BillKismet (3823) - 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 (2729) - 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 (1765) - 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 (3270) - Idaho, 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 (1269) - 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 (5533) - 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.
nearbeer (4829) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 Draft pint at Bearden Beer Market. Clear brown with a lasting disc of foam. Nose is mild, but has hints of toasted nut, light char, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor is stronger with smoke, but more of the same as the aroma, with a touch of orange and dry wood on the finish. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, lightly tingly and watery, balanced and very sessionable.
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark iced coffee brown with golden highlights and a modest but persistent off-white head. Aromas of coffee, grains, brown sugar, and candied orange peel. Grainy sweet base with notes of chocolate, coffee, and orange; very slightly bitter herbal finish. Light body, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. Pleasant, quaffable, and toasty.