Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy root beer brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet, lightly nutty malt with a touch of fruitiness in support. Light to medium-bodied and slightly astringent with a drying palate. Sweet, nutty and malty with a slightly hoppy finish. A decent brown.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ brewery. Pours a very nice looking cloudy brown, with a frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts (not over burnt). Flavor similar, a touch of sweetness, and well balanced. Palate is smooth and creamy. Overall I found this to be a good tasting, highly drinkable brown ale. Would buy tons if I didnít have to drive to Lyons to drink it.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed with Jakebra and Honkeybra. Kinda sweet but has some aight roast. Not incredible. Oskarís second biggest disappointment.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Body-dark brown with a thick ring of bubbles and a patchy film of bubbles. Nose-light sweet melon rind, wet malts, wet cardboard. Taste-well, itís a Brown Ale. Semi-dry, bark, light peanut shell, lightly grassy, hay, light sawdust, very light alcohol on the back end, medium CO2, cottony. Bark and nut dominate. What else can I say? Itís a Brown Ale-nothing more, nothing less.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: November 14, 2008
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head
Aroma: light nutty chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, well balanced sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub. Pours muddy septic watter brown with a bit of khaki head. Good lace. Nose is a bit nutty with some herbal hop notes. Decent for a brown ale. Flavor is pretty nutty with a yeasty frutiy thing going on. Nice bitter punch that I did not expect. Medium body. Not bad for a brown, the most mundane style out there.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brick Store.
Pours a dark brown with hints of red around the edges. The off-white head lasts for a long while and leaves decent lacing.
The aroma is pretty subdued with a strong sweet malt presence along with some nutty tones as well. I picked up very little hops in the nose at all.
The nuts actually come out a little stronger in the taste and balance the big sweet malt base. Again, there is little in the way of hops and the finish is slightly sweet with a fairly strong roasted character.
The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth with good carbonation.
This is a very good brown and much more of an English brown in my book due to the seemingly small amount of hops. Either way, it’s very drinkable. Big thanks to Dave at the Brick Store for scoring this one.
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewpub. Brown color, short off-white head. Caramel and roasted malt in aroma. Malty taste, slight brown sugar.
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a small tan head. Sweet and toasty nose. Flavor is a little more complex than I expected. Has hints of chocolate, nuts and caramel. Medium body with great mouthfeel and texture.
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Lightly hazed brown body with a tan, patchy, thick head. Nose of rich toast, chocolate malt, cocoa powder... very bready and doughy, dusty even. Flavor is rich and pasty cocoa (dry), chocolate malt, toasted bread, nutmeg, light touch of almonds/amaretto, even some vanilla. Complex, well-made, satisfying and impressive for a brown ale. Smooth, silky body.