BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hollister. Extremely solid Brown Ale! Pours with a large, creamy white head over a light brown body. Aroma of coffee, toffee and toast. Taste is full of chocolate, caramel, and light nuts and baked bread. Creamy mouthfeel and light bubbles.
One of the best I have had of the style.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Deep copper color with a tight tan head. Nice nutty, sweet caramel aroma. medium body. Thin taste of nutty roasted malts with some dark caramel. Not a good start.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Deep brown color with a small, creamy head. Malty aroma with caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Rich, malty flavor with caramel and a hint of dark chocolate. Modest bitterness, but good balance. Medium bodied and quite smooth. A nice malty and smooth brown ale.