BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours with a clear copper to brown hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are nutty, chocolate, brown sugar, and a light spiciness. Flavors are pretty hop forward, spicy, American hops, pine, chocolate forward over dark roast characters. Nutty. Takeaway: nuts and pine. Medium to lively bubbles, medium bodied. Good.
22415brewery (366) - redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark dark chestnut brown, fairly clear with a slow dissipating head. Is it suppose to be a Dark Mild an English Brown Ale or an American Brown Ale? A touch of sweetness, a bit of tobacco, some savory mild character along with a fair bit of piney aroma make this a very drinkable "brown" ale. Hinting at tobacco, yet full enough to be a pleasing session beer. Northwest hops play a prominent role, lending a distinctinve finishing note. Pleasing to the palate, not overwhelming.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber brown color/ ivory sheen. Pine, floral, medium roast aromas. medium bodied. Nice floral, pine, nutty flavors with medium roast maltage--good
keith0718 (337) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet and roasty brown ale. Very delicious. Almost like a Scottish ale in sweetness and flavor.
JorisPPattyn (7675) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut-brown, but clear ale; tan head. Bit soapy nose, lots of melanoidins suggested. Smells malty, if thinnish, but some C-hops in evidence. Bit dullish chocolatey flavour; (autumn) leaves too, but soon gone; straw. Very sticky, gristslick. If a bit dullish at first, it might well grow on you.
peteinSD (1235) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear brown with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is clean, sweet malt, soft hops, minimal chocolate, and perhaps a small bit of roast although it is very subtle and hard to pick out. Taste is dominated by sweet malt up front (but not too sweet) followed by light caramel, soft chocolate cocoa and a small amount of hop bitterness into the finish. Well-made and perfectly enjoyable brown ale.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #489. 22oz bomber. First pour is filtered with a bronze highlight to the brown hue. Finger width of dense cream colored head. Aromas of bright citrus hops and sugary, maple malts. The body is on the fuller side of medium. A crisp tingling effervescence and a smooth fresh malt character. Nice brownie and toasty malts with a subtle nutty and earthy flavor. The malt palate is both sweet and tangy with, when mingled with the carbonation, a slight citrus candy note. The hops are there in the palate, and while they definitely add a deeper degree of depth to the palate, they are still well blended and add to the overall balance. Slightly sticky in the finish, but the syrupy sweetness lingers as long as the astringent effervescence and the tangy, bitter hops. This does seem nice and fresh, which is paramount for a brown ale personally. Well done and well crafted!
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear ruby-amber color with a sticky beige head. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, brown sugar, toast, pecans, and earth. Flavor of toasted caramel malts, grains, wood, earth, and hazelnut. Light-medium bodied, with a toasty, earthy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Solid brown ale.
hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Amber with a good amount of beige head.
S: Some bread, toasted malts, maybe just a bit of caramel or toffee.
T: Nutty, slightly sweet with a fair amount of hop bitterness in the back. This presents a really nice balance.
M: good carbonation, a slightly dry finish.
O: This is one of the better hoppy browns that I have had. I liked it better than Bender and other similar in this style.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample tray. Dark copper. Light malt scent. Strong malty flavour. Not thick but forceful.