apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Very dark, reddish brown and thick. barely a head. What an interesting aroma! Pleasant and floral, slightly earlthy. The flavor is odd and unbalanced: more hoppy than most brown ales and less nutty. Alcohol is pretty evident, and even tastes more than 6.3%. Bitter and astringent finish. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Darkest brown pour I’ve ever seen on a brown ale (I’ve had porters that were lighter) - sticky, sweet aroma of brown sugar, clove, molasses - surprisingly bitter at first, settling into a much milder sweetness than the aroma suggests - more brown sugar and the distinct nuttiness you’d expect from the style - finishes a bit bitter and somewhat chalky and ashy - the finish kind of ruins it for me. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours to a beige, creamy, quickly but not fully disapating head. The body is a hazy dark mahogany. Decent lacing. The aroma is heavily nutty, sorghum, light brown sugars. The flavot is melted brown sugar, sorghum, toasted hazelnuts and walnuts. For a brown, this isn’t bad. I’m still not a huge fan, but this seems to be well made. The palate is lightly creamy yet slick and medium bodied. Lingering flavors. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2005
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Man, this is getting bad!
I already forgot who it was that sent me this bomber just a short while ago????
Rating # 840
Pours a bursting brown body with a frothy khaki colored head. The aroma is filled with chocolate and mixed nuts, walnut, hazelnut, almond, cashew, peanuts… valiantly nutty! Suggestions of Coco Puffs and cola; loads of caramel and the burnt smokiness of toffee… Sugar Daddys… the candy; not those that snobbish chicks request! Chewy and luscious… a biscuity finish….. a Great Brown Ale!
Bottle. Dark brown with splashes of ruby. Small tan head that deteriorates into random bubbles. Nose is malty and sweet with a lot of nuttiness and mild earthiness. Mild hop notes and cocoa as well. Taste has a nice caramel sweetness along with light choco notes. Some strong nuttiness and light hops. Mild bitterness to this as well. Body is lighter than expected but creamy. Mild carbonation feel. Finishes with more chocolate and nuttiness (like chocolate covered peanuts) and light earth tones. Some lighter hops and hints of dried fruit. Not bad.
PorterPounder (8356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Had on tap at the brewpub in Healdsburg. Pleasant, cola brown pour with a creamy mocha colored head. Aroma is earthy, some chocolate and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet, with some caramel, and chocolate and has a bit of a roasted back end. Mouhfeel is just a bit on the thin side. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Courtesy of Slob. Strong roasted malt aroma with a tinge of brown sugar in it. Deep brown with a beautiful thumb thick mocha head. Roasted malt and some sour/citrus components that seemed out of place. Crisper and more carbonated than anticipated as well. Was a bit of a let down for a beer I was really looking forward to. twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Dark brown with some ruby highlights. Nice creamy light tan head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, milk chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy on the roasted malt but with a spicy, hops backbone that carries through to the finish. Body is light to medium with a bit stronger carbonation than I expected. A good brown ale with plenty of roasted malt to go around. Pete Brown would be proud (whoever he is) heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Dark brown body with some ruby when shown to the light. The head is light tan. The aroma has some rich caramel and a hint of chocolate. There is some rich bread with a little bit of molasses. The taste has some bread crust and a little bit of oranges. There are also some light notes of carmel. This is an excellent and roasted example of the style. Light mouth feel that keeps this feeling like a nice session beer. Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 18, 2005
pete brown pours a dark brown body with anice off-white head.the aroma was a nice blend of nutty malts,chocolate,molasses,and a bit of brown sugar.the flavor is much in the same with a nice medium mouthfeel.this is super tasty and i would pick up another bottle.