iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a medium brown--deep ruby in the glass--with a small light tan head, fair retention. Nice and roasty--kinda like a weakened porter (which I kinda guess is what a brown ale is)--with some roasted peanuts in their shells. There is also some toasted malts, milk chocolate, and a little sweet caramel. The flavor seems to add a bit of lactose up front, but still has a good amount of roasted malts. The nuttiness is lessened, and the finish is dry, roasty bitterness at a 3. Medium body with light carbonation. Pretty decent.
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Pours a dark brown with creamy brown head.
~Roasted malt with chocolate, nuts and caramel.
~Roasted nutty flavor, flavor is fairly weak.
~Thin feel. Slight nutty finish.
~Enjoyable brew. I like the nutiness.
Taste needs a bit of a boost.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured with a generous tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a heavy dose of chocolate in the flavor and a coffee sensation remains on the palate. This is a pretty good sweet brown ale.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better browns I’ve had. Nice and sweet with a little bit of body to fit the choco-taste. Nice little beer and brewery these guys have going.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, 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 (3539) - 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.
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.
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.
porterhouse (1580) - 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.
DarkElf (3051) - 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.