trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours ddep brown/mahogany with a 1 cm tall tan head. Rich toffee and cookie-dough aroma with nuts. Lovely taste. Malted chocolate, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, and a little roasted coffee. Kind of like "Chock Full O Nuts" in a beer. Nice. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Very deep brown with a reddish hue. Hazelnut and malted milk aroma with moderate milk chocolate and some pipe smoke (pretty sure this is my description of every brown ale’s aroma). Softly malty, roasted aroma with some tartness, more nuttiness. Soft carbo, light bitterness and pleasant lingering aftertaste. This a nice one - almost more like a light stout than a brown ale. This isn’t my favorite style, but I’m not sure there’s uch more I could ask for here. RSRIZZO (2020) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Brewmaster reserve 2008. Aroma is a sweet roasted caramel scent. Color is a deep near solid amber with good carbonation and a thick tight head. Taste is bold, rich and roasted. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a smooth feel that has a slight crispness in the end. Finish comes in with a deep roasted flavor that has a sweet caramel taste and a rich feel, all of this is followed by a very light bitterness. After taste leaves you with a nice sour roasty flavor. Not one of my favorite styles but this is a very interesting brew. Its bold and very complex with the sour note on the end making it stand out from other Brown Ales. BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2008
22oz Bottle pours out a dark brown with a touch of red. Topped with a nice off white head. A nice aroma of nut and some sweetness. Tast of malt, nuts, and a touch of chocolate. RedSox2004 (1961) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Opaque chestnut brown with a pillowy head and nice lacing. Aromas of nutty cocoa with a hint of bread. Flavors included almonds, aforementioned cocoa, and a bit of coffee. Very smooth, medium-bodied and flavorful. I’m getting to really like this brewer.
Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
Tawny body. Slightly tobaccoey, nutty aroma. Full-bodied, nutty, with some chocolate character. Full, sweet finish. Superbly balanced, lots of flavour. Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, nuts and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light nuttiness with a smooth malty finish. Ernest (7790) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts/grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Pretty bog standard rendition. A bit too sweet. kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Brown with small brown head. Roasty nose with nut and caramel nose. Flavor was more nutty, with hints of carmalized sugar. Nice and malty with a touch of sour towards the finish. ABUSEDGOAT (2824) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Darker reddish brown, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, nut, toast, some chocolate and light hops. Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Decent, nothing special.