hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Dark, clear crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. Subdued, malty nose provides subtle notes of chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Well-balanced flavor offers traces of chocolate and nuts. Short, crisp, clean finish. Brown ale, I think.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Blind tasting @ home. Hazy deep reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Slightly oxidized / cardboard, burnt sugar / caramel / molasses, pear / apple nose. Moderately to highly sweet. Earthy / herbal bitterness. Chalky / dusty grainy. Dull mouth feel. Some acidity. Not all that great.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper ruby red/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and a wet grassy/earthiness. Tastes of chocolate, nuts, and earthy. Thinner body. Didn’t really get a ’spice/herb/vegatable’ out of it.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton, CA
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with an average caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Dogbrick (9643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of caramel and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, cocoa and slight hops. The finish is short with an earthy malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
crossovert (9564) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy, mildly hoppy brown. I guess this recipe was inherited by FW and it isn’t one of their better beers.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at ChurchKey. Into nonic pint, the pour is a cola ruby with a small, tan head. Small lacing. Aroma is sweet, roast, milk chocolate, muted character overall. Taste is cherry, roast, milk chocolate. A decent, light porter. A little heavy and rich for brown ale.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Yardhouse. Deep amber-brown beer, creamy thick white head. Aroma is very nutty and sweet. Soft brown/toasty malt base. A rich sweet toasted nut base. Fairly clean though with a nice soft sweetness. Fresh maltiness with a nice soft sweetness. Fresh maltiness and a light toasted malt base. It’s actually a pretty nice beer... it just isn’t really my style.
DrSilverworm (8704) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
20oz pint on tap at Cock & Bull in Hyde Park, for $6.75. Clear dark red / slightly brown color. Thin khaki head retains on the surface. Leaves decent bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Good toasty, slightly nutty malt profile. Kind of spicy hop, good amount for a brown ale. Bit of herbal, earthy, hemp-type flavors here, hint of chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid, kind of spicy-hoppy brown ale.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA as Firestone Walker Taproom Brown.
Clear brown colour with a small light tan head.
Sweet toasted malt, sweet hops, mild bitterness and woody dryness in the aroma. Dark hops, mild bitterness, sweet toasted malt and woody dryness in the flavour.