kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of iceicebaby. Pours a dark soda brown with thin white head that reduces to nothing. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, light chocolate, light roast, toasted bread, nuts, some hints of grassy wheat and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, roast, light coffee, caramel, grain, some hints of brown sugar and spice. Generally medium body with a malty finish. Nice brown ale.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a fast fading tan head. The nose is light cocoa and roasted nuts. The taste is much the same with some roasted malt and caramel thrown in. Medium bodied. Smooth easy drinker.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks ogglethorp. Pours a clear dark amber with a moderate beige head. Only temporary lace. Aroma is faint and short-lived, what’s there is lightly caramelized malt and a bit of carbonic sourness. Flavor is light caramel malt, just enough bitter flavors to balance the sweetness, but not really noticeable in there own right. Medium body, slightly tannic on the palate.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks ogglethorp! - Pours a dark brown with a small tan head...aroma is toasted nuts and bready, cocoa malt...flavour is grainy chocolate, burnt toast bitterness with a clean finish...very nice!
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 3/30/09 (Glen’s Market)-Pours a medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight chocolate. Flavor the same with some more malt and chocolate. This medium bodied brew is nicely done and well balanced.
lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from dmschefke. Thanks! Pours a clear brown color with lasting, creamy beige head. Smell is toasted and almost roasty grains with a chocolate hint. Taste is semi-sweet, chocolate malt and caramel with a very light balancing bitterness. Some cardboard and off flavor and a bit watery in the flavor, but not too bad. Medium to thin body and normal carbonation. Decent brown ale.
Cornfield (5345) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at a The LoSBD meeting, thanks to RAYBOY01: This poured a chestnut body with a short-lived white head. It had a rich caramelly, malty aroma with a touch of milk chocolate. The flavor was much the same and had the addition of a light nutty bitterness. Quaffable.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy brown, medium quickly disappearing head, not much lace. wine-y airy nose. flavor is chocolate. medium body, mildly sweet finish. a pretty forgettable brew. sampled at a LoSBD tasting, sample provided bt rayboy01, i think.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. A somewhat smoky well-caramelized brown malt, with a touch of burnt toast, some light sea salts and a bit of oat. Okay. Pours a well-hazed ruddied brown, with minimal off-white head. Flavor is a bit peculiar. There’s a mashup of cold cigarette butts, some light elephant and rubber, flared with a bit of styrofoam a la bad water. Deeper, chewier caramels come up from the bottom. A nip of tang. I’m not sure this is working for me. English style yeast gives a mostly clean finish. Meh. Thanks Sean!
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Northernbrews for the bottles. Looks light, tastes light. Caramel and an almost strange toasted malt. Not a warming and rich malty flavor. I know this is their basic brown, and I love Short’s, but this isn’t doing much for me.