Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. The beer is a dark brown color with a thin light beige head that recedes to a film eventually. Roasty malt aroma with notes of nuts and hops. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt and nuts, hops and a bit of chocolate. The finish is roasty with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Pours cloudy brown with a big tan head. Caramel malt nose with some roasty character and a bit of hop. Caramel malt flavor with some nice creamy coffee influence and roasty bitter finish. Pretty good.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown beer with little head. The aroma was malty & the taste was sweet, slightlt nutty, & chocolate.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a thin head. Aroma is not bad - dark malts, etc. I couldn’t enjoy the flavor, though - it has homebrew twang. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but this just wasn’t that good.
emacgee (4271) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks ericandersnavy. Pours a thin still dark brown with a very thin head. First thought is infected and I should have explored this possibility before taking a sip. Definitely infected. Nose shows it for sure, rotten fruit. Tastes very very infected.
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 Pretty standard brown ale if you ask me. Not too many remarkable qualities stand out.3.0
RE-RATE 2/13/10 On tap at the Tap Exchange. Pours a clear dark brownish red with a nice white head. Appears creamy. Aroma of roasted malts and light bitter coffee. Smooth feel. Taste is a fairly pleasant brown with lots of roasted malts and a hint of caramel. Definitely better on tap than in a bottle.
theisti (3395) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dansting. Pour is dark brown ruby with a nice light tan 1 1/2 inch head. Head is lasting, leaving decent lacing. Aroma of nutty maltiness, soft leafy tobacco. Soft, fresh, natural. Nice nose. Taste is the nutty maltiness, some bright fruit sweetness. Finish has some of the smoky earthy notes from the nose. Taste is not quite as soft and smooth as the nose. Nice, though. Palate is thin medium, slick, noticeable carbonation. One of the better browns I have had. (Please don’t take the previous comment out of context). Thanks for giving me this one Dan.
jkwalking05 (4113) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of nuts,caramel and malt. Taste is the same with a hint of cocoa.
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a minimal head. The aroma is great... tons of roasted nuts, prunes and dates. The flavor has lots of sweet brown malts and dark fruits peppered with nuts. A nice cheap version of a belgian brown. Good beer.
llcooldave (1157) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow... for a brown ale this really is dark, almost black. Immediate nose of licorice and malt. Slightly sweet malty flavor with the licorice note also present in the flavor. Fairly easy drinking, no really hoppy bitterness. I could probably drink more of these.