fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color; poor head. Some aroma of caramel, roasted malt, cereals. Strange flavor, like a mild and sweetish rest of coffee. Below expectations.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa, pours an opaque brown, no head. Interesting aroma--caramel, malts, chocolate, nutmeg. Tastes much the same, but with almost a seltzer-like mouthfeel. Not usually a fan of brown ales, but this one is pretty good.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is a nice caramel, with walnuts, light chocolate, with some toffee. Taste is caramel, with light chocolate and a bit of a ashy smoke taste to it which is pretty interested, then it even shows some espresso late in the taste. Actually shows some depth.
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Courtesy of my secret santa. Almost opaque deep ruby-brown with an average fizzy-foamy diminishing off-white head. Nice oily sweet roast malt aroma, nutty, cola-ish, some chocolate and peat, decent pungent hops. Taste is quite roasty, coffee/chocolate and earthiiness, decent hops but a little too much cola sweetness in the finish. Average body, a little over-carbonated, sweet finish - not bad.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good brew, not my top pick for browns though. A little too dark for a brown. Has a nice mocha aroma, very dark pour with no head. Flavor is somewhat sweet with a definate taste of whiskey, way too undercarbonated. A different take on a brown ale, I think it does well.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to santa: Monster head on this, clear brown. Aroma some caramel and roasted notes. Flavor is a little nutty, kind of a strange after taste. Medium bodied. Average at best.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Walt.Clear brown brew wilth a light aroma of caramel. A middle of the road beer but refreshing after a run. Had
a bit of acrid flavor but not a bad "6 pack" brew
jzzbassman (1557) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Much better than the wheat, although still nothing to write home about. Nice nutty aroma, no head, balanced flavor with some toffee and low bitterness.
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to 123456green. Very dark brown pour with a light brown head that foamed up nice and then dissapated. Excellent aromas, chocolate, nutty coffee, much roastiness. Flavors however did not live up to the aroma. Mostly becuase I donít really like that classic brown ale flavor. Some coffee and roasted nuts were there, but so overshadowed by that sour metallic brown ale twang. Should have just smelled it all day long.
Nuffield (3987) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light caramel brown, subdued dark beige head. Aroma of fruit, light b.o., and chocolate frosting on a cupcake or Betty Crocker brownies. Sour edge with grape notes above a roasty front side, with suggestions of almonds. Notable oily quality, very slippery in the mouth, though the sourness hangs enough to prevent it feeling really luscious. Not my preference in a brown ale--I tend to like brown ales reaching more to the edge of porter. Iím very happy to see a new brewery in Texas, for sure, and wish them the very best.