DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Raley’s in Vacaville, CA. Pours a dark brown with a hint of red. Roasty malt flavor with a hint of carmel. The palate was little of on this one and fell apart on the tongue. A little thin bodied for my taste. Average brew.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
14 ounce sample on tap at The Burger Saloon in Woodland, CA. The aroma has lightly sweet cocoa hints with very mild roasted malts. Light grassiness is also present. Mostly transparent mahogany body with a medium, strong, light tan head. Starts with some sweet cocoa flavors before an acetic, vinegary infected flavor takes over in the middle. Finishes very roasted. The infection is problematic.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving type: bottle
Apearance- A amber dark brown with a quick disappearing tan head, and some sticky lacing.
Aroma- Roasted malt, sweet caramel smell that is almost overpowering and coffee
T/P- Taste is like the smell roasted malt chocolate and coffee. The coffee defiantly comes out in the taste.
Overall- This is not bad; there are defiantly better browns out there. It is not well balances the coffee is a bit strong. If it was a little better balanced it would be outstanding as it is it is good and drinkable, but not out standing.
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour had no head on a dark brown body.
The aroma was mild brown sugar. Fine but not much there.
The taste had a mild sweet malt balanced out with mild bitter.
Crisp with low to moderate carbonation.
It is a pretty mellow beer, which made it an easy drinker.
Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer several times...just getting around to rating it. Poured out of a growler filled at the brew pub. Pours a dark rich, coffee brown. Light off white head. Aroma is roasted barley. Taste is caramel, coffee and slight booze on the aftertaste. Good beer!
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep chestnut with a large fizzy tan head and clumpy lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, roasted malts. Flavor is about the same with notes of tobacco and coffee. Medium body.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel, some fruits and malts. The taste of some sweet caramel, fruits and a little bitter. The aftertaste of sweet caramel with notes of bitter.
bnoel09 (515) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into my Newcastle Geordie Schooner glass. Even a slow gentle pour of this results in a ridiculous amount of head. Dark ruby brown with a tan head that extends above the glass. Aroma is hard to judge since its being filtered out by a 3 inch head, but I get a little nuttiness and chocolate malt. Flavor is mild nuttiness with a touch of chocolate and some metallic undertones. Medium bodied with lively carbonation (as if anyone wasn’t expecting that based on the head...). I was excited about this beer because I used to have a coworker that raved about it and this is the first time I’ve found it, but this was just OK. Definitely tastier brown ales out there.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mine came exploding out of the bottle but after that it was pretty good. Dry, coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel. Nice bitterness and sweet combo. Slight infected sting which took away from it’s smooth character but almost made it a sour brown. I know my deScription of it may sound horrible but it was very good. I liked it.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poers a darker redish brown, this one had a huge head. The taste is a bit sour withroasted coffee and hints of chocolate followed by a bit of bitterness. Very carbonated.