JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel nose with some fruitiness and light cocoa. Deep crimson in the light looks brown in the glass. A nice eggshell white head and no lacing. Very creamy mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa chocolate in the flavor, nice toffee presence and a crisp, hoppy finish. This is a lovely beer! Thanks André.
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Vacaville, CA. 2008 Reserve. Husky, slightly sweet, chocolate malt aroma with some nuttiness and a little molasses present in the nose as well. Rather aromatic and pleasant. Transparent tawny mahogany body with a frothy, large light tan head. Attractive. Starts a bit metallic with some slight astringency following that. Some husky, grainy, toasted malts are present in the middle. Finishes with a little chocolate and cocoa character. Light, lingering bitterness. A bit thin in terms of the body. Not bad for a relatively boring style.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark brown grizzly bear color. hardly any lacing. Dry, brassy aftertaste. Some chestnut. Not too sweet. Pretty good for a style that often induces sleep.
spikester (605) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is burnt coffee, chocolate.
Appearance is black with a tan head, good lacings.
F-Flavor is dark roast coffee, chocolate malts, some bitterness. Very god for the type.
P- Palate is just slightly thin for the type which helps make it sessionable.
O- Overall a great session brown ale. Don’t know how it will age but I’m going to buy at least one to try. Nice brew.
dalekliz (907) - 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 (3365) - Portland, 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 (5351) - 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 (13621) - 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.