Aurelius (4717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Trader Joe’s Tallahassee. Good label. Clear, ruddy brown beer with a huge tan head. Fine-grained, chainmail bubbles coat the sides of the glass as you tip it. Cool effect. Sweet, nutty aroma. Foam smells powdery and the hops come forward. Fairly hoppy for a brown, drier than it smells, lightly sweet, very slightly astringent, and a little milky perhaps. Roasty finish musters up what sweetness the beer has. Medium body, maybe even a bit on the lightish side. This was a pretty good value @ $2.99 for a bomber. Right up there with the Two Buck Chuck.
DrSilverworm (8867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Bottled 5/17/13. Clear, very dark red color. Thin, light brown head. Few dots of lace. Sweet taste, light bitter bite, spiciness in the finish. Pretty spicy aroma for a brown ale. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Lighter carbonation. Caramel malt, some spiciness, sugary syrup. Some light sweet artificial-tasting chocolate, some dark fruit. Too sweet, not very balanced brown ale.
scarletfire65 (1149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Aroma of deeply roasted nuts, milk chocolate, cola. Flavor follows suit - very chocolatey, sweet, and roasty. Nice bitter finish, with notes of cocoa powder. For $2.29, can’t be beat.
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber->session. Medium brown with thick light tan head. A: caramel malt, nuts, grains. T: roasted and sweet malts, nuts, bread. Some unfortunate metallic tones bring down an otherwise nice brown ale.
Livendadream (165) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Btl pours reddish brown clear color with a tan head that vanished quickly leaving some light lacing on glass. Smells of toasted nuts,cocoa and a little licorice. Tastes of sweet bread with raisins almost biscotti like,bakers cocoa and roasted nuts with a slight hop bitterness. Light to medium body with a thin texture and a dry finish and soft carbonation. A little watery but overall a good brown with nice melding flavors.
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, some red apples, malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some nuts, breast and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel, nutty, earthy and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A clear-looking brown beer with a dense, light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is quite nutty, with roasted malts, caramel and some dark chocolate. Quite dry on the palate, with a plesant level of carbonation. Full body. There’s caramel, nuts and a decent bitterness in the flavor, lasting for a good while. A pretty decent brown ale, well worth a sip or three. 130821
shigadeyo (3348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
7/03/2010: Mission St. Brown Ale... Aroma: Dark bread with a suggestion of coffee. Appearance: Dark amber to brown in color; clean appearance; thin beige foam on the surface. Flavor: Weak nuttiness; toasted bread crust; date-like sweetness; cocoa-dryness; out of place fruity quality; nothing really stands out. Palate: Medium-light; watery. Overall: WEAK; disappointing and quite boring.
Sample at Trader Joe’s in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #146 for this beer.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown, Good Head, Decent Lacing. Sweet Toasted Malt, Light Hop Aroma. Taste about the same: Sweet, toasted Malt, Light Hop Finish. Slightly Dull. Decent.