scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
earthy caramel nose with a dry restraint. clear toffee, tinted auburn. great medium caramel body, pine in the finish for great balance.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ SE Tasting Room. Hazy red-brown pour with an off-white head leaving moderate lace. Sweet, dark-roasted malt with a medium, almond, biscuit body. Some brown sugar coffee in the middle, leading to a dry, burnt toast finish. Tasty, makes me want a PB&J!
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Parkway, SE and other places. Clear, deep red-brown pour with a creamy, tan head leaving heavy, coarse lace. Coffee nose is a bit of a turn-off for me, but most will like it. Medium-light body and carbonation. Bitter chocolate, toffee, burnt caramel, coffee and a touch of honey liven this one up without making it overly sweet and thereby not sessionable. Hops are peppery and pine and very much in the background as they should be for a brown ale. Quite tasty, have more than one!
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at celtic bayou. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose and lightly sudsy tan head. Lots of drippy lace. Nice caramel nose, a little molassesy, great power and balance to it. Super nice to see in a brown. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel and toasty brown bread on the mid palate with a nice earthy, slightly peaty finish. Best new brown in a while.
SeattleRunner (8) - - JAN 28, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler. Thin tan head with decent lacing. Sweet, but not too sweet. Very malty with good notes of chocolate. Body a little thin but overall a very solid brown.
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kaser (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from draft at their taproom. Clear lighter brown pour. Kinda watery. Decent but flavor with some malts. Average brown
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells pretty good. Some light roast maltiness. This is also pretty good. The nuttiness/maltiness/hops are constantly fighting. The nuttiness wins out but it’s still good.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Dark malt and aroma hops in the nose. Dark brown color, clear and thin head. Great dark malt flavors nice mild hops makes for a good balance. This was a great drinking beer.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty, nutty nose, somewhat sweet, chocolatey and fruity as well with some piney/garlicy hops. Pours dark brown with a thinnish beige head. The flavor is roasty up front, chocolate and fruity sweetness on the mid palate followed by piney bitterness. Nice lingering roasty/hop note. Interesting take on style, hoppy american brown. Enjoyable.
robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-cloudy copper-brown with a very small tan head that goes away quickly, and little to no lacing.
smell is of molasses, wood, roasted malt, hazelnut, and chocolate.
taste is a little oily, malt, some spice, a little cocoa, hazelnut, some roastiness, and a few hops. ends oily and somewhat spicey.