brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating copied from BA. On tap at 5 Points. The pour is a slightly muddy brown color with a quickly vanishing tan head. The nose has a bit of olive to it along with a fair amount of nuttiness. Decent toasty and sweet toffee malt aromas, along with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is certainly quite nutty, including some nutshell kind of flavor in there thatís a bit off-putting. A bit bitter for the style and the sweet malts do not really come through that much.
anders37 (14720) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Beer Company, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
saxo (12773) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich nuts, caramel, toasted malt, fruity notes and hops. Nice brown ale.
StefanSD (1921) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from Sprouts market. Pours a chestnut brown color with a small beige head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is mild with roasted grains and brown sugar. The flavor features more roasted grains, earthy hops, rock candy, bitter walnuts and filberts. The palate is silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long, dry and lightly bitter-sweet. Overall: This was quite a pleasant surprise, very nice brown ale.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear chestnut brown hued body with a lofty, creamy, off-white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aromas are nutty, earthy, light chocolate, spicy hops, bready and biscuity. Flavors are of toffee, a touch of diacetyl, malty, chocolate, nutty, cereal, caramel with a medium to medium-light bitterness. Medium carbonation. Decently dry, medium to medium-light bodied.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred covers the area! Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, sort of like Horlickís. Med body. The flavor makes me think of old timey chocolate flavored breakfast drink/food. Itís malty sweet, with chocolate, but thereís enough bitter to make it on the bitter side. Might be one of the best brown ales. Having said that, I ask why there should be brown ales? Likely to make us grateful for the imperial and sour ales. Having said that, this might be really cool if it was amped up to imperial status.
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really underwhelming. If you want something simple to complement your burger, itís not bad at all. But really a boring beer.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the brewery. Pours a mostly clear deep brown with a small off white head. Nose of faint hops, roasted malts and some nutty qualities.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as an odd brett like edge, and some citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with a light acidic edge and notes of brettanomyces, lemon, and caramel as well as a bit of nuts, leading to a dry and lightly tart finish.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at SD Brewing Co. Brown/red in the glass. Copper dark. Strong mocha/eggshell head. Nose is sweet malt. Taste is big sweet and WAY too strong roasted malt bitterness. Nutty and blood. Too sweet.