Jimthechap (1621) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As I pour I see that it is on the lush ruby side of brown witha cream coloured head that didn’t settle with much permanence, but it didn’t bugger off in quick time either. The aroma lingered predominantly in darker grains: chocolate malt and brown ale malts especially with a touch of dusty caramel. It is a lovely smell though. The smell isn’t of deep, rich, sweet chocolate, rather cocoa powder and maybe a mention of fruit peelings. Plenty of mouthfeel upon drinking give you a chocolate mousse or milkshake sensation and then there’s a return to the dusty cocoa. There’s some sweetness, but not unwelcome. A pinch of dark cocoa bitterness at the end. I did like this, but I felt that it could have had a little more character. So often Brown Ales suffer from a slight lack of inspiration. Let’s revive a great style shall we?
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely the best out of the sampler, pour on tap at the brewery was dark brownish red with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, nuts, hints of cocoa powder, hints of earth and grass as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel and nutty notes, hints of grass, cocoa powder bittering it out a bit, finishing fairly dry. Nicely done!
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 2/21/11). Clear brown color. Medium off white head. Moderate chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavor of the same, with light toast/malt. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Friend brought this back for me throught their trip thorugh Colorado. Poured a brown color with a smaller tan head. Aroma was milk chocolate , nuts, and caramel. Flavor was very nutty, roasted flavors, and chocolate. Somewhat dry finish. An above average beer. Glad my friends knew how much I like good beers.
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at the Two Below dinner and show. Pour is a hazed brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is toasted nutty malts, some sweet honey. The taste is the toasted nutty sweet (caramel, light milk chocolate) of the nose, along with a very light roast which brings out a lot of flavor. Palate is medium bodied, though with bright carbonation and a clean dry finish. Nice brown, I enjoyed the Dillon Dam beers I had.
vikingguy (801) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the brewpub in Dillion, CO. Thought it was called Sweet Georgia Brown. Pours brown. Flavor is nutty, malty, caramel and good balancing hops. Smooth and drinkable. Enjoyed.
adnielsen (9023) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Fairly deep brown appearance with a brown colored head. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly nutty flavor with a delicious brown malty flavor. Sweet malty finish and aftertaste. Only beer at Dillon Dam Brewery worth a Damn.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours basic brown with no head. Thanks JMBSH.A malty with a little licorice aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, but nothing exceptional.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2010, Idaho Falls, ID. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at ACBF. Pours a medium brown. Tastes very sweet with flavors and aromas of brown sugar. Sweetness overwhelms flavors from the hops and matls.