hopdog (8769) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a dark Mahogany color with a small off white head. Nutty and roasty aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet.
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another lineup’s brown. And just another beer. Nice head, deep brown body. Licorice and malt, including chocolate.Not overly sweet. Offset by some roastiness.Nicely hopped. Grainy. Light instant coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable at Pizza Plant Transit.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a thick white head. A bit of light spiciness and a touch of herbal hoppiness as well. There is a kiss of hoppy spice on the back along with a soft sweet maltiness. Simple, but decent.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Yard House in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Pours a clear, deep amber. Weak foam. Nose is sweet chocolate, maple, vegetal/DMS. Taste is sweet and sticky with hazelnut, maple, brown sugar. Suddy, dry finish. Eh.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a
reddish brown color with a medium offwhite frothy head.
Chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma and the taste. Creamy
mouthfeel and medium bodied.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Rock’n’Fish, Laguna Beach, 17/04/14.
Dark chestnut brown with reddish hues in the light topped with a moderate light tan swirl.
Nose is light cocoa, toffee, nutty pangs, brown sugar.
Taste comprises dark malts, sweet tones, cocoa, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Another boring brown - thoroughly whelming!
jtclockwork (7885) - , 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.
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Sweet chocolate and sugar aroma (think chocolate cereal) with some lighter British malts and a bit of hops. Very sweet and rich, with a slightly-sharp hop and sugar feel, with the sugars really making a showing in the finish. Overall it just displays a very nice chocolate coffee flavor. Not the typical brown ale (not one of my big styles), but one of the better ones I’ve tried.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a copper-brown colored body and an off-white head. Aromas are nutty, caramel, oats, brown sugar, a touch of earthy/spicy hops and hazelnut. Flavors are sweet, caramel, nuts, oats, brown sugar and a touch of smoke (almost a phenolic smoke). Medium bubbles, some residuals, dryish, very light warmth. A touch thin.
DocLock (7682) - 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.