bigbish (582) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An ok beer. The aroma is nice, sweet and malty, but the flavor falls flat. Not thick or bold enough, not enough malt flavor. They just need to kick it up a notch if they want to compete with Bell’s Best Brown.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Left Hand Brewing Company--Deep Cover Brown Ale--2006--12 oz. Bottle--4.40% ABV--20 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Beer of the Month Club Selection October 2006. Mild head. Clear dark amber color. Mild hop light chocolate front. Tangy mild sweet fruit thin English session Brown Ale doughy toffee body. Easy refreshing mild hop spice end. Mild Amber/Brown. Sampled 1/11/2007.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brownish amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and nuts. Flavor is lightly malty, grainy, bitter, slightly astringent finish.
ksbeerkid (28) - Emporia, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pour very dark orange with a thick off white head, no lacing. Definite chocolate aroma, some bourbon as well, kind of reminds me of a faint GI bourbon county stout. Taste is smokey and chocolatey with slight alcohol mouthfeel. smooth palate for me, just like most browns. Very Very VERY average beer here.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter, hazelnut malts. A light cherry and some other fruits as well, but pretty weak overall. Flavor is slightly thin and watery up front. Nutty malts and a light cherry fruit mixture before this actually finishes with some flavor. Light, earthy bitterness and a toasty toffee make the finish somewhat enjoyable. Fairly dry with a medium length aftertaste. Overall, despite the enjoyable backend of this beer, there’s too much inconsistency throughout. Weak, nutty and malty aroma with a mostly thin, watery flavor. Eh...
jbender (23) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown with little head. Very little taste and watery on the palate. Pretty disappointing
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->honker: pours a white creamy, lasting head that exhibits good lacing atop a cloudy dark orange body. Aroma of root beer, sweet taste, medium body, astringent finish. Ok but not great.
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 mL.Shared with SpencerDB.
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a thin, tan head that has little retention and no lacing. Aroma is sugary, malty, strawberry like a doppelbock. There is some strange wet dog/barn house/mustiness in there too. Taste is very weak: mostly seltzer water. Disappointing.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best way I can recreate my experience with this beer is simply disappointment. The aroma is promising with hints of maple/molasses but the taste is just lacking. The beer lacks body, is watery, and has few hops. Dry finish. Not bad, but probably not going to buy another
Trev (1975) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber brown with a medium lasting cap.
light roast malt aroma, some sweet nuttiness
flavour has caramel and maple syrup tones, more of the faint roasty tones and a very light bitterness in the finish as well. Body is a bit light though.