Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is burnt caramel.
bhensonb (13845) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Pours cola color with a tan head. Has that brown roasted malt aroma. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. First hit is coarse chocolate. Chocolate really dominates this one. Malt is hardly noticeable until the finish. There’s some hop spice too. You could sell this as a Xmas ale.
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and nuts. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of chocolate with a smooth finish.
daknole (10837) - 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.
deyholla (9917) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at Squatters airport location. Pours a clear earthy amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and grain with a touch of nuttiness supporting. Flavor has notes of sweet grain its w bread backbone and a hint of nuttiness.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a nice brown ale. kinda light for a winter warmer, but the smooth roasted malty, nutty flavor is pretty pleasant. a touch of hops in the aroma, a bit of caramel and chocolate. not anything new for a brown, but done well."
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light brown with a nice light beige head. The aroma is really light; some spices, nutmeg and gingerbread cookies. The taste is simple and smooth; some spices, nuts, caramel and a dry finish. Decent. Of course the ABV is low, and needs more fullness. But drinkable.
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a nice clear brown with copper hues and tan head. The aroma offers up a bit of esters and then some dusty nuttiness, nut shells, earthy malts and some roasted malts. The taste has a nice rich mix of roasted malts, nuttiness and a bit of earthy malts. It then picks up a brief poke of esteriness before it gets a dryer sensation with some astringent roasted malts. Interesting brown.
nimbleprop (7201) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a clear brown with some clumpy, white head. Nose has caramel, almond skin, malt, a little cookie. Flavor is sweet, chewy malt, mild nut. Dry finish.
radagast83 (7081) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour at the May 1st DC Tasting. Poured an almost translucent brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was very thin malts, light nutty notes. Flavor was nutty, light toasted brown. Thin.