douglas88 (7792) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Thirsty Bear. Pours a dark copper hue with a large white head. The aroma is sweet toasted malts. The flavor is somehow juicy, sweet malts, lots of fresh hops and toasted nutty malt. Nice.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Thirsty Bear. Nutty grainy aroma, with light floral hops. Dusty grains and mild rye aroma - like I’m standing in the milling room. Medium sweet nutty nose. Medium brown-amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Starts with medium sweetness, grainy and malty with a bit o rye or similar grainy taste. Mild brown sugar and nice mute floral hop bitterness. Nutty and a little mealy, with a nutty salty-sweet finish and light nutty bitter after.
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is earthy chocolate/peat-medium/dark malt. Taste is chocolate/peat/roasty-medium/dark malt, earthy/slightly tart hops.
DuffMan (8624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a tasting tray sampler at the brewpub. Deep amber brwon, clear. Breadcrusts, dried leaves, toasty toffee, husky, nutty. Better than their pale beers.
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden copper with no head. Malty nutty aroma and taste with chocolate notes.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small off-white head. Roasted caramelish and slight liqourice aroma. Sweet, toffee and roasted caramel malt flavoured with a mild butterish touch. Roasted and bitter finish with a persisting dark to breadish malt flavour into the far finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on draft at the Thirsty Bear brewpub.
Roasty flavor and nose, finishes nicely.
Oscbert (1192) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Pours a clear brownish amber color with small head.
~Strong scent of caramel malts, alcohol and some roasted malt (coffee like).
~Roasted malt flavor, some toffee and slight citrus.
~Medium smooth feel. Roasted malt finish.
~Very nice brown ale! gets better as it warms up.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Standard recipe used in all their beers as a base or at least it tastes like it. Good base though. Barely noticeable hops. Nice flavor.
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub: Amber pour with a fading off white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma- only a touch of peanut brittle. Very sweet flavor. Lacking body, slick and sweet. Tons of caramel and substantial diacetyl followed by late husk. Eh.