joeneugs (5688) - 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.
dwyerpg (5542) - 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.
IrishBoy (4096) - 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.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - 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 (3527) - 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
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma of biscuit, toffee and nuts. Taste is nutty, chocolate biscuits. Dry and a little bitter.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is ok the body dark brown. It smells malty, roasty, lightly hoppy. The taste is malty, light hoppy, bit boring
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pour@Braukunst Live ’15 - SA, danke either motelpogo or oldmanriver... Smells like pancakes drizzled with caramelised maple syrup. Seamy, easygoing silky mouthfeel, feeding you a liquid dessert of toffee, milk chocolate cake spiked with hoppy red berries. Mellow & nice.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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.
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