yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at Carlsbad. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white to light tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and yeasty. Smooth roasted and light caramelish. Smooth toffee dark malty finish. Nice one. anders37 (27026) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Golden-brown. Slightly toasty with a chewy toffee nose. Slight chewiness in the palate, too, with hints of molasses and vague nuts. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a touch of red highlights to it as well. A finger of tan head caps it off.
S: Lots of nutty aromas along with plenty of cocoa, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Toffee and caramel provide the bulk of the sweetness and there is a nice toasted malt character as well.
T: The flavor profile is pretty much the same as the smell. A nice sweetness of toffee and caramel, as well as milk chocolate. A touch of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, and the usual nuttiness.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation to it.
D: A really solid brown ale. A nice, but not overwhelming, sweetness to it. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Dark brown color. Aroma of malt, nutty and toasty notes and a bit of fruits. Sweet mallty flavor. Medium-bodied.
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a nice nutty malt with roasted coffee beans, quite nice. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with light ashen notes, coffee, nice and balanced. On tap at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011. Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On draught at Maui Brewing Company in Lahaina, HI. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes to an outer ring eventually. Rings of lacing on the glass. Malty aroma with some dark fruit and coffee notes. Medium body with a rich malty character and flavors of roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and raisins. The finish is malty with a lingering roasty sweetness left behind. Pretty good all around. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, earth, roasted malt, and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, toasted grain, roasted malt, and chocolate. Sammy (12740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
On-tap at Papago bar. Very dark brown and lacey, though was only a whisp of a head. A bit watered down. Some licorice taste. Sweet and essentially uninteresting, did not pick up the unique use of hops.Average mouthfeel. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Name: Good Grief English Brown
Source: Brewpub, Carlsbad
clear dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace,
light chocolatearoma kept dry by light earthy hops,
rich choclate flavor, lots of nutty character, light bitterness,
perfect session brown ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20