la1965 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice nutty nose, some what wine flavor similar to newcastle. Slght rough roast on end. Not bad
Marheb (4192) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Une tonalité étrange pour ce qu’ils appellent une brown ale, une tonne d’acidité en avant plan déstabilise. Les céréales grillées affluent ensuite, c’est agréable et rassurant. Chaque gorgée se passe en deux temps, acidité lactique et ensuite noisette et pain grillé.
Barreras (1471) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rich brown color with a full nutty and brown malt aroma. Taste is mildly sweet, with a molasses and caramel flavor. A mild roasted nut and light coffee taste. Initially a good mix of complex flavors, but it all disappears quickly leaving an overall thin beer.
GarrettB (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 10th, 2012 - Showing once again that La Jolla’s Rock Bottom is a better brewer of darker brews than light is the very drinkable Longboard Brown. Casting off the stereotype of a staid, uniform style, Rock Bottom has infused this brew with some touches and flairs that let this stand out from most common brown ales. The nose features the regular canvas of chocolatey tasting malts, but decorates this with streaks of sweet cinnamon, light brown sugar and scattered crumbs of rye bread. Though spicy on the nose, the palate if flat, though this helps to coat the tongue with that singing spiciness. A dusty, medium aftertaste revitalizes the sharp cinnamon right after it first seems to fade away, and the whole of the sip is bolstered by tastes of raisin bread or raisin rolls - the kind so commonly doled out in school lunches during my elementary school years.
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Mild roasted grain notes, sweetness, with a hint of chicory or coffee. Dark caramel brown, like flat soda, with thin head. Medium to medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel, molasses, plum, roasted grain and barley. Finishes smooth and sweet with roasted barley, light nutty bitterness. Clean though a bit sweet for a brown ale.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color/ tan head. Nice nutty, chocolate aromas. Medium bodied. Roasted nut, chocolate, mildly astringent flavors--decent
Earlier Rating: 2/5/2010 Total Score: 3.5
Clear ruby color/ beige head. Mild nutty, toffee aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Roasty, nutty, toffee, dark raison flavors. good.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is not quite brown, maybe a really dark amber color with an off-white head.
S: A fair amount of yeast to the nose threw me off a little bit. Overall, though, it’s fairly nutty with a mild earthiness. Toffee and caramel flavors. As it warms up, the nuttiness comes through more and more.
T: Decently sweet without being overwhelming. A mild earthiness and bitterness from the hops. Nice and malty with toast, bread, and some toffee. The nuttiness is there on the flavor as well.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a slight creaminess.
O: I was thrown off a bit by the nose at the first sniff or two, but this beer proved itself to be pretty solid.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. waitress said it was her favorite, tasted like a watery porter.
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nose is caramel laced coffee. Clear brown with a small beige head. Flavor is light coffee and caramel malts.
joeneugs (5264) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish amber with a beige head. The aroma is dark fruity with raisins and toasted malt. The flavor is lightly of raisin, peat and toasted malt. Good for a brown ale, but not for a Scottish.
madmitch76 (20710) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Soft palate. Malty and with a nice nutty streak as well. Oh for a chain of brewpubs like this in the UK!