ridric (10) - Pleasanton, California, USA - AUG 10, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of brewdad. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Smells of spice, some earth, tea, oats, nutty. Tastes of sweet caramel, some light chocolate, spicy, some sweet citrussy hints, nice bitterness. This is an unusual, but very enjoyable beer. Very porter like.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. I've had three other Dick's and loved them so I wanted to give the other three I can find a try. This reminds me of a cross between a Pale Ale and a Porter. I'm not sure it is a Brown as it's not sweet enough (I usually don't like Browns).
Pours a dark brown with a rather large white head that lasts a long time and leaves some lacing.
Smell is mainly of alcohol, but has some roasted malt scent mixed in there.
Taste is, well, like a mix between a Porter and a Pale. Lots of caramelized malt but it's not sweet. There's way too much hop presence for this to be be a Brown. This has some fruit esters as well, most notibly apricot.
Mouthfeel is rather thick and full, actually, another sign it's not a Brown. Drinkability is good. This is a nice change from just drinking one style and I'll definately be seeking out more of these.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured deep brown with lasting white head. Roast malty aroma. Malt and coffeelike notes in the body with a light bitterish finish. A lekker brown that isnít as sweet as the English browns.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. This is nice. Smooth first, then sweet and a bit chewy. Pretty decent brew, but just a bit on the sweet side.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 05/08/02: Deep slightly cloudy garnet color, frothy beige head and good lace. Nose is malt, caramel hints, maybe a bit nutty sweetness from the íBlack Maltsí. Front slightly sweet, the top is light, acidic, dry, great hop bite that I like. Been more than a year since my last sample, still a decent drinkable beer.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a ínut brown aleí with a thin head that laces nicely. Has a nutty taste to it also, very bitter and a nice hoppy bite at the end. Iím left with that dark nutty taste, like roasted chestnuts afterwards. Pretty decent!
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Clear mahogany body; beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, caramel, light coriander. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orasty, cinnamon, and an unidentified spice that evokes childhood treat. Medium body. Very nice beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, decent head formation. Lightly roasted malt, caramel, nutty aroma, slightly funky. Sweetish malt flavor, enhanced but well balanced chocolate, mild citrussy bite throughout. Pretty flavorful complex brown ale that never goes too far.
BrewDad (4508) - Olympia, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep amber color with a thick head. This has a good malty flavor and a deep bitterness of hops. This was a tad dry at the end but also had some intresting flavors and spiciness. Good brew.