StefanSD (2117) - 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.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Dark copper brown with no head. Roasty nutty aroma and taste with some bitterness to the finish.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival 2009. The appearance is clear nut brown. The flavors and aromas are roasted nuts and malts with a light little spice, and a touch of caramel. Solid brown ale.
bhensonb (10933) - 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 Horlick’s. Med body. The flavor makes me think of old timey chocolate flavored breakfast drink/food. It’s malty sweet, with chocolate, but there’s 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.
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, 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.
jehoesefat (270) - Poway, California, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel aroma. Reddish brown with a white head. Tasty sweet brown beer with a caramel finish.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy mahogany with a medium to large beige and slightly creamy head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate and hops. Flavor came out slightly sweet with roasted malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate, hops and dark fruit. Finished fairly dry and slightly bitter.
BMan1113VR (7854) - 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.
chinchill (1797) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Barrel Republic.
A: Nice deep amber-brown with a decent head that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: Nutty dark bread with hints of caramel and malts.
Flavor: slightly sweet; moderately rich malty base with some complexity.
Feel: Medium body; good carbonation level.
O: A tasty and very easy drinking brown.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich brown beer with a cream colored head. Cocoa and light nutty aroma. Nutty malt flavor with some cocoa. Medium bodied. Nuttiness lingers with malt and a bit of cocoa.