dalekliz (823) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hamilton’s, shared with WeeHeavySD. Reddish dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malts. Sweet taste, of dark fruits, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Lingering toastyness. Nice brown ale.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Dark brown with decent head. Solid nut brown that offers light chocolate flavors, with a bit of astringent alcohol coming through that is out of place. You can do better, but I wouldn’t refuse it.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s shared with Dalekliz. pours dark dark brown with a tan head. Nose is light and malty. Taste is sweet with hints of chocolate and chocolate malt bitter and overall decent.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale pours a deep brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing. Aroma is malty, chocolaty and nutty. A medium to lighter bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel and nutty, with a touch of chocolate malt. The hops are earthy and a touch floral. Nicely balanced. It has a nice backbone and is very drinkable. Would probably be a decent session ale, it is kind of a milder tasting brown ale, if that is even imaginable, but there is enough character to keep it drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 22oz bottle. Pours darker brown. Soft toasted malt flavor, honey and caramel with a soft chocolate flavor towards the finish. Hops were balanced but soft, well built to make the malts stand out. Solid brown ale, which is saying a lot since I don’t really like many of them.
bhensonb (10185) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark chocolate aroma. Dark brown color with a three finger beige head. Medium body with fine carbonation; almost chewy. Flavor is lots of chocolate, dark roasted malt, and bitter (probably burnt malt and hop). Finish is dry, and the bitter is persisting. Seems to be really good for a brown ale. Damn near crisp.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a full head with good retention and fluffy lacing. Aromas of nut shells. Full nectar with good carbonation. The texture is soft. Malty and dry roasted with flavors of nut shells, herbs, bubble gum dust, bakers cocoa. Theres a mild hop component that delivers a citrusy bitterness. The finish is bittered well and lasting, dry and snappy. Nice complexities.
Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Brewmaster Reserve.
Dark brown almost mahogany in coour, nice thick light tan head.
Aroma toffeeish maltiness and slightly toasted .
Toasty, milk chocolaty taste, hints of coffee in the end, bitterness tinges the after taste.
Nice palate for a brown, quite nicely carbonanted.
Overall a good brown and drinakble.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Mahogany, ruby color, light sticky head. Nose of yeast slurry, light vacuum cleaner hose, subtle almond and bitter bland hops. The flavor is acidic, plenty of bitter earthy hops. Light and vague, salty? Not good.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 brewmaster reserve, purchased at 99 bottles in federal way, washington.
pours a dark brown with a ruby tint, large tan head, very good lacing.
smell of caramel, cocoa, some spice, vanilla, roastiness in the back.
taste is creamy, malt, bakers chocolate, roasted nuts, brown sugar, spice, nice thick mouth-feel in the end.