated brown ale that has a nice flavor without trying to knock you over the head showing it.
07-Aug-05 (Draft: Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR) Ooh, this smells nice! Malty, very chocolaty, lightly roasty, the nose has me looking forward to tasting this beer. It’s not as chocolaty, but the roast almost takes on a sesame character. It’s fairly sweet, but the roast helps to keep the palate pretty clean and dry. Moderately bitter, but not especially hoppy. Light brown in color, with a light tan head that shows solid retention and a dense crochetwork of lace. Definitely the best of the seasonals I’ve tried today. (7, 4, 7, 4, 14, total 3.6)
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rich mahogany color with a foamy tan head. Good lacing. This was another beer (along with the Full Sail Wassail) shared by Nancy and Tom from their beer odyssey out West. Nice malty nose, nutty, notes of hops, mild chocolate, toast. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was a toasty, nutty, warm, hoppy mix. Nice beer.