Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint roasted wood aroma. Deep mahogony pour with off-white head. Charred dark malt is first out of the gate. Gentle finish and bitterness arrive. Medium bodied ale. Decent brown, but middle of the fairway. Mellow and fairly neutral.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: hazy dark red, fine grey head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with light chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, light caramel sweetness, earthy balance, light bitterness, light sweet caramel finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber with brief head. Dusty beer house malted body, wtih a candi malt flavor and hints of diacetyl. Dryish barley finish that is a bit sweet. Moderately hopped. This brown ale is a bit off-kilter for my tastes.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. This was the most unaexciting of all their offerings. Not much going on here. Good for a brown.
Bradrcr (808) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/19/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is great caramel sweet ssweetness followed by a near perfect roast note. Appearance is clear amber brown with a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is roast malt with a sweet/sour bready character forward followed by very low bittering. Mouthfeel is medium-high bodied with a moderate carb texture. Overall, quite good, but I wish this tasted as well as it smelled.
BiddleBrau (766) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a thin tan head. Caramel aroma. Taste was sweet malt up front followed by the bitterness which was a bit cloying.
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap... Poured dark ruby with NO head. Faint, malt aroma. Tasted like a straight up, mellow amber ale. Candy and malt dominate the flavors and with minimal hops. Also tasted like it was brewed with sulfur water. This one fell short for me for being from Walking Man. Maybe it was a bad tap.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sampled a pint of this one on draught at the brewpub in Stevenson, WA. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, chestnut brown color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with good aromas of nutty and toasty malt, paired with some piney hops. The palate is firm with good sweet and nutty malt flavor, This beer finishes with really good nutty malt flavors up front, then ends with a nice piney smack of hop bitterness that lingers. Excellent example of American Brown Ale. I really enjoyed the malt and hop character of this beer, and both shine in this beer. A nice session beer, and a very food friendly one as well.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a huge creamy head. Slightly roasty aroma. Flavor is malty and toasty, some strong roasty nuttyness with a light hop bitterness, finishes very dry.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Hood River, OR on 7/20/07. Deep brown amhogany with a light tan head. Malty aroma with some roasted nuts, dark brown sugar, and some piney hops. Medium body and carbonation, and a very smooth feel with a bit of chewiness. Malt flavors dominate the flavor as well, but some peppery hop bitterness enters at the finish for a nice drying effect.