KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium to dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) foamy light brown head that had great retention an offered up some damn good lacing which clung to the glass rather nicely.
The aroma was kind of mild of a roasted nutty malt, a resin hop and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of cocoa, toffee and roasted coffee.
The taste was robustly malty with a hint of toffee and a little nutty at first then became moderately bitter and a tad acidic with a nice coffee note and a touch of chocolate at the end with the flavor sticking around for quite a long time.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet mildly dry in texture with a vibrant carbonation.
Overall a Brown Ale that had a lot of flavor and an almost perfect balance of bitter and sweet.
BytesAndBrews (37) - - AUG 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a beige head. Malty aroma, nutty roasted malt flavor with low hop bitterness.
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LaBodega, clear brown beer, nice cream colored head. Aroma malt, coffee, fresh bread. Taste is malt, coffee, roasted barley. Super clean, palate is not heavy, carbonation moderate. Classic brown ale.
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown to umber in color. Taller tan head. Pale to toasted malt with a toasted marshmallow background. Lightly sweet start Simple toasted malt along with a growing bitterness. A touch nutty. I don’t get much depth out off this one. A decent brown ale, but not much more. Interesting that of the two brown ales tonight, I enjoyed the Brass Ass much more, my expectations were tilted the other way. 4/10
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate/mild tobacco/coffee. Slightly bitter with hints of nuts/chocolate and maybe a touch of smoke. Excellent beer.
thorongil2 (2258) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of grain, cake; balanced, subdued flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Listigovers (875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, head leaves a nice lace. Smells liek some rank hops and a bit of chocolate. Flavour is nice and palate is medium and super smooth. Mild and flavourful at the same time, toasty, well balanced, thirst quenching. Great beer, awesome example of brown ale.
Luvystypotables (1613) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A subdued aroma of malt, pours a clear brown color, a dry feel with a taste of malt and a chalky malt finish.
Claves77 (232) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Dark brown color, thin lace. Rich malt flavor, light flavor, with subtle backend. Ok, but not too exciting.
TylerGreenDC (783) - - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Faint coffee grounds aroma. Flavors of rich roasted cocoa, some vegetable stock and more chocolate on the finish. Wonderful!
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Malty and nutty aroma and flavour, with notes of burnt caramel. Moderate hops in the finish. I’m sorry, but brown ales like this one rarely make me ecstatic. This one is no exception, even though it is made by the capable brewers of Sierra Nevada. Nothing wrong with it, just not my favourite style.