hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, and some earthiness. Tastes of earth, caramel, toast, roast, and some nuttiness.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster @ Skagit River Brewpub. Nice and toasty. More red-looking than brown. Slightly more bitter than I would like. I could probably down a few of these with no complaint.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkened room made it difficult to get an accurate feeling of its look in the glass. Aroma was that of a brown ale; just not much there but not offensive. Solid toasted bread malt character. Light sweetness with a smooth earth and nut essence.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skagit River Brewing Company--Steelie Brown Ale--1997 12 oz. Bottle Release. 4.50% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Brown Ale Sampled 12/16/1997.
Skagit River Brewing Company--Skagit Brown Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle Release. 4.50%. (3.5 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Light clear reddish brown color. Light mouth feel and body with flavorful chocolate fruit hints with a touch of spice and licorice. Finish is slightly chalky, but flavorful. Good despite lightness. Sampled 12/18/1998.
Skagit River Brewing Company--Skagit River Brown Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Clear mahogeny red brown color. No head but light tan lace. Malty lightly toasted floral fruit front. Mild hop profile. Creamy sweet rich light toasted fruit body. Earthy nut hints. Malty mild sweet end. Sampled 8/19/2001.
Skagit River Brewing Company--Skagit River Brown Ale--2003--12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.50% ABV? (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Mild tan lacy head. Clear dark amber red brown color. Mild toasted malty floral hop front. Thick creamy mild sweet doughy toasted cherry caramel mild cocoa rich body. Clean mild hop malty end. Rich. Sampled 6/2/2003.
Skagit River Brewery--Steelie Brown Ale--2008--22 oz. Bottle Release. 4.40% ABV--15IBU’s?. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Thin light lace off white head. Slightly hazy bright amber brown color. Light tight sediment. Soft cocoa nut mild hop front. Slightly crusty soft caramel milk chocolate noughat nut mild creamy sweet brown bread body. Refreshing clean mild hop spice end. Nice earthy brown. Sampled 8/2/2009. 4-$4.49 Each.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Brown Ale
Date: September 07, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light earthyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, just enough caramel sweetness to make it rich, nice nutty character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish red with a nice fluffy head. A little roasted nuts and caramel in the aroma. Nutty caramel malt flavors with an interesting off finish - seemingly a little astringent perhaps.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, nuts, light cocoa, light fruittiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, light nuts and a hint of spice with a smooth dry malty finish.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Auburn brown color with a small off white head. Caramel, diacetyl, toast aroma. Earthy metallic hop characters. Buttery sweet malt flavors, mild breadiness. Lingering sweetness in the finish, somewhat nutty. Mouthfeel is light.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
V - light brown
A - slightly malty with hops
T - slightly mediciney taste with a malt finish
P - slightly watery finish
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish-amber. Huge off-white head with copious lacings. Brown sugar malts with a northwest bitter hop flavor. Pretty hoppy for a brown. Also feels like a much higher abv than listed on this site. Maybe re-formulated? Pretty bold for a brown ale.