natejgood (469) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After pouring this beer was not as dark as I was expecting from the name. The head is a light brown color and the beer is similar to a cup of light coffee. The beer is fairly opaque. The beer smells malty and roasy with a hint of hops. The beer tastes malty and sweet, but not too sweet. There is a hint of bitterness in the background. The only complaint I have about this beer is that it leaves a bit of a funny taste in my mouth between sips. Other than that this is a pretty solid beer.
PorterPounder (7070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper pour, nice khaki head, hangs around a while. Sweet, candy like aroma - hints of chocolate, some candied sugar. Good nutty flavor, some chocolate, baked brown bread, full bodied flavor. Thickish mouthfeel. Solid Brown Ale - thanks to Aurelius for this one.
Sammy (10798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle from Western Mass. trip. Dark brown inviting with some white yeast lace,with malty and mollasses aroma. Above average carbonation otherwise tasty and very drinkable.
A superior brown, recommended.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6485) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer came in my beer club - I am not familiar with the brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized fluffy tan head. The aroma was roasty with a light floral hop undertone. The flavor was bitter and roasty with a moderate floral hop element. The finish was longish, bitter and hoppy.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle pours dark amber/brown with a fair amount of head. Nice roasted malt flavor, with a lingering aftertaste.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost balck with a smallish head. Aromas of malts and some roastiness. FLavors of malts and faitrly aggressive hops that was a surprise. While drinking it seemed that the hoppiness mellowed a bit, but for a brown it was very hoppy.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer. Aroma is mostly malt with some earthy hoppiness. Dark brown color with a nice head. Taste is complex with malt and hops fighting for control. Finishes very dry and refreshing. Worth a try.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy brown color with a medium light-brown head. Strong lacing. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Flavor is malty with a strong coffee overtone. Not one of my favorite brown ales.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle via Malt of Earth Beer Club. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with an average sized chunky beige head. Nose is toasted grains, a little vanilla, tofee and some spicy hops. Tastes just like it smells with a little added orange peel/grapefruit in the finish.
Aurelius (4964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolaty ale aroma with a west coast tinge. Nice label, murky walnut brown beer. Grassy-earthy notes, floral/citrus overtones combined with a coffeish brown ale flavor. Medium body. FInishes with coffee and grapefruit pith hop bitterness. The occasional chemical and grassy note in the finish. Good. Ale in the Mail selection, June 2007.