Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light roastiness, chocolate, light hazelnut. Taste is lightly roasty, caramel, light hoppiness. Interesting brown.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unintentionally #2000, just another number I suppose. Part of their Brewmaster Reserve Series (2008). Poured a dark brown color, some mahoganey edges, ok off-white head and lacing. The aroma was full rich chocolate, light walnuty notes. The flavor followed suit, strong chocolate/cocoa, a bit dry at the same time, though, and with a touch of bitter roast, surely not sticky sweet, although malty. Finishes dry, and to use BeerandBlues2 lingo, "chalky," sums it up well. An ok brown, but I think this style has really dropped to near bottom on my list of desired styles. Just goes to show, Iím not one for picking milestone beers, as a nut brown surely wouldnít have been a conscious decision.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22-oz bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of cola. Medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and smokey aromas, for me it smelled better than it tasted, Flavor was one dimensional.. all smoke and roasted malts. Pretty dry finish and no nutttyness to be found anywhere.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Coop in Davis, CA. This brew tasted sour, compared to the Rogue brown I had right before it. Also, it worsened as it warmed. Not great.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from bevmo. Dark brown with a creamy head. Malty and roasty aroma. Nutty and roasty taste. decent.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo. Deep ruby in color upon pouring. Roasted chocolate/coffee aroma. Nice sweet nose with a bit of a bitter spiced coffee quality. Roasted nutty flavor. Good coffee flavors. Lightly bitter finish. Good quality brown.
StefanSD (1925) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. pours a dark mahogany brown with amber highlights. The head is off-white, creamy, ample and recedes to 1/8 inch and holds. The aroma is medium in strength with coffee, dark fruits, molasses and almonds. The flavor is balanced with roasted malts, dark fruit and coffee. The mouthfeel is just a touch on the thin side, carbonation is adequate. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: This is a very nice brown ale and one of my favorite Full Sail beers to date.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice dark color, with aroma of coffee. Good lacing. Maybe not quite as sweet as a nut brown could be, a just a smidgen thin on the body. But overalll itís very good.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thi osne is surprisingly good. Not as watery as most of the browns I had recently. Pours with an almost blackish color. Nice aroma of nuts and malts, flavors are malty wiht noticebakl nutty component. As mentioned a nice palate, very smooth and a nice not too bittr finish.