dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black/brown with amber hues. Grass and malt nose, caramel. Flavor is much the same, grassy hops with a solid caramel back.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with an off white head. The aroma is sweet malty and a touch roasty. The aroma has sweet caramel and toffee malt notes with lighter roasted malt notes. A nice malty brown ale.
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a murky brown color with an off white head. Aroma was roasted malts, some caramel and toffe. Flavor was almost sticky sweet, rounded out by nice roasted malts and some bittering hops. An above average brown ale.
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the best beer here, but that wasn’t saying much. Floral malt aroma. Dark rootbeer brown, thin lace head. Roast, a little molasses, a little coffee. Dry, nutty chickory. Slightly starchy mouthfeel with a medium body. Fairly well done.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at the brewery. This is dubbed "Cuyahoga River Water". Opaque medium brown ruby, creamy off white head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, toffee, caramel, apricot. Flavor is less complex and is molasses, chocolate, malt, bitter.
cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rock Bottom in Pittsburgh. Nice big creamy head like chocolate mousse. Great to look at. Not quiteopaque but almost. Very lovely appearance. Creamy aroma of whipped cream! Makes me attracted to this brew before I even taste it. Some roasted stout or porter attributes in the flavor. Stronger than the other rock bottom brews I’ve had. Has a slight alky bite to it that is absent in their other beers. Good example of a dark beer, dark in taste but not offensive. Friendly yet impressive. Good beer. Much better than Saranac Brown ale and is almost as good as east end fat gary. This is much darker than most other brown ales I’ve tasted. Not too sure if this is in the correct style.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, thin white head. Smelt of oats, floral hops and sweet caramel. thin, watery mouthfeel, but a nice smooth, nutty flavor with a mild hops profile. Not too bad, but nothing stellar.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brownish, with small bubbly white heard. Aroma of malt, nuts, and caramal. Flavor mostly same, malt, hints of caramal and nuts, and a slight hop bite in the aftertaste. Carbonation was good. Brew easy to drink, but the body is watery.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seemed to me more a stout than a a brown ale. Poured very dark brownish black color with small offwhite head. Roasty malty nutty aroma with a very roasted malt flavor. Smooth finish. Pretty good beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6630) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 I am generally not overly into brown ales. This draft poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was sweet and malty with a hint of chocolate. The flavor is initially sharp and bitter but some coffee, chocolate and roasted malt flavors come on as the beer lingers. Pretty good for a brown.