Pizza Port Good Grief Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 170   ABV: 5.65%
Good Grief was one of the many specialty beers made in Carlsbad. OG: 1.055 FG: 1.012 Alcohol: 5.65% There is a multitude of different malts used in the beer and it is bittered with 1st Gold and finished with Sterling. It also has a small amount of molasses added to the whirlpool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2011
A clear shiny light brown, more amber than anything, nice creamy tan head... Nice nose, light roasted coffee and vanilla, simple but good... Light and simple taste, a brown with vanilla, super easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2011
Tap at the Monk. Toffee and caramel on the nose, slight malt sweetness in the taste which drops away quickly finishing a tad thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
From the tap poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice light malty sweet flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a touch of red highlights to it as well. A finger of tan head caps it off. S: Lots of nutty aromas along with plenty of cocoa, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Toffee and caramel provide the bulk of the sweetness and there is a nice toasted malt character as well. T: The flavor profile is pretty much the same as the smell. A nice sweetness of toffee and caramel, as well as milk chocolate. A touch of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, and the usual nuttiness. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation to it. D: A really solid brown ale. A nice, but not overwhelming, sweetness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12704) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a nice nutty malt with roasted coffee beans, quite nice. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with light ashen notes, coffee, nice and balanced. On tap at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, earth, roasted malt, and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, toasted grain, roasted malt, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On draught at Maui Brewing Company in Lahaina, HI. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes to an outer ring eventually. Rings of lacing on the glass. Malty aroma with some dark fruit and coffee notes. Medium body with a rich malty character and flavors of roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and raisins. The finish is malty with a lingering roasty sweetness left behind. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a huge brown head and a brown body. Aroma is of brown sugar, raisins, nuts and molasses. Taste is dry, raisins, brown sugar, and molasses. Lively bubbles, decently well attenuated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(on tap at carlsbad). Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is smoky dark coffee. Taste is sweetish (but watery) and has a dry bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Finish is bitter. I’m not a brown ale fan, but I do prefer it with hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
On tap@Port Carlsbad: Dark, dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly nutty and chocolate. Flavor is lightly sweet with some coffee, a hint of chocloate and a light dry coffee bitter finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.

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