HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. Dark brown with a huge frothy head. The flavor as well as the aromas are dominated by roasted malts and nuts. The body is more solid than most brown ales. Nice bitter sweet finish.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 I can dig it, but the label should definetely have a more truer representation of the name. Deep color of black with a hint of brown. A roasty nutt flavor with a side of chocolate.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice balanced brown from "Crazy",
Very English toasted mouthfeel, Clean And fairly dry. Some Cocoa and bread flavors with a touch of bittering hops at the end.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Blackish with a disappering tan head, nutty and chocolatey, malty/burnt chocolate finish, Good stuff
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Hopyard poured a clear dark brown with a small creamy lasting head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, hint of nuts and a hint of coffee. Palate was light bodied and creamy smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roasted malt, a hint of coffee and nuts with a smooth semi sweet finish.
luvcasks (178) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hop-Yard Pleasanton
Aroma: some floral notes and Roasty notes in the nose
Appearance: Pourced a nice brown with a nice off-white head which lingered for a while
Flavor: Starts off with roasted sweetness and some hints of coffee and buiscuits
Palate: Light in body. malt, roast and clean hop finish come in quick succession
Overall: A very drinkable representation of an English Style Brown Ale
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
allright im drinking a hoptown nitro brown on the nitro tap. it is..pretty brown. a little red tint. i uhh give appearance of like a 4. in appearance. aroma is stinky a little chocolatey alittle muddy. little raunchy. aroma 6. flavor is water. watery bland. a little spice. little uhh got a little bitterness to it at the end its creamy though. flavor is a 6. andddd palate is like a 3. and oi is like a 14
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft Pizza Port San Clemente, CA
Clear brown color, dry flavor, light body, nice roasty nose. It’s a very taste brown ale.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Cask. 03/2006) This should probably be classified as its own, unique brew. It was awesomel. Served from the cask with natural, soft carbonation, this presented wonderful, grassy, floral hop aromas balanced by chocolate, roasted barley, and deep earthy aromas with hints of dried fruits. Some oxidation was occurring -- which just enhanced this beer over the several days it was available Wonderful chocolate and notes of burnt toast with fig/date preserves for jam, full-bodied, yeasty, nutty, wonderful.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft: Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA) This is a very flavorful, enjoyable and well crafted brown ale; The main thrust of this beer, the moderately sweet, toasty maltiness, is delicious; There’s a fair amount of yeastiness, and a moderate hops bitterness provides good balance; Medium bodied with a good solid mouthfeel; Nice, toasty nose with sweet and mild hops aromas pretty much echoes the flavor; Deep mahogany color; Tan head looks creamy, with small bubbles; The head fades to a thin layer, but maintains that level; No lacing to speak of