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.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from BevMo La Jolla. Pours a clear, deep brown with a frothy beige head. Great nose of herbal hops and toasted malt.One of the better Browns out there IMO.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Lasting thin creamy head. Thick malty aroma. Thick flavour. Rich malt with a bit of chocolate and a bit of bitterness.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz. bottle purchased locally. Aroma is malty and full of dark fruit, plum and raisin. Color is a deep brown with ruby highlights with a small tan head. Flavor has a touch of toast followed by some rich maltiness and then a touch of roasted grain. Medium body and mouthfeel that dries in the finish from the bitterness and roast. Very clean and full rich flavor. Almost like a lighter brown porter.
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 (8942) - 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 (1931) - 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 (5241) - 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.