BeerFanDan17 (1120) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2009
One of the best brown ales I’ve ever had. Almost a nut brown ale. The flavors were nutty with notes of hazelnut and cream. A really exceptional brew. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Just to be confusing, there’s a Dawn Patrol Mild at 3.7% and this is the Dawn Patrol Brown at 4.5%
Tasty roasty nutty brown pour. A very good session beer.
had it on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
On tap at Port Brewing. Light brown ale alroma that cries of light malt. Semi sweet but not cloying. Not much bitter but pleasant. A good roasted malt flavor. Solid palate just a tad thin but not bad. Carbonation is good as well. I like that as you roll your tongue around in your mouth it wakes up some bitter. A very good brown ale for me. Nik925 (795) - USA - AUG 4, 2008
On tap (From Jan 2008). Nothing special about the aroma, but the malt taste is great. Undertones of caramel and a slight hint of chocolate mixed with great roast malt flavor. Another solid brew from Pizza port Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
From a half gallon growler filled at the San Clemente location yesterday. Color is a deep ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roast and a little coffee. Flavor compliments the aroma with malt, some coffee and a touch of roast. A little sweetness and a soft bitterness in the background. Drinkable and smooth.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
CASK at San Clemente. This is the reason people don’t like browns. Nose of sweet cream&sugar malts. Color is a beef broth brown. Flavor is sweet malt, light spice, maybe graham cracker or butter cookie. Too cutesy-poo. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
On tap at Pizza Port. Dark copper brown with a fizzy white head. Caramel and chocolate taste with a mild nuttiness and roasty notes. Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Medium body with sweet bready malt and nut flavors, along with some hops. The finish is malty with a lingering roast aftertaste. Above average overall. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On tap at PP San Clemente. Pours with a hazy brown body and a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, coffee, caramel and light hops. Taste is coffee, lightly metallic and chocolate. Light mouthfeel and a bit fizzy.
To be real honest, this doesn’t taste too dissimilar from the Dawn Patrol Mild. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of nuts, grass, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, light cocoa, nuts, subtle coffee undertones, and caramel.