RickReallyBrew (94) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good brown ale. Not overly burdened by chocolate or other specialty malts. The balance of malt and hops are very nice. Served at Old Chicago as Breck Ballpark Brown. Very nice
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Tap at brewpub.
Pours an average mahogany with amber highlights. Nose is airy malt with holes in the nuts. Flavor is trash-water-soaked malt. Watery on the tongue. Disgusting.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewery in LoDo. The beer poured a clear, dark reddish-brown color with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. A bit of an oddity, this beer smelled heavily of a warm, buttery, grilled-cheese sandwich on a base of lightly roasted grain and chocolate and a hint of honey. For a beer, the aroma was creepy, but it smelled damn good for a cheese sandwich. So good that I had to have one for dinner at Falling Rock. The flavor was lightly sweet, moderately acidic with a short, lightly acidic finish. The body was medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was soft.
Ernest (7477) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, Breckenridge @ Coors Field.
Head is fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted nuts, grain, caramel), with a note of bubblegum, light note of sour milk?
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Well, this pretty much confirms that Breck Brown and Ballpark Brown are indeed different. This is a darker, roastier beer, though not without some off notes of its own. After it had warmed significantly, my girlfriend noted cheese and I had to admit it smelled icky.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh wow. Tawny brown. Minimal creamy head. Nutty malty aroma. Taste: honey, oak, toasty bourbon flavor. The body is medium, but overhall the beer feels quite rich, with noticable esters.Packs a punch in the alcohol department. You could feel it in the nose. Very much worth your time.
BeerandBlues2 (12477) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours dark nut brown with no head. Chocolate and toffee aromas with a hop nose. Light chocolate flavor with a citrus hop finish. Medium bodied palate.