brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a light brown color with a spotty off-white head.
S: There is an intense nuttiness to the aroma. Maybe a little bit of ash but pretty decent roasted malt notes. Quite a bit of toffee and maybe even some coffee.
T: Quite a bit of chocolate, toffee, and roasted malts. There might even be a hint of coffee flavor. Fairly sweet without nearly as much of the nuttiness that’s on the nose.
M: Pretty light in terms of the body with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Surprisingly good, especially after having the Tangerine Wheat. For a brown ale, this is pretty decent.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Brewery Creek
Dark brown colour is nice, but it’s flat-looking, with no head. Nutty aroma with some chocolate malts. Moderate body, some nutty, slightly earthy character. Perhaps a shade of tartness. Low hopping. Sweetish finish, again leaning towards nutty with chocolate accents. I’d call it a middlin’ brown.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours dark brown with tannish offwhite head. Nose is nuts and malt. Taste of pecans, almonds, other nuts with sweet malt balance. Some brown sugar adds to complexity.
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malt aromas with a soupçon of chocolate. Very strong brown color (barely see halogen through it) with a strong tan head. Decent mouthfeel, improves with swishing. The taste is very smooth, but the roasted component is light. I think some chocolate. So smooth it might be a light porter. Some nice bitterness after awhile.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color with an average off-white head that was lasting.
Light nutty molasses aroma. Light to medium body. Light sweet flavor with an average finish. Good but soft.
Ratman197 (13088) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of chocolate, carmel, a bit of hazelnut and a light touch of coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, chocolate, a touch of nuttiness and light fruit with a lingering sweet finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: I understand this is their most popular beer, but I don’t understand why. I kept waiting for it to do something.
It has minimal flavor
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a average-sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, and malt.
Ferris (12420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Light roasted coffee and milk chocolate on the nose. Clear dark brown no head to speak of. Mellow smooth chocolate and a bit nutty. Little bitterness, so if you are a dark chocolate fan this may be underwhelming, but as I like milk chocolate it works for me. Not quite a stout or porter, light mouth feel, but has almost the strength in flavor. A great refreshing flavorful beer without the heaviness.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a fizzy, foamy, quickly dissipating light brown head and dark brown color with red tint and particles. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is dark malt-molasses/chocolate, secondary hops. Not my usual, but nice occasional. OK carbonation.