brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
wow excellent brown ale, very flavorful and gives you a good buzz, alcohol very well masked, pours a deep brown with small tan head, goes down smooth, very impressive, one of the better brown ales i have had! hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
charlie brown on tap at papago 2/4/10.
mostly opaque chestnut-y brown with a somewhat tannish head which sticks around as a film.
the nose is really nutty... full of caramel, dark grain, roasty coffee, woody vanilla, cream and some herbal hops.
it tastes a lot like canned coffee drink with caramel and cream... side notes of toasted nuts, roast, vanilla, wood and herbal hoppy dryness... this is just a step away from being a porter... delish.
full body, luscious mouth feel... very creamy, rich yet hoppy and terribly sessionable! 8/4/8/5/17/4.2 doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Pours a medium brown colorwith a moderate off-white head, some lace. Smells of subdued toasty malts. Tastes malty, roasty and earthy hoppy, slight caramel flavors. Very complex flavors, a little ashy-ness in there as well much like Abyss. Medium body, dry, smooth carbonation. dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
This was a fine brown ale. Looks good, sweet aroma. Definitely not a nut brown flavor to this, but a bit hop heavy, like many PP beers. Good guest beer at Big Dogs brokensail (16633) - 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.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
On tap at Stone. Cola brown with a thick tan head. Fades to solid lace. Nose is serious roasted malt. Strong. Brown sugar there too. Malt taste is high in the mouth. Not as strong as the nose. Bit of tartness hiding in there. The ring absolutely destroyed the glass. yespr (47112) - 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. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
On tap at Papago -- thanks to hellbilly for the reminder. Pours a chalky brown color with a trim tan head -- looks more like Franklin, actually. Smells and tastes caramel, sweets malts, muted cocoa, cream, and dry hops. Very drinkable -- good grief! TimE (6074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2010
dark brown color, lots of cherries and malty. Earthy. Very nice and smooth definitely not west coast. Excellent
Dogbrick (13547) - 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.