LilBeerDoctor (3422) - 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.
ajm (1065) - 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.
Oakes (12234) - 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.
drjay44 (2579) - 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
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3370) - 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.
dnstone (2132) - 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.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby brown with minimal head. Slight nut nose, but mild overall. Flavor is even and smooth. Slight nut tone, but more so leaning towards an almost smokey quality. Feel is thin with a low carbonation. It’s extremely drinkable. Overall, it is an even brew that goes down very easily. Not the greatest of the style and not one I will be running back to try, but hey, it’s even and pretty good. If you happen to dine here, it shouldn’t be one to avoid altogether.
BigcaseObeer (2) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 16, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is one of my personal favorites. i spend four to five nights a week at there tap room and in my opinion is the best you can find on tap in the 505. If you like a smooth nutty Brown beer this ones for you. It’s just what you expect and nothing more.
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught: Poured a thick brown chocolate color with a beige color head. The aroma is nutty malt and slightly sweet. The taste is very nice as it had more nutty malt, but balanced with just enough hops.