marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours brown with a thin beige head and a burnt toast aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and roasted malt flavor that is a bit nutty with a slightly bitter finish.
jonas (5983) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BKL. Roast nut, herb nose. Clear chestnut,low brown head. Asian spices , herbal, Berrylike hop notes with staying power. Chewy medium body, mellow mouthfeel. Grassy finish.
dwyerpg (4734) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is pretty good. A creamy brown ale with a bit of hops to the body. Light finish. A solid introduction for me to these guys.
bytemesis (3977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small tan head and some residual lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, tobacco, a touch of cocoa, and cardboard notes. Flavor is the same with a light citrus bitterness and light roasty sweetness. Medium body, lightly astringent. Interesting.
IrishBoy (3909) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Sandy’s in SLO. Nose is chestnut, roast, and a little caramel. Clear rusty brown with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some contrasting sweetness and nuttiness.
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cato’s Alehouse. It pours a deep reddish brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is nice and toasty with some chocolate and nuts. The flavor is nutty and toasted with strong earthy, menthol and spicy hop character. Medium/strong bitter finish. The malts work really well with the hop varieties and usage. This is a West Coast Brown Ale I can get behind. Really tasty.
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Santa Barbara at the brewery, not much flavor but good carbonation, not much head
alexanderj (3364) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown color. Aroma was hoppy for the style, with a definite NW profile. Fruity, earthy, a bit of spice and some roasted/caramel. Had a nice twist on the style, with a solid balance of malt and hop components. NW style hops; Finish transitioned from hops to caramel/roasted in a nice way. Good stuff
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i had this on tap at figueroa mountain brewing and it’s a nicely done brown ale. Roasty and tasty, I’d have this again
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep chestnut and mahogany pour with a small eggshell head that left very little in terms of lacing. Aroma is muted. Roasted malt, nuttiness, and a hint of caramel. Flavor is so much better than its nose. Cocoa, light coffee notes, almond and cashew, char, and vanilla. Moderate mouthfeel and mild alcohol...easy drinkin’. Solid.