BeerSamizdat (4) - San Francisco, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Phenomenally surprising brown ale (!) full of body, depth and taste. Malt and caramel and a really husky, robust backbone make for something a lot more special than most brown ales I’ve come across.
Beautiful label, too.
IrishBoy (3824) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Big Sur Taphouse on PCH1, 30/04/14.
Chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering that retains well.
Nose is toffee, dark fruits, nutty tang, brown sugar.
Taste comprises toffee, light vanilla, touch of cocoa, subtle hop presence, biscuit crumble.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Ok middle of the rod brown, a touch better than most to be fair!
joeneugs (3189) - 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.
badpuppy69 (216) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark brown with nice soapy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and slight dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste follows the Aroma well with a medium mouth feel. Nice brown ale. Well made.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice mahogany beer with a dark tan head. Nutty and maly aroma with light toffee. Nutty malt flavor with light caramel and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Caramel and nuttiness lingers with light cocoa.
pintofbitter1 (7) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 The bouquet of this scrumptious brown ale delivers on all fronts. Very Nutella with elements of roasted nuts and cocoa powder. Chocolate and toast on the palate, but crisp and exciting, not dense or weighty. Great stuff! ---- http://instagram.com/pintofbitter
BeerFunGuy (629) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown beer has an inviting aroma of nutmeg. It has a roasted malt flavor of chocolate and caramel. Very good!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dhunter151 (539) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Caramel, roasted malt, good amount of bitterness. Light mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Landmonger (156) - USA - JUL 20, 2013
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured into an English Pint glass, brown in color minimal head aroma is malt taste is malt citrus and some breadiness.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
DedicatedToFun (2402) - 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