Stellaaaa (257) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a moderate, creamy head. It has a nice malty, yeasty aroma. The taste is of dry, bitter malts. I got a slight hefe-yeast taste in the finish which detracted some, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, spices,. Flavor is caramel, nuts, spices. Thin bodied with a lingering nut flavor and not much malt sweetness. Decent easy to drink session brown.
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Thanks to Rogue for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear dark copper-brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing. Roasted malt, nuts and brown sugar in the nose. Medium body with a sweet roasty malt flavor along with notes of caramel, nuts and cocoa. The finish is malty with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recommended by Kegs and Barrels, Plano Tx. Excellent brown-ale unlike any other I’ve had. Great malt flavor with added hoppiness. Nice lacing and body.
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is fairly refreshing for a fall seasonal. I am wondering if this is the same as the old brown ale released a few years back. Overall a great beer. Has lots of nuttiness, and a touch of caramel.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deep brown-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty pleasant. Solid "brown ale" malts with some caramel and a good amount of chocolate. Somewhat nutty with a light toast and herbal hop. Flavor is very solid for a brown ale. Right away there is a light smoke and herbal hopping that carries this throughout. A well balanced nutty caramel and toast comes in to balance with a good amount of chocolate lets itself be known on the backend. The smoke and herbal hop spice increase slightly into the finish allowing this to dry with a light bitterness and smooth malty sweetness. I like the bitterness level on this; not too high at all, but definitely distinct and fairly aggressive for a brown ale. Smoke and chocolate linger in a medium length aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and moderate, soft and somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable brown ale. Nicely integrated between a sweet and smooth maltiness and a distinct hop bitterness and light smoke. I liked this one a lot and would not hesitate using this as a go-to session beer in the fall.
SSSteve (3824) - - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 12oz bottle. orange brown under a medium sized, off-white head. the beer just looks like the fall season. aroma is malty and lightly toasted with caramel but not robust. flavor has a hint of bitterness with caramel and toasted malt. lightish body with a good bit of carbonation. bitter nuts in the aftertaste. i like them a little sweeter. didn’t they make a brown ale a few years back?
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a fairly translucent light to medium brown, with a very faint white head. The nose is initially somewhat unappetizing, giving notes more akin to Bud Light than a malty brown ale. Slight alcohol and unpleasant grainy notes, along with a subtle roasted malt note that comes through as the sample warms. The palate is also something of a disappointment. Carbonation is too high, muting the malts advertised on the beer’s label, and leaving a somewhat insipid mouthfeel. Again, a slight roasted note, but little else. A somewhat harsh bitterness comes through, near the end of the palate. The finish is crisp, bolstered by the aforesaid high level of carbonation. Overall, a rare miss from an otherwise excellent brewery.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured clear red brown with thin fast dissipating white head. Aroma of smoked malt, cinnamon and caramel. Flavour is, if I may call it that, a mezza, a little caramel, a little smoke, a little roast, all very well balanced. Sweet malt lasting finish with enough hop.
Getbetter (884) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
From a 220z bottle, brown in color,white head,cinnamon,every thing about this brown is great.