monk191 (607) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok brown. Their amber is much better. Pours a nice golden brown, almost whiskey color. Light smell, a little fruity. Taste is a little boring, has an empty taste. Had on tap at the brewery.
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brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Light brown pour with an off-white head. Toasted malt, a hint of roast, and a light vegetal note. Mildly acidic, too. Flavor is kind of acidic, bitter, and dry. A lot of toast, some roast, and vegetal hops. A lot of carrot and celery. Weird.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear brown color withtan head. Medium roast, chocolatey, coffee aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Mild chocolate, medium roast malt, caramel flavors with a lightly bitter finish---not bad
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brown ale is surprisingly thin for a brown. Thin mouthfeel. Disappointingly weak, do not buy
HughConway (676) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at brew house. Pours brown with thin head. Roast aroma, roast taste, bit thick and harsh for a brown.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark brown, transparent. Big roast up front, light coffee through the middle and finish. Flavor much the same, roast, coffee, not much else. Slightly metallic finish.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased in Torrance, California with nothing to pour it in. Nose: Toasted pumpernickel bread, fresh red spring wheat flour, malty powdercake. Taste: Powerful and rich burning malt. pistacho, dusty cocoa powder. Not overly long on the finish and composed of chocolate. Silty mouth feel.
jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím wondering if I have a different batch than some of the recent reviewers. 22oz bottle from a sweet west coast hook up. A bit of wood, earth, and nut in the aroma. The flavor has some toasty malt and caramel working. The finish has a faint roasted bitterness to it. Pretty sessionable beer and not half bad.
madbrewer1 (7) - USA - JAN 24, 2010 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a pint from a chilled 22, Initially head was thin and fleeting, color was medium brown and appropriate for the style. Aroma was a bit of honey and caramel with yeast ester overtones. The taste was initially tart and sour with not much body , ultimately very dissapointing. It was work to finish even half of my glass.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 12 oz bottle this poured a dark brown with a small tan head and light lacing. Not very attractive. The nose is of caramel malts. Light and fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is very mild and full of odd nuances. Not much of anything in the finish, and in fact the more you drink the worse it gets. The last half of this glass went down the drain which does not happen all that often. Decidedly mediocre.