mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Tap at the counter, santa monica. Pours brown with a khaki head. The aroma is toast, brown sugar, and a bit of pine. Taste is toasted caramel and hints of cocoa with a nice offsetting pine bitterness, which does not linger very long into the finish. very good for the style. AcctError131151 (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2011
I used to drink this a lot when I lived in California. I took a sixer back on my most recent trip there. It still holds up. Fairly sweet and mildly fruity. Easy-drinking. I like this one a lot. chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Sweet charcoal aroma. Skunky, wet, moldy vegetation. Deep roasted malt notes.
Woodsy coffee flavor reminesent of a porter. Minor licorice notes. Gets nutty in the finish; walnuts and almonds. some fruitiness comes out as it warms.
Palate is uninspiring.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Malty caramel taste that is pleasing. My nose detects toasted nuts. Not a knockout in the flavor department but has pleasent aftertastes that reminds you that you’re drinking an OK brown ale. leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Awesome American Brown Ale. Rich and malty with roated, nutty undertones. Finishes slightly hoppy and sweet - a real treat!
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 A nice American brown. Like a hoppy American stout, with only a touch less malt. Very dark, very low carbonation; nutty. gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
bottle. First of all this wasn’t bad for the money. Pours surprisingly dark brown with plenty of carbonation and a dark tan head. Smell of malts, maybe nuttyness, and slightly sweet. Taste of roasted malts, raisins. Taste comes off somewhat flat and one dimensional. Not bad, but not very interesting. illkarate (115) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
22oz bottle, dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Fairly thin on the palate, roasted malts, crisp finish, a hint of caramel. Good session beer, but a bit underwhelming. War4soccer (114) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2009
tasting at lake las vegas, interesting brown flavour throughout..nice roasted malts,hint of caramel.. mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 bottle. decently priced at the local grocery store. Deep mohogany pour (darker than most brown ales) with an inch head that diminishes to a nice film. Malt forward nose yields to a great balance of malt, nut, and pleasant hops. Definitely full-bodied but not heavy. Great!