daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What a surprise, pours a BROWN color! Head is beige colored. Aroma is nutty and sweet as expected. Flavor is also nutty and a tad sweet wtih some good malt, and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Not bad, not amazing either.
Drake (9999) - 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.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is subtle chocolate, red wine and vanilla. Nicely balanced and a bit tangy. Nutty with chocolate and vineous notes. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes creamy and barely bitter. Not much to it, really.
hopdog (9537) - 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 (9253) - 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.
GT2 (9165) - 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.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick and foamy light brown head. Minimal head retention and lacing. Aroma is alternatingly malty and nutty. Sweet roasted malt and caramel flavors. Finish is pretty weak and was not sustained throughout the glass. I found myself uninterested by the end. Still it starts out pretty well so that is worth something.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - 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.
3fourths (8464) - 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.
DocLock (8331) - 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.