BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful auburnish brown, with a small off white head that recedes from three fingers to one. Strong toffee nose, with some roasted coffee that follow onto the palate with a sweet creamy mouthfeel, lots of different nuttiness is coming through here, almonds and hazelnuts. Its a bit one dimensional, and not overly impressive, but just enough to keep its head above water, enjoyable enough, but not something I would purchase again.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep red mahogany. Rich nutty chocolate aroma, very malty nutty chocolate palate, sweet with a moderately bitter dry finish. Really flavourful, delicious.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ddep brown/mahogany with a 1 cm tall tan head. Rich toffee and cookie-dough aroma with nuts. Lovely taste. Malted chocolate, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, and a little roasted coffee. Kind of like "Chock Full O Nuts" in a beer. Nice.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very deep brown with a reddish hue. Hazelnut and malted milk aroma with moderate milk chocolate and some pipe smoke (pretty sure this is my deScription of every brown aleís aroma). Softly malty, roasted aroma with some tartness, more nuttiness. Soft carbo, light bitterness and pleasant lingering aftertaste. This a nice one - almost more like a light stout than a brown ale. This isnít my favorite style, but Iím not sure thereís uch more I could ask for here.
RSRIZZO (1914) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewmaster reserve 2008. Aroma is a sweet roasted caramel scent. Color is a deep near solid amber with good carbonation and a thick tight head. Taste is bold, rich and roasted. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a smooth feel that has a slight crispness in the end. Finish comes in with a deep roasted flavor that has a sweet caramel taste and a rich feel, all of this is followed by a very light bitterness. After taste leaves you with a nice sour roasty flavor. Not one of my favorite styles but this is a very interesting brew. Its bold and very complex with the sour note on the end making it stand out from other Brown Ales.
BuckeyeBoy (4437) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle pours out a dark brown with a touch of red. Topped with a nice off white head. A nice aroma of nut and some sweetness. Tast of malt, nuts, and a touch of chocolate.
RedSox2004 (1553) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque chestnut brown with a pillowy head and nice lacing. Aromas of nutty cocoa with a hint of bread. Flavors included almonds, aforementioned cocoa, and a bit of coffee. Very smooth, medium-bodied and flavorful. Iím getting to really like this brewer.
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tawny body. Slightly tobaccoey, nutty aroma. Full-bodied, nutty, with some chocolate character. Full, sweet finish. Superbly balanced, lots of flavour.
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, nuts and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light nuttiness with a smooth malty finish.
Ernest (7034) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts/grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Pretty bog standard rendition. A bit too sweet.