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.
XaenDovet (1222) - 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 (9364) - 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.
Zymurgeist2 (1320) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear chestnut pour with a tan head. Solid roast aroma with caramel and biscuit flavors.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is grape cough syrup and light toasted malts. Flavor presents itself much better with toffee, light powdery chocolate and earthiness. Medium bodied with touch of sweetness. Pass.
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent reddish brown from the bottle with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma is medicinal, kind of like a grape cough syrup with a toasted malt back. Taste is much better than the nose, like a lagered brown, with a bubbly sweet mouth. Meh.
dwm1034 (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Portland grocery. Pours dark brown with thin head...minimal lacing. Hints of chocolate / Caramel in nose and initial taste. Good to great brown ale.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark amber/copper with a thin tan head. Scent is sweet malts, caramel and bread. Taste is caramel, nuts, roast and bitter in the finish. Nice.
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown body with a tall, long lasting, frothy off-white head.
Nutty aroma with caramel and a hint of smoke.
The flavor is nutty and sweet on the front with a nice hop bitterness on the backside.
Nice medium palate.
Fatehunter (1683) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice finger of tan head on a clear, brown body.
Aroma is a faint toasted malt.
The taste is a roasted malt throughout, a little nutty and mild bitterness in the finish.
Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Great flavor and balance throughout. The smell was the only letdown for being so faint.