ARH (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 On tap, poured into a 4 oz sampler glass. The aroma is a fairly light fig/raisin note with some cola and caramel syrup. As the drink mellows, a hazelnut character begins to form. It pours a clear amber brown watery look with lots of white, micro bubble head. It retains a medium thick ring with a splotchy island on it?s surface and leaves an abundant sheet-like, webby lace. The taste is a medium, malty sweet, with a very light burn bitter touch at the finish. The palate is a soft carbonation with a medium malty body and an oily texture. It finishes with a caramel syrup and hazelnut flavor with a hint of candy fruit too. The finish is clean with a light trace of caramel.
rondphoto (3747) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Front Street / Davenport IA --- Clear dark amber color, solid head cover, lots of splotches of lace. Taste is malt that grows in the palate, adding hazelnut, maybe a little honey, before gently becoming more bitter. An interesting brown ale, very distinctive.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite style but very tasty. Had a nice brown pour with a thin tan head. The aroma had a lot of caramel and malt sweetness. the flavor had a nice balance. The finish is a bit dry. Nice beer.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in a pint glass. Was told it was a nut brown but hoppy... but it was far from either. Fine, but quite average, honestly.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Front Street Brewery. Nothing says mediocre brewery like when your special beer is a brown ale, or some other common style. Since they were out of the cherry wheat, we got two samples of this one, and one of them didnít taste so good. Time to clean your lines. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, maple, nuts and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, maple, mild vanilla and sweet malt and a touch of citrus. Downtown Brown was the great police chief on the best show ever, Simon & Simon, so props for me being able to pretend you named it after that, lol.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the Front Street Brewpub. Pours a reddish brown. Caramel malt aromas with a hint of nut. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate with some smokey nut aftertaste.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy brown color with thin off white head. Roasty, nutty nose. Dry and nutty flavor with coffee undertones and bitter roasty finish.
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cherry brown in color with a medium-sized frothy white head. Mild roasty malt aroma, some peat and cedar mixed in there. Hop bitterness is surprisingly high for the style, lending a nice spruce/grapefruit mix. However, there seems to be a bit of oxidation going on, as the finish has a stale, cardboard flavor that drowns out some rye bread notes.
iamacaktus (4) - granite bay, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Worthless from the bottle, great from the tap. A very aromatic beer. Smells like amazing chocolate and cashews. Iíd say itís slightly thicker than newcastle, but still quite thin. A better than average brown ale off the tap, but not a bitter or daring beer on the palate so if youíre in the mood for something heavy skip out on this one.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
a new beer at Front Street Brewpub. this was the Brewmasters Special on the night I was there. part of a 5 oz. sample and poured a dark chocolate brown with no head. extremely mild flavors for a brown ale, very thin