slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"never had it in a bottle, only on tap at the Bend pub. pretty good stuff for a brown ale. obviously, nothing overpowering, but a nice, roasted , malty, and well balanced beer. Buzzsaw (bottles as of 2008) is good as well." philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Deschutes Brewery & Public House--Bond Street Brown Ale--Bond Street Series--An Original Public House Ale--2005 Release--22 oz. Bottle--4.80% ABV--25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale-- Foamy mild lace head. Clear thin bright walnut red brown color. Bottle Conditioned sediment. Malty mild cocao hop front. Smooth creamy malty toffee cocao nut body. Clean smooth easy mild hop end. Minimal fruit. Tasty mellow Brown. Sampled 8/26/2005. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On-tap, Public House, Bend OR - Nutty, light toasted bready malt character with a creamy mouthfeel. Dry with some light chocolate notes. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2008
A great brown ale, definitely one of the best that I have had in a long time. Rich and well-layered on the palate, with some creamy chocolate, a bit of roastiness, with some sweet toffee and a somewhat salty nuttiness. Hops are approachable, giving a welcome bitterness in the finish. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness. This is a great beer.
Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Aroma is caramel, coffee, hint of chocolate.
Body is brown with a cream colored head.
Taste is kinda roasty with light caramel, and mollases.
Body is average. blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2006
Beer pours ruby red-brown with lasting light-brown head. Body is clear and lacing is spare. Nice malt backbone with toasted grain, toffee, and nutty aromas. Citrus hops. Mouthfeel is a little on the thick side for my preference with this style. Smooth and easy to drink, though, and not too strong. Have another. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle. Amber brown beer with a big beige head. Nice roasty-caramel malt aroma. Balanced caramel malt, butty, and slight chocolate flavor with some hops. Clean and refreshing and easy to drink. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a large rocky beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, mild citrus, and a hint of cocoa. Flavor of malt, chocolate, and mild hops. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 16, 2005
15-Dec-05 (22 oz bottle: $3.49 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Since I also have a bottle of this beer, I thought it should get a more thorough rating, or at least be rated in a more "rating friendly" and controlled environment like my living room in front of my computer rather than a bar. This is definitely a mild brown ale, with very light roast in the flavor and nose. Mild sweetness, a fair amount of chocolate, and a bit o’ nuttiness in the flavor, and likewise in the nose, except that the beer does not have a very sweet aroma. Chocolate increases slightly as the beer warms up. Body is medium, with fairly mild carbonation. Light-medium brown, but with nearly perfect clarity. Light tan head pours to an inch in height, settling to a ring in a pretty normal fashion. True to the brewing style of Deschutes, this is an understated brown ale that has a nice flavor without trying to knock you over the head showing it.
07-Aug-05 (Draft: Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR) Ooh, this smells nice! Malty, very chocolaty, lightly roasty, the nose has me looking forward to tasting this beer. It’s not as chocolaty, but the roast almost takes on a sesame character. It’s fairly sweet, but the roast helps to keep the palate pretty clean and dry. Moderately bitter, but not especially hoppy. Light brown in color, with a light tan head that shows solid retention and a dense crochetwork of lace. Definitely the best of the seasonals I’ve tried today. (7, 4, 7, 4, 14, total 3.6)