FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled September 2014
The beer pours with thin, brown tinged, dark tan colored head that sits atop of a dark, concentrated, brown colored beer. Rich nutty, toasted, dark malt notes, a rich roasted, coffee leaning character after a bit, ample hazelnut notes, caramelized nut-leaning liquor
A bit of fizzy carbonation, and some texture adds some heft to this, but still this is quite a bit quaffable. A big toasted, slightly-roasted notes with a solid brown / roasted malt character. A slight sweetness, with a brown caramelized, character, a bit of roasted plum character, a touch of raisin notes, though really a toasted / roaste maltiness. There is a touch of woody character to the roasted / toasted malt character.
This is a pretty nice Brown Ale, I am, for some reason, a sucker for a chewy, toasted / roasted Brown ales, and this definitely fits the bill.
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raisins secs, léger caramel et terre humide. Corpulence moelleuse comme la plupart des bières ici, ça semble être la signature.
travita (4864) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. The look is dark, brown to black in color with red tinges, beige colored head. The smell is nutty, roasty, mush, malt, and ok. The taste is rich but much the same.
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate-roasty in both aroma and taste. Brown in color with a slight white head.
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Big caramel malt on the nose. Lots of carbonation lots of lacing with this one. Bigger level of caramel malt on the tongue. Has a bit of a roasted vibe. Clean finisher. Nice.
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-brown. Loose head. The aroma is mostly nutty, and a little bit toasty. Very nutty palate. Smooth with sweet maltiness. Very drinkable brown that stands out from other browns.
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Il Vicino Brewery Canteen. Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted malt, and bitter hops. Flavor is rather roasty and robust for a brown- some sweet malt but mostly roasted malt and bitter hops in the finish. One of the tastiest brown ales I’ve had in awhile.
drjay44 (3434) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Santa Fe branch. Pours a beige head, with attractive lacing, over a clear)brown (SRM 18)....nose mild coffee, slight chocolate, bit of soy sauce.....taste slightly beefy to start, then floral with a final bitter coffee, hop finish....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. It has a trace off taste body
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A totally solid brew. I have now been surprised by two browns in Albuquerque. This guy is darker than most anything I have experienced: uncanny quality of dark chocolate liquor - almost like 10-50 as a brown. Very roasty, very solid.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color with a sweet nutty malt nose. Similar body with a lighter nutty character. On tap at the CO Springs location.