Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nothing "double" about it but the name.pretty standard all around for a nut brown.i wish i could say more.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 On tap in Bishop. This is a moderately rich, dark, brown ale with a strong toasted coffee/chocolate flavour and bite. Not as smooth or balanced as some brown ales (like Newcastle or Downtown Brow). It has stronger body and flavour than Newcastle but is thinner and less well-rounded than Downtown Brown. It’s fairly good but nothing special. This is primarily because it has too much of a burnt coffee/choclate element which tends to dominate the beer, leaving it not that well balanced and somewhat one-dimensional.
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle(6%) from Hi-Time Wine. Pours a very dark ruby color. Strong roasted coffee aromas. Some sweet chocolate as well. Hoppiness is hidden in there too. Very roasty flavor. Strong coffee character. Some milk sugar sweetness. Some hops in the finish to round it out. Tastes alot more like a stout than a brown.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark clear amber brown with mohagany undertones and a creamy beige head. Aroma of brown nuts and creamy coffee. Taste is pleasantly nutty with hints of cream, coffee, malts and a bit of baking chocolate. Excellent.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super strong coffee malt aroma. Dark brown with mahagony undertones. A smallt tan head that went away pretty quickly. Slightly nutty aroma as well. A very nice coffee flavor. Not alot of sweetness. Initial taste is mostly bitter piney hops. Very coaty mouthfeel as it is quite resiny for the style. I liked this alot, as I found it pretty unique for the style!
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just an average nut brown...a little too overwhelmed by the coffee flavors, and too dry for preference in the style...still one of Mammoth’s better beers.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Lovely medium tan head atop a clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, nut, some caramel, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, roast, some nut, light coffee. No hoppiness noticed. Medium body, no sign of the elevated ABV.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brown ale pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly roasty malts and slightly sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are caramel and sweet, touch of nuts. Hops are floral and earthy. Kind of mild tasting and perhaps a touch sweet. Nice easy drinking brown ale. Wish it were a tad more nutty. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 12 oz from either Hi-Time Wine or Bevmo...forget which.
Aroma is heavy peanut skin, vegetable oil and pretty dang big on chocolate aromas. You also get a healthy dose of coffee. Pretty solid smelling Brown Ale if atypical...though what is typical for a Double Brown Ale?
Body pours murky river water brown and settles a deep ruddy brown that is very close to black. The head is dark tan, a thumb thick and fades slowly.
Fairly heavy, for a brown ale, on the palate, but the fore is somewhat light on flavor...mild toasty malts, definite nuttiness...but not a high concentration. It gets more compressed throught the middle with chocolate, coffee, peanut skin and mild burnt/black chocalate notes. I really like this. It finishes with a strong dark chocolate/mint flourish. I wish this is what most Brown Ales tasted like.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown/ebony color with a thick tan head. The nose is very, nutty I guess, with lots of caramel and light roast and coffee. The flavor is a bit sweet and dry with some sesame oil and chocolate. The finish is creamy, a bit tangy, but still mellow and nutty through the end. Not bad.