MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted chestnuts and caramelized nuts benefit from this Brown Ale’s piney hop touch for flavorful moments.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the deep brown haze.
-Mouthfeel is chewy but also quite bubbly.
-Green hoppiness balances out the back end.
-Palate could have been smoother to make the malts shine better.
On tap at the brewpub.
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego. Very deep brown beer with a decent offwhite/beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa powder, roasted, licorice, dark bread, some fruits. Hoppy roasted flavor, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted, dark bread.
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch. Dark brown with a slight haze and an off-white head. Coffee, toasted nuts, and some roasted malt. Mild vanilla and milk chocolate. Slightly earthy. Taste is mildly bitter with some roast and earth flavors. Moderate sweetness of vanilla and toasted bread. Coffee grounds, a lot of nuttiness, and some cocoa. Pretty straightforward brown ale.
BeerFunGuy (845) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a great cinnamon aroma and flavor. A really well done brown ale. Goes down easy with a really good flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PPOB. Pours a deeper, murky brown. Excellent lacing. Nose finally opens up to some hazelnut, mild creamed coffee. Taste is similar. Palate is biting, dusty, papery. Nearly identical to the Steve Brown but starts off without the anesthetic hoppy bite.