KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours an average deep amber and mahogany with a light beige head. Nose is caramel malt and light chocolate bean and roasted nut. Flavor is roasted coffee grounds with a chocolate coffee finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very tasty.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 12oz bottle. Smooth body. Nutty, sweet, slightly roasty. Very good brew.
BillKismet (3393) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lovely autumn mahogany body covered by a plush, comforting, off-white head. Mellow, musty, nutty, but enjoyable bouquet that has the heavness of a wet fall air and redolent of falling leaves. Brown malt accented aroma and flavor with a certain harshness to it. Rough, burnt leaf finish.
MrBunn (2516) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with a medium-sized head and aromas of dusty grains and a little bit of toffee. Flavor is fair enough... kind of a typical brown ale malt presence with a dusty edge to it and a little bit of leafy/earthy/nutty finish.
Foxbush (1347) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wonderful surprise. Most Brown Ales are just brown. This one from Sierra Nevada is worth trying. The ale poured with a small bubble head and a light brown color. The nutty aroma and smooth maltiness are the hallmark of a very good Brown Ale. There is just a hint of hops that adds balance with some bittnerness. The smooth slightly floral finish is the end of good ale.
beernovice39 (3187) - Montana, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a nice deep amber/red with a foamy tan head. Scent of smoke and hops. Nice mild flavor, solid!
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown ale with a reddish hue, healthy carbonation and a light brown head that leaves behind a nice, thick frothy lacing. Hoppy malt aroma and a flavor just as hoppy with a nutty finish. The hops dosage and a hint of smoked malt gives this brown a really great autumn ale...
joshuahfl (47) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a scant off white head. Nutty aroma. Smoky flavor with some light malt and floral hops. Unique brown. Pretty good.
ttoadee (739) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best American Brown that I have tasted in awhile. Sierra is right about the smooth: this is a beautiful malty brown with a slight Cascade hint lurking in the background
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly clear dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of malt and roasted grain. Roasted cereal grain and smoke taste with a leathery finish.