Dogbrick (11509) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Hazy brown color with a medium tan head and a partial top ring of lacing. Aroma of malt and a touch of hops. Light-bodied with flavors of sweet toasted malt and mild hops. The finish is short and malty. Decent overall.
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Brown pour, light tan head. Lots of roasted nuts, dark bready malts and toffee in the nose. Sweet up front flavor with a light muted hop flavor. Some good dark toasted bread flavors. Nice for the style.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Crystal clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light plum. Light-medium body.
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, nice beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of nuts. Taste is slightly burnt brownies and toast. Not bad.
VsXsV (3932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear, deep brown liquid with red hue and small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, pumpernickel, tobacco, smoke and dark chocolate. Nice. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of ash, coffee and knäckebröd. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden brown with a deep golden orange glare and a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and light citric. Bitter and dry finish.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skid Mark Brown. Tap at PP OB. Clear reddish brown with a one finger light beige head, and fair retention. Aroma of nutty toasty malt, a bit of vanilla. Flavor has some fruity English yeast and nutty, toasty malt. Even some light coffee notes are present. Not much sweetness, dry finish with bitterness peaking at a 2ish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Solid brown. 7-3-8-3-14--3.5
JorisPPattyn (9473) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Amber-red with a whitish rim. Lighter and intenser darker coloured malts, chocolate or ’brownies’, nutty, bready and mineral wafts. Dullish sweet, with non-bitter cacao, and some interesting leafy/autumnal flavours. Light body, spritzy to fizzy carbonation, bit empty finish. Well... light.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a clear chestnut-brown body with a small, just off-white head. Aromas are nutty, maple, brown sugar and light chocolate. All malt. Flavors are nutty, almond, mildly roast, brown sugar, decently dry, creamy, somewhat substantial carbonation. Really solid brown!
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Wow, appetizing name for this one. Brown in color, as you’d expect, with a small light tan head on top. Nutty aroma with sweet caramel and a touch of earthy hops. The flavor is good, but could stand to be more assertive. Maris Otter malt base evident with nuts, caramel, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, and carbonation is average. Solid attempt at the style overall despite the palate shortcoming.