bigericsports (79) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, Pours reddish black with a thin tan head and slight lacing. Nose is malty with hints of cocoa and caramel, plums, raisins and toffee. Sweet to the taste, fuller medium body with medium carbonation. Nice brew at a reasonable price.
blankboy (7634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle (12oz) from Trader Joe’s] Pours a dark, deep amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy beige head and minimal lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, chocolate and nuts along with light hops and some vanilla -- smells a bit too sweet but not bad. Flavour: Not bad, maltier and hoppier then expected (not very hoppy, just more then expected), a bit nutty and chocolaty and with a short dry finish. Average bodied. I’ve had worse beers from these guys, this isn’t bad, it’s decent.
jerseyjohn71 (308) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
caramel, hay, chocolate, coffee, toast, dough, red, clear, light sweetness, light body, creamy,
rjplumer (1063) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malt with a hint of raisin Black body with a slim coat head. Heavy dark fruit taste. Black bodied. Drinkable dark bodied brew.
Tac (157) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown body with thick brownish head. Nice lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel with hints of some metallic aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, slightly bitter.
PorterPounder (7806) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, quicly fading off-white head. Aroma is nutty with some light chocolate accents. Flavor has some earthy potting soil notes, some light chocolate, a touch of licorice. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable.
chinchill (4822) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle with a BB date of July 2015.
Pours clear, very dark brown, with a large tan head.
Aroma: mild medium and dark roasted grains with a lighter roast than the appearance suggests. Faint hint of coffee.
Flavor: mild medium and dark roasted grains with a neutral bitter/sweet balance.
Feel: medium-light body; very smooth
O: enjoyable dark ale that straddles the brown ale / light porter categories.
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. So many of the brown ales are on the lighter, washed out side and, hence, not memorable. This one is stronger, porter like, with a nice roasty molasses flavor that hides the alcohol and is only moderated by a rich malt base. No floral hops flavor here. Very drinkable, enjoyable and at $6.69 a six pack a real steal.
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Dark brown cola color. Good tan head eliminates to thin film but a little gathers in corners. Trader Joes best brew in my oppinion. A very smooth but flavorful ale, with roasted coffee notes, nutty body. Sweet yeasty aroma
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle Cola-colored pour, frothy slightly tan head. Aroma is earthy soy with just a hint of spicy coffee. Falvor is a bit roasty, some roasted chicory notes, roasted spices, some yeasty esters. Its definitely not a run of the mill brown ale.