JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at Alesmith. Nice combination of smokey & chocolate with a nice mouthfeel and finish. Well done
Theydon_Bois (11138) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Monkey Paw, SD, 12/11/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is light roast, smokey tones, liqourice, tobacco.
Taste comprises dark fruit notes, dark toffee, cocoa rub, earthy, light smoke.
Medium + bosy, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok brown if a little sweet and cloying at times.
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is slight coffee. Flavor follows with roasted malt dark coffee. Finishes pretty dry. Nice beer.
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Blairgus (2935) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19 Nov 2014, tap at Monkey Paw. scarlet/brown. nose is dark toast, very roasted malt. med body and moderately fizzy. faintly sugary malt, toasted flavor is almost bitter, mildly bitter chocolate.
skmikeg (1124) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown-black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of smoked roasted malts, dark coco, coffee, molasses, caramel, some woody notes, and some light smoked meat notes. Taste is smoky roasted and toasted malts, bakers coco, coffee, woody notes, molasses, sweet malts, and a light ashy note. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty and complex smoked brown that is quite unique.
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours dark, dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam that doesn’t leave much lacing. Big smoked malt notes on the nose which suggest bacony pork. Kind of sweet and mapleish on the tongue. Coats the tongue nicely. Nice!
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Alesmith. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate and faint smoke. Taste is the same with the smoke lasting on the end. Medium bodied, good balance, and decent carbonation. Not my favorite style, but a good beer.
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Beer Company, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma with weak smoky hints. Roasted malty smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. Pretty awesome beer, nice smokiness too it, seemed pretty dark for a brown ale, but a tremendous beer all the same. (2576)
dalekliz (888) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of lots of burnt toasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and meat. Taste is lighter, of burnt toasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Lingering burnt smoke flavors. Very nice brown ale.
JohnnyJ (4733) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Toasted bread, sweetness, smoke, nuts, gritty coffee, and light chocolate. Very nice brown ale.