JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Light brown with a light tan head. Caramel, lightly roasty, nuts, and a bit of chocolate. Not bad for a brown ale.
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a glass from the bottle. Aroma is pretty weak. So flavour naturally is also mild. I did detect some roasted malt and chocolate. Palate is more silky like a oatmeal stout. When compared to oatmeal stout, its pretty good, as a brown, its ok. But ehh, downtown brown is better.
BMan1113VR (7873) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a brown body (medium clarity), tan head that is quick to fade. Aromas are of chocolate, nutty, brown sugar, fudge, leather, and a bit of metal. Flavors are nutty, tobacco, a bit husky, chocolate, roasty. Astringent. Medium bubbles and body. On the drier side of things.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Snowshoe. Pours a deep, clear cola color; solid, fine-bubbled off-white head. Pleasant caramel and softly roasted malts in the aroma; just enough mineral/earthy bitterness. Medium to medium-light body; modest CO2; like their other staples, very drinkable and, maybe, just a touch undercarbonated for the style but not inappropriate. Chewy caramel and (again) lightly roasted malts; along with a basic earthy and mineral bitterness; clean fermentation (just a bit of red fruit), very drinkable; could easily pound this. Medium-length finish: caramel, toasty roasted malt, light chocolate.
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with an attractive tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a nutty roasted malt flavor that is a bit thin with burnt toast finish.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Tastes of nut bread with a caramel finish.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 what the... this, IMHO, was their best brew, and i’m surprised at the low scores. one of the best, most flavorful, rich browns i’ve had in a while. tasted bigger than it’s 5.6%. roasted malt, chocolate. well done."
Zymurgeist2 (1111) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank this immediately after their pale ale. On draft at a small town outside of Yosemite National Park.
Deep reddish-brown color with a beige head.
Lots of roasted malt on the nose.
Full flavor of coffee and roasted malt.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty(but not sweet) T1 malty bitter T2 bitter porter T3 & Tf, §cmplx, anytime beer.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brown with tan head. The aroma and nose taste like lite roastiness. Flavor is slight roastiness and sweet sugar. Not much to see here...