tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a dark brown with chestnut head. Nose of roasted malts, nutty. Taste had some vanilla, nut flavor, lactose, with a faint hint of hops.
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at pizza port Carlsbad with Linh. Pours a deep brownish amber with white lacing. Aroma is just, vanilla, and light coconut. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of light hop, vanilla, sweet sugar and light nuts.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of toasted malts, nuts, bready notes and some darker fruit esters. Flavor follows the nose with lots of nutty notes and the toasted malt, dark breadiness and dark fruits. Body is medium with a silky mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Brown Ale.
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Carlsbad. Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is coffee and light milky roast. The flavor is very good; rich coffee, dry, mellow grains, light toast. Good.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a clear, deep amber to brown with thicker lacing remaining from a small tan head. Taste is malt forward, very neutral, with no cloying character. Sharper, stinging carbonation. Nice malty raisin and black cherry feel. Not bad.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket, pours ruby off wh head nose chocolate roast nuts
fl initially sweet dark fruity quick to finish a dry cookie chocolate
chips. Med body, really tasty brown.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with sweet sugar and caramels. Taste is bittering long lasting but ending a touch too sweet.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Haymarket’s PP night. Roasty but brown aroma. Dry and nice. Light brown red. Sweet cocoa flavors with red fruits. Kind of an odd combo to put that much emphasis on fruits. 8/3/7/3/14
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Haymarket’s Pizza Port Event (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice darker brownish hue, near transparent but dark pour. A decent frothy tannish head dies to a film and laces small. Aromas are molasses and chestnuts, toffee, biscuits. Some cocoa dryness works in with a touch of dry hops. But this is a malt monster, complex toast and peanuts, cocoa. Initial is touches of molasses, brown malts, toast. Some caramel, toffee, and earthy dark fruit sweetness, a touch tart work in. Into some raisins, cocoa, some more molasses, with a nice toastiness. Touches of tobacco. This gives shades of Pullman Brown, meaning it pushes the edge towards a Brown Porter.. But gives a weird tartness. Solid beer, but not as good as Pullman. One of the better Browns I’ve had though. Really drinkable, toasty and sweet, earthy works well.