sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 7/8/11. 22oz bomber. Thanks to phaleslu for sharing! Pours filtered with a brown, bronze hue. Webbed tan head. Aromas of spices and pepper, but very faint. Medium bodied and rather mild. Soft effervescence and kind of thin. Mildly metallic with the faintest hint of piney hops. Decent enough.
bigben873 (158) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid "light" brown ale, slightly bitter finish. A little weaker than my preference but a really good value in the 22oz Trader Joe’sbottle.
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Reddish brown color. Large Rocky tan head. Pleasant toasted malt nose has notes of cocoa and toasted nuts. Upfront, flavor is rich buttery malt with a subtle cocoa and toffee background. The middle is complex and spicy with notes of dark fruits and peppery hops. Finish is chewy malt with more cocoa. Overall, a tasty Brown Ale at a great value at $2.99 for a 22 ounce bottle.
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: 24-oz. plastic tumbler
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: April 3, 2015
Consumed: April 3, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Feb. 9, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
Poured a very dark brown murky color with almost four fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Lots of layered foamy lacing on the sides. Good, thick retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled nutty foam, caramel, light toffee and some candied brown sugar. I think the plastic tumbler is hurting the nose here. (Smell - 3.38)
Tasted a bit better than the nose and slightly more bitter. Got bitter nutty malts, faint roasty malts, caramel, light sugary toffee and plain old barley. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, abrupt finish. Probably had this a bit too cold. (Feel - 3.50)
This was just an OK brown ale, although I must say I didn’t have it under the ideal circumstances and/or drinking glass. But for $1.99, I will certainly try it again. (Overall - 3.50)
3.48 79 B-
bigericsports (34) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Flavor is nutty malt . 22oz bottle with a decent price. A good brown ale.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"one of the better budget minded mission st line-up. aroma and flavor are a little heartier, a little more to em. roasted malt and good hop balance. still nothing special, but may revisit at .99."
Gachupines (1062) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Flavor is nutty malt with a hint cocoa. A little bittersweet in the finish.
ccex (1061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s pours a clear caramel brown color with small tan head and scant lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with noticeable nuttiness. Taste is on the sweet side with lemony bitterness coming in the middle and through the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. I don’t often seek out brown ales, but this one exceeded my expectations, especially for the price.
beertholomeus (1160) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Pours a caramel brown color with an off white head. Nut, caramel, toffee and malt aroma. Nut, caramel, toffee, toast, pine and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a nut, caramel and slight hop finish.
johnnymusky (544) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured from bomber....brown with decent head....very minimal lacing....again i am surprised by a mission street beer...this was a tasty brown at a cheap price..would drink again.
Bulk_Carrier (2677) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a tan fluffy head that settles in fairly quickly, leaves a good amount of lacing.
The smell had a malty bringing in a very light coffee, and a dark barley.
The taste had a roasty kind of coffee with a bit of earthy nuttiness.
The palate had a medium, fairly sessionable, nutty aftertaste and sticky finish.
Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.