nearbeer (4614) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Clear, deep chestnut with a lasting covering of cream. Nose of toffee, citrus zest, resin, light coffee and oak. Taste is a great blend of the same plus some toasted walnut. Light-medium body is soft, has medium carbonation and is well balanced by a roasty, lightly hopped finish. Excellent brown.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep ruby with brownish highlights, moderate to large frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.
Subtle toasted malts, a little honey comb cereal aromas.   Similar on the tongue, yet stronger malts, more honey comb
like cereal, and soft salty caramel.   Moderate to full bodied, seems to coat well yet not be too sticky.   The
honeycomb cereal lingers, but luckily its not overbearing.   Pretty solid Brown Ale.
Arayaga2 (2048) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is standard brown with some roast and toffee notes. Taste is mild, but sharp with sour mole-asses notes. $2.40/22oz
GIJOE (1051) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish-brown with a nice frothy white head.
Aroma is malty, slightly nutty.
Flavor is a balance of malty sweetness and gentle hoppy bitterness.
A little thin on palate.
This is a good beer in any case, but for $2 at Trader Joe’s, this is a remarkably good beer.
obguthr (5259) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild cocoa and cola nose. Clear brown, medium yellow head with little retention. Chocolate and tree bark flavor. Finishes with pecans. Good.
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
a decent brown ale, but not really anything remarkable. had a bit of a funk as it warmed on the palate, slightly oily finish. meh.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed this is a large format bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a medium to light shade of brown with a thin tan fizz on top. Bristly carbonation on the tongue at first, but finishes wet with a nice blend of barley and malt.
Sledutah (6548) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Laurie
Appearance: Clear brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nutty and caramel
Taste: Caramel, nutty with a herbal bitterness in the finish
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured clear, light-medium reddish-brown with a nice cap of smoked tan head. The aroma picked up toasted nutty and earthy notes with a bit of vanilla around.. simple and on the sweet side, but well-received. The flavor found mostly nutty malts at the core, with a bit of vanilla and cocoa laced throughout.. fresh, light, complementary, nondeScript bitterness around.. sweet, slightly tangy finish.. tasty. Light-medium bodied and sweet on the palate, but with enough acidity to cut through nicely.. smooth, rolling carbonation.. very drinkable and enjoyable brew.
Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mission street pours rich brown with a small head of white bubbles. Nose is lightly nutty an metallic. Body is thinner than expected and rather plain. Taste is mild roasted malt and some herbal/vegetable that seems off. Finishes rather blah. Based on other ratings here i wonder if i got an old/bad bottle.