vyvvy (5744) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has toasted malt, cola flavors, dark caramel, nuttiness and English yeastiness. Medium / full body at first then it thins out a bit and has moderate soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of toasted nutty malt along with spice and some bread and light minerals. The finish has light metallic flavors, but they are not too prominent. Nice brown ale.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Medium brown color, light tan head. Flavor of burnt, toasted white bread. Aroma has a nice light roasted barley scent. A touch of soy sauce or the flavor packet from a pack of ramen noodles. Then there is a sweet nutty chocolatey scent. Very nice, extremely complex. Flavor finishes with a sticky sweet malt, a good bit of residual sugar, and a earth / soil flavored hop bitterness.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean brown auburn color with foamy white head which quickly dissipated. Some chocolate in the aroma with a hint of hops. Nice malty flavor with a bit of smokiness and hint of hops in the finish. Best brown ale you can get considering its like $2.29 for 22oz.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ...uh....Trader Joe’s? Of course. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nice aroma of chocolate and nutty malts. Lighter side of medium bodied with soft to average carbonation. Flavor of wet grains and nutty malts countered by a tame herbal hoppiness, but more citrus comes out as it warms. Tea and more grains on the finish. Not bad for a Brown Ale.
mjg74 (2983) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Ruby in color. Roasted malty aroma. Flavor is somewhat sweet. Some roated malts along with some chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Not a bad brown, especially for 2 bucks.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, thick, frothy tan head. Very creamy, full body... almost like a stout. Nice nutty aroma. A little sweet, not bitter. A nice beer.
doublebock (554) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean brown auburn color with foamy white head. Not a very strong aroma with some chocolate. Nice malty flavor with a bit of smokiness and mellow hoppy finish.Good value for the price.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear red tinted brown color with a medium tan head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with a tinny quality and some brown malts. The taste is nutty with faint chocolate notes and bitter hops. Thin, watery and really not very good.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown large white head. moderte carbonation for style. nutty and sweet nose. moderate bitterness. medium crystal malt before chocolate malt without much roast. little residual sweetness. some fruity english yeast esters. dry finish. an ideal brown ale. top of the line and for $3 a 22oz
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
in bottle from Trader Joes in Foggy Bottom. Looks a lot like RC Cola. Aroma is slightly roasted. Flavor is roasted malt, more hops than expected. Adequate but not exceptional.