Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige head, decent lacing. Both lasted a long time. Opaque deep brown color. Medium body. Coffee is the dominant flavor. Carbonation is under control. Aroma consists of hint of coffee which comes on like a rush in the flavor.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corti Bros. in Sacramento. Aroma of roasted malt. Hazy, brownish color with reddish hilites. The white head went away rather quickly, but there’s a bit of ring lace. Rather thin in body, with biting, but almost creamy, carbonation. The flavor is fairly smoky roasted caramel. Somewhat nutty. Some other flavors are present, but I can’t clearly pick them out from the smoky malt. There is a slightly sour hint in the finish, which is definitely dry, and seems to have some hop bitter. The smoky aspect persists. Overall a good, though smoky, brown ale. Smoother than many browns.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown, mahogany color through the light, thin head, no lacing. Nose is smoky and roasty; hugely nutty and sweet, creamy. The flavor is rich, creamy; vanilla, molasses, milk thistle. The finish is chewy, rich, unique. A bit of dry alcohol and astringency. Very nice chewy brown ale.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent brown with a thin tan head. Smells of nutty brown malt with a the light hint of some hops.
Tastes of light caramel malt. Nutty and lightly bitter. Very smooth. A sticky aftertaste with some lingering bitterness. Very very smooth.
This is a straight up brown ale. Nothing fancy but very true to the style. If you look "smooth brown ale" up in the dictionary, there’s a picture of this beer.