rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Opaque dark brown with an out-of-control head that stays at four whipped cream fingers for 15 minutes; swirls of lace. If this is a brown ale, it is on illegal steroids. Heavy, filling, roasted malt with overtones of coffee and chocolate, bitter coffee finish.....isn’t that a description of a stout, or at least a porter? Fair, not great. EricTeusink (702) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Arizona tick. So a brown ale is just a lighter roasted brew. Took me about 13 years of drinking them to come to this "epiphany." Pours a light clearish brown with small white head. Scent is watered down coffee. Roasty and slightly sweet flavor. Light-Medium mouthfeel with just a touch of carbonation. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
At the brewery bistro on draft dark amber with an ecru head aroma of of chocolate tastes of chocolate and a bitter finish Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
On draft at the Nimbus Bistro in Tucson AZ. Pours a dark amber with an ecru head. Nutty aroma. Some subtle coffee notes. Slight bitter finish. wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Kind of a mild chocolate and toffee.
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown translucent body with a light tan, creamy head. Very nice lacing.
Taste: Not nutty. I’m not sure how to describe it. It’s kind of like soy sauce, or hot sauce-y. It’s better than it sounds, but it’s not very good.
Palate: Pretty light bodied. Abrupt finish.
Overall: Kind of disappointing. I was looking forward to a nice, nutty brown ale. I tried to keep an open mind, but I didn’t care for this one too much.
RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours medium brown with a modest head and ok lacing. Aromas of toast, slightly burned butter biscuits and caramel. Flavors are similar, and include brown sugar and a barely perceptible hops bitterness that wasn’t on the nose. Slightly thin, watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and a pleasant sweetness in the finish.
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Small head fades to a collar. Surprisingly dark, almost black. Aroma is sweet and malty, definitely bready. Taste reminds me of a czech dark beer, kind of similar to a german dunkel as well. It must be the czech hops. Simple, pretty toasty, easy to drink. Soft palate, lots of linger. Good. Aurelius (5652) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Sweet, caramel roast aroma with some pepper. Squat, California longneck, great label and cap, clear dark brown beer, big tan head. Fairly acidic, lightly roasty, strong battering. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body. Good. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
27 Dec 2012, bottle. Black. Nose is dark toast, some coffee, some milk chocolate. Very nice. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Milk chocolate and burnt toast new really nice. Not sweet, not too dark or roasted. Very nice. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz bottle 2/2/10 (PHX)-Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, and beef jerky. Taste of bacon and jerky.This light to medium bodied was not bad.