RobertDale (3550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate, and floral. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (3695) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a smallish off white head. Nose has some nice toast and caramel in there, and is rather inviting. Taste is nice and toasty with just a bit of sweetness and bitterness. Really pleasant.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
translucent chestnut, cream ring. Stale grain and marshmallow sugar nose, burnt roast acidity blurring details. Flavor is equally flat, front showing brown sugar and grain before caramel mid, sweet and lightly syrupy through the light plastic end, faintly burnt.
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Tap Room in Tillamook. Gentle roast malt nose with yeast. Glowing reddish/brown, tan head, good lace. Very good roast malt initial / goes creamy and then suddenly the malt erupts / grass, mild chocolate, and cookies in finish. Medium body. Very smooth and flavorful. This is a very good one, in what is usually a fairly boring style. The best of the seven brews -- except for the Tsunami Stout -- I tried at Pelican.
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pour on draught. Dark brown with orange highlights and off-white head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor of roasted malts, medium bitterness, and ricg underlying sweetness as the glass warms. Very nice. Definitely worth drinking again.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown. Rich and smooth texture; mild carbonation; really nice mouthfeel. Chewy-sweet malts with a lot of toast & roast. Mild coffee and dark chocolate. Complementing bitterness plus some background hop aromas. Nice flavors of toast linger. Enjoyable beer.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear, rubied brown with a lacy off-white head. Caramel-laden floral nose. Caramel and some chocolate with a dry and lightly bitter finish.
Doaner88 (9) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma was great. Didn't have the lingering sweetness usually expected in a Brown. Just fell short in the finish, being thin and lacking character.
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle. Amber with quickly diminishing cap. Aroma of nuts, dark straw malt. Taste is soft sour dark malt. Roasty. Thins out dramatically. Too bad.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pelican brewpub. Pours a clear, cola brown. Medium foam with webby lacing. Nose is strawberry, sweet, moves to richer hazelnut and mild coffee roast. Taste is roasty, nutty, muted hop balance, mild bitter soil and earth. Slicker, oily palate. Really fantastic for style. This brewery knows how to execute the beer styles that are frequently overlooked.