badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy tan head. Nice rich coffee, chocolate, and roasted grain aroma and taste with some good nutty notes and a pleasant caramel presence. Thick bright and velvety palate with a roasty finish. Good.
larryLSB (477) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to Jim D. Poured an almost dark brown with a medium tan head.Roasty, malty nose, with a hint of bittersweet chocolate. Sweet taste, with an underlying bitterness. Dry finish.
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a medium leather brown that showed plenty of transparency around the edges of my English pint glass while a nearly opaque brown filled the dead center of the liquid. Aroma is rich with lightly toasted malts that deliver on a bold fragrant smell of assorted roasted nuts. The flavor is rich and sweet with malts and promises on the flavors of both nut brown ale and porter and serves as an interesting hybrid combination. Nice price for a bomber which is why I didn’t hesitate to pick it up and buy now rather than months later from now when the beer has clearly expired—ewwww. Good thing I caught this while it was somewhat fresh on the shelf because I have serious doubts in regards to its aging life.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty beer. Nutty brown ale with a little alcohol to it. Pours dark with minimal head and lacing.
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Fatehunter (1833) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A thin head, on a deep, dark brown body.
The aroma is a wonderful roasted malt and a little dark chocolate.
The taste is moderate bitterness balanced well with the roasted malt and chocolate sweetness.
A fairly crisp texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
A delicious beer.
Natai (121) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Roasted nut aromas with hints of chocolate. Flavors of but and grain. Light-bodied and watery.
phaleslu (8006) - 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 (1581) - 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 (6670) - New York, 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 (7744) - 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.