Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2017
Dark brown, medium head. Looks nice. Big nutty malts, even a bit of alcohol...definitely a big brown. Soft and sweet, both toasty and nutty, and even then some nice brown sugar sweetness. The general size allows it to sort of throw all the classic brown ale elements at the wall without any real subtlety. So maybe not the most elegant brew, but pretty enjoyable if you're in the mood for something a little over the top. PorterPounder (8185) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Emeryville, Ca - BevMo! - 22 oz bomber, Dark copper pour, slight haze; thin, bone colored head. Aroma has some dates, some nutty accents, a touch of chocolate. Solid flavor, some vanilla, a touch of baker’s unsweetened chocolate, some canned baked brown bread, finishes with a touch of caramel. Chewy, thick mouthfeel, Rating #46 of my 2017 Northern California vacation. katrinaez (2147) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Pours dark brown with some foam, nutty aroma and taste, pleasant aftertaste, very standard brown but that’s a compliment, bottle. Tide (4063) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle from liquor store. Brown color, white head. Bitter taste with nuts, toffee, oak, wood, a bit of roasted malts and fruits. Bitter finish with nuts, malts, wood, oak and fruits. Very nice brown ale. Evolutionary (509) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from beer of month club from jenny. Thanks! Nose is sweet bread and clove and roared nuts. Smooth up front with more acrid followthru. Hop bite is mild and shows up about 2/3 of the way thu and cocoa and smoky notes are at the end. Decent but not the best but brown. Would do again.
ffbot (431) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Smell is decent balance of coffee and chocolate, medium sweet and bready. Bread and coffee and tin in the taste, and medium balanced. Chadhami (152) - - OCT 29, 2016
One of my favorite beers. A strong but not overpowering coffee taste. Smooth and dark, like Oakland itself. Lacho (105) - USA - SEP 8, 2016
Drank straight from the bottle, no idea about color, but aromas of toasted grains are evident. Tastes like roasted coffee and buttered toast, good beer with very well balanced alcohol content, which is really not that high. Great beer to jump into more potent porters and stouts. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2016
a unique brown with roast and caramel and chocolate, but also light fruit and wood notes, mostly in the finish. Not much exposure to this brewer, but they seem to make cool beer. Ron (4065) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at LT. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, toffee. Deep brown color with creamy tan head with lace. Tastes of biscuit, sweet with light bitterness. Roasty. Medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture a little on the thin side. As with a lot of these, it sweetens as it warms. Good stuff!