SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear brown color topped by a creamy beige head that leaves a nice layer of lasting foam. Toasty, nutty, and lightly roasty malt aroma with some sweet darker caramel as well. NIcely malty and light-medium sweet with a nutty and caramel flavor finishing more toasty and a little on the dry side. The body is medium-light and the lack of alcohol is easily perceived despite the still ample body and malt flavor. Not bad at all, though pretty innocuous, though what can you expect?
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of hillbert ;-)
nice looking brownish/garnet pour with a white head
caramelly with some dryness, light body
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: auburn color with a nice head. Nose of caramel and thin body. The flavor is balanced, but in a you can’t taste anything way. Chewy flavor, metallic raisin and some stale hop notes. Not that exciting, especially since it seems like most brewers really pride themselves on brown ales in the state.
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown. Off white head. Very nice aroma. Caramel, cola, cocoa, with a nice sweetness. Flavor similar, but not quite as quality.
daknole (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a medium off white head. Strong honey notes, buckwheat pancakes and freshly made waffles. Flavor is heavy on the waffle notes. Wheres the maple syrup! I actually like the waffle/pancake notes here.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask. Nothing to make this beer stand either way. Smooth and nutty, drinkable enough. Lacks the bitter finish I’d have liked to have had. (#3837, 2/11/2010)
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle with no bb date tasted 9/20/09.
clear rich auburn brown colored pour with a small tan head and some spots of drippy lacing.
the aroma is quite faint and hard to read... some plummy fruit, brown sugar, nuts, grain and a little (yet noticeable) sourness.
the flavor follows the same path... dirty, watered down and a little soured on the finish. faint notes of iced tea florals, burnt nut skin ashiness and chocolate are the only additions to the aroma profile.
the body is light to medium but the mouth feel is watery and flabby. 5/3/5/2/13/2.8
beerbill (3562) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma of caramel and fresh top soil. The flavor is similar with weak caramel and top soil. Light-medium bodied.
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy Douglas88. Pours a watery brown with a thin tan head. Big caramel malt, chocolate aroma with a touch of hops. Smooth malt taste with nice notes of chocolate and nuts and a touch of hops. Nice beer.
pinkzambia (1542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ bewpub: Brown with red tints accompanied by a small light brown head. Malty aroma of roasted nuts. The flavor was strong nuts and some chacoal. The body is full and creamy.