wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think someone offered me this a PP bottle shop a long time ago, and the rating has been sitting in my wallet. Deep brown color. Grainy taste and aroma. Leans dry. Roasty. Not that good.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to RiversideAK for this one. Pous light brown with thick 2 finger head that slowly dissipates to thick film. Decent lacing accompanied with toffee, nuts, and hops on the nose. Malty, roasts, nuts, and espresso. Very nice
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz via my girlfriend’s dad, blue bottle not red. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolaty. Taste is sweet with touches of cocoa and other notes. An above average brown. Nice, thanks Steve!
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, slightly red tinted brown with a light tan head. Aroma was surprisingly good; nuts, caramel, fruit, with a light touch of butterscotch. Flavor had a good amount of coffee, more than expected. Alot of nuttiness and cocoa as well. A hint of fruit. Overall it was pretty tasty for the style.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Odeed: pours a dark brown with a crimson window when help to light small tan head that is made up of timy bubbles. aroma is very nutty with a nice toffeee malt hints of chocolate and just a real wonderful smoothness to the aroma. flavour is very smooth with lots of roasted nuts and plenty smooth milk chocolate, finishes very nice with a touch of sweetness and a wonderful nuttiness. a great mix of malt, nut, and chocolate like i have never had. freat brown ale. huge thanks to Odeed for introducing me to this beer.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from RiversideAK - thanks! I was actually at the brewpub a few years back and remember having this one on draft. A nice brown pour with a medium beige head. Aroma is a bit nutty, sweet & brown sugary, and a lotta malt. Flavor is sweet, nutty and typical brown ale - a bit metallic in the finish though, and that took it down a notch for me (already the brown ale despiser).
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
06-Aug-08 (12-oz bottle: Purchased 12-May-08 for $1.89 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) The nose features sweet, candy-bar style chocolate but also offers roast, toasted nuts, coffee and earth. Intensely nutty flavor, with plenty of dark roast and medium-sweet chocolate, but a fairly ashy and coffee-like finish. A touch of sourness creeps in from time to time. Medium in body, soft and smooth carbonation, but some ashy astringency in the dry finish. Medium-brown in color, and good clarity yields transparency through the center, The inch-tall, dark-tan foam stand settles to a wide ring, leaving stray strands of lace on the glass. Not quite as rich as some of the best brown ales, but still quite enjoyable.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22-ounce bomber. Pours a chocolatey mess, but not in a bad way. Just a little light comes through to reveal a reddish body within. Aroma is indeed of a typical porter, as the bottle states this is, flavor adds pecan and hazelnut, chestnut to the mix. Also some cheap Denny’s coffee. Overall, not bad.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle via trade with IrishBoy, thanks Richard!) Pours dark mahogany brown with brownish/rubyish highlights. A finger or so of biege head. Fairly rich sweet aroma of caramel, nut and chocolate. Mouthfeel quite smooth and nice, almost velvety. Some light, patchy lacing. Flavor of semi-sweet chocolate and nut with some very light caramel underneath. Lingering nut/chocolate aftertaste. Pretty pleasant beer.
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with thick creamy tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and coffee. Starts out fairly sweet and finishes dry. Very nice flavor, but the body is pretty thin and watery. I would recommend trying the brown ale.