phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from the Yosemite Valley Store in Yosemite National Park. Quite a bargain at $3.25, and there weren’t other bargains to be had at this place. Pours a dark brown, opaque from what I can tell, with a finger of creamy, foamy beige head. Aroma of lots of nuts, leaves, toasted malts, earth, and chocolate. Flavor of toasty, nutty malts, leaves, a little dark chocolate, and cold coffee with cream. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty, nutty mouthfeel. Good porter/brown ale or whatever they’re going for here.
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Nose of sweet roasted malts and hints of nuts. Pours a deep brown with a mostly diminishing tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is nutty with caramel with roasted malt notes and a smidgeon of chocolate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, this is a very enjoyable brown ale which I hope to be able to drink again.
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled courtesy of Moreau at GABF 2012. Pours a deep amber body with thick off white head. Aroma is cocoa, rich sweet malts and some grain and fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of light roast, toasted malts, light fruit and nuts. Ok porter/brown.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 23.07.2012
Aroma is roasted with coffee, licorice and cocoa – feels like a stout. Flavour has nuts, roastiness and coffee – feels like a brown ale. And actually a very typical brown ale. And a good one.
olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ Brewpub, Mammoth Lakes.
Pours color with head. Aroma of nuts, malts, chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, nuts, malts and grass.
ration (2015) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
230712. Tap at mammoth brewing. Pours dark brown. Aroma roasted malts, nuts. Brown sugary taste. Not Bad.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black colored beer, with beige head. The aroma some bitter roasted malt, with hints of coffe. The taste of coffee bitter, roasted malts, some little notes of spices. The aftertaste is bitter of roasted malt.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with tan sheen. Deep roast, kelp, mild ash aromas. medium body,average carbonation. Astringent tobacco, ash flavors with dark chocolate, roasted nuts--decent
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-22oz into tulip: Pours dark clear amber brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of brown nuts and creamy coffee. Taste is pleasantly nutty with hints of cream, coffee, malts and chocolate.Medium body, thick feel, long finish. Thoroughly enjoyable.
joeneugs (4143) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a nice khaki head. The aroma has notes of cocoa powder, tobacco and freshly turned earth. The flavor is similar and pretty dry with spent coffee grounds. It’s smooth on the palate with noticeable bitterness balanced nicely by some dirty roasted malt.