OldMrCrow (1829) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery 11/29/13
Dark pour, heavy caramel and cocoa and spices, fairly sweet. This comes off as a winter warmer, not as a (British) brown ale -- I had to take a sip of my father’s Tannenbaum ale to be sure that this wasn’t a mistake. Not a mistake, the Tannenbaum is a different and somewhat hoppier combination of heavy caramel and spices. I would have called this at 7.5 ABV, not 5.2. Decent but oh so sweet.
hayduke (3374) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a draft pour at the brewpub. Came a brown color with a small off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose of roasted malts. Medium body and smooth creamy moutthfeel Flavor is roasted caramel malts with nuts. Light bitter fihish. Very easy drinking and tasty. Nice beer.
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich and tasty brown ale, but far too sweet for me. This was like a dessert beer (it was hard for me to even finish the taster). The beer is loaded with sticky-sweet caramel, and it has lesser notes of bread, toffee and brown sugar. Worty. Mild bitterness (not nearly enough to counteract all that sweetness). Some pleasant spicy notes in the background. Overall, it’s a tasty beer, but it’s just too sweet and unbalanced.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was expecting more. Not as heavy as I would have liked for a brown. Blahhhh
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Unfiltered. Rich hazy coffee brown color. Spicy front for Brown Ale. Light chocolate flavor in rich malty body thick with floral sediment. Roasted and frothy. Balanced sweetness. Creamy smooth end. Sampled 3/16/2000.
Brown Ale--Brown Banner--2003-A 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (4.5 / 5.0) Flat mild lace head. Cloudy dark amber red brown color. Mild cocoa floral hop front. Smooth creamy light toasted mild sweet doughy caramel cocoa body. Earthy crusty clean smooth mild hop citrus end. Sampled 11/29/2003.
Brown Ale--Red Banner--2003-B 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (4.25 / 5.0) Slightly hazy rich mahogany red brown color. Light mild lace head. Malty mild toasted cocoa hop front. Creamy smooth mellow doughy mild toasted light sweet fruit chocolate nut body. Clean mild hop end. Sampled 12/22/2003.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: cloudy brown, creamy beige head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, nice nutty character
Flavor: sweet nutty flavor, touch of chocolate, light caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Brewpub. Nutty aroma with a hint of smoke. Hazy, brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, malty, nutty, bitter finish. Medium body, lightly warming. Flavourful, nice balance.
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty nutty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty nutty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a malty finish with some nutty hints in the aftertaste.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty, malt aroma on this brown pour. Sweet, good nut, malt flavor. A smooth and decent drinkable brown ale.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of their better beers. Has some rich chewy maltiness, with some chocolate and cocoa flavors, followed by some caramel and a bit of bitter hoppiness coming through towards the finish.