MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Valley Brew tasting Feb 2007 - Aroma is sweet chocolate malt, toasted nuts, and hops. Flavor is much hoppier than aroma which is different for a brown. Palate is smooth and creamy. I like "imperial browns".
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy and dry nose, two things I do not expect from a brown ale. This is what a California brown should be. Clean roasted nuts malt body with a big hop punch in the eye. Nice and dry with a great big hop finish.