mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown color. A little hoppy with some roasted malt flavors going on. Has a somewhat nutty flavor to it with a bitter finish.
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for this tasty treat. Pours a rich black/brown color, tan head on top, which disappears relatively quickly. Aroma is very porter-like, with rich coffee and chocolate flavors blending with mild hop spiciness. Flabor is sweet, coffee notes, nuttiness, and a light tobacco flavor. ends nice and dry. I like it.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown ale, not too bad. Very dark with a tan head, and has a chocolaty aroma, nutty taste also. Good Brew.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black body with tan head, nothing unusual. Smells of malt, chocolate and coffee. Not very good on the tongue, taste is boring and unimaginative: nuts and chocolate. After is slightly sweet chocolate. Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchase at New World Brewery in Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good beer, smooth w/nutty & caramel taste not to mention a slight bitterness, which is good, brown hue w/a light tan head. big fan of nut brown ale’s.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours deep dark brown,with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, almonds, cabernet, hops, and slight prunes. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, almonds, caramel, and slight Coca-cola. Nice, smooth medium-bodied finish. I haven’t had a bad California beer yet.
exciter (1) - Matthews, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is the greatest. What can I say? It’s the nectar of the gods. Also, if some restaurants/bars have the large bottle and it just keeps on giving. It has a nice subtle scent. The appearance is quite dark, however the beer goes down surprisingly light. I have found my beer. I have been drinking Downtown Browns for over five years now. I could never pass on this one.
jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown, tan dark leather color. Floral nose, slightly malty. Burnt wood, bitter, coffee flavor. Poorly roasted malts. Thin.
Goblincat (397) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with a thin off white head. It has a nose that is nutty and roasted, and a flavor of roasted hazelnut and malt. Very little bitterness from hops. All in all average.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in color. Lots of roasty aromas. Flavor is roasted with a sweetness to it that makes you come back for more. A little under-bittered but a fine beer.