snoworsummer (6273) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. Tastes like dull coffee, burnt toast, dry grains, and light caramel. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light malt and caramel. Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub it us a cloudy amber color with a slight ecru head it has the aroma of roasted malt and tastes of bitter roasted coffee that lingers on the palate. Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Dillon CO. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Light caramel flavors. Smooth slightly bitter finish. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Good overall brown. Lighter brown color with medium body. Light hoppiness and smooth. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pour is clear brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, brown sugar, caramelly, earthy, light coffee, grassy, graham crackers, and bready aroma. Taste is brown sugar, dark fruits, bread, lightly grassy, roasty, vanilla, and earthy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not a bad brown.
zoucrew102 (2236) - - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Bottle. Sweet caramel malty aroma with roasted malt undertones. Pours medium brown with a thin white head and very little lacing. Starts with sweet caramel flavors with a rich, creamy texture. Finishes smooth with the caramel to start, but quickly changes to slightly roasted malt that lingers on the palate. Excellent brown! sonnycheeba (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, dates, raisins, light floral hops, and sweetbread. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint earthy hops; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Nutty chocolate aroma. Mild and faint. Pours brown w light non lasting fizzy head. Flavors of light chocolate and toasted malts. Sweet finish. Thin body. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
As I pour I see that it is on the lush ruby side of brown witha cream coloured head that didn’t settle with much permanence, but it didn’t bugger off in quick time either. The aroma lingered predominantly in darker grains: chocolate malt and brown ale malts especially with a touch of dusty caramel. It is a lovely smell though. The smell isn’t of deep, rich, sweet chocolate, rather cocoa powder and maybe a mention of fruit peelings. Plenty of mouthfeel upon drinking give you a chocolate mousse or milkshake sensation and then there’s a return to the dusty cocoa. There’s some sweetness, but not unwelcome. A pinch of dark cocoa bitterness at the end. I did like this, but I felt that it could have had a little more character. So often Brown Ales suffer from a slight lack of inspiration. Let’s revive a great style shall we? arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Definitely the best out of the sampler, pour on tap at the brewery was dark brownish red with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, nuts, hints of cocoa powder, hints of earth and grass as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel and nutty notes, hints of grass, cocoa powder bittering it out a bit, finishing fairly dry. Nicely done!