beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle pours a nice deep amber/red with a foamy tan head. Scent of smoke and hops. Nice mild flavor, solid! ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Brown ale with a reddish hue, healthy carbonation and a light brown head that leaves behind a nice, thick frothy lacing. Hoppy malt aroma and a flavor just as hoppy with a nutty finish. The hops dosage and a hint of smoked malt gives this brown a really great autumn ale... joshuahfl (47) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours light brown with a scant off white head. Nutty aroma. Smoky flavor with some light malt and floral hops. Unique brown. Pretty good. ttoadee (1492) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Best American Brown that I have tasted in awhile. Sierra is right about the smooth: this is a beautiful malty brown with a slight Cascade hint lurking in the background badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Slightly clear dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of malt and roasted grain. Roasted cereal grain and smoke taste with a leathery finish.
nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 Draft pint at Bearden Beer Market. Clear brown with a lasting disc of foam. Nose is mild, but has hints of toasted nut, light char, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor is stronger with smoke, but more of the same as the aroma, with a touch of orange and dry wood on the finish. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, lightly tingly and watery, balanced and very sessionable. Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours a clear dark iced coffee brown with golden highlights and a modest but persistent off-white head. Aromas of coffee, grains, brown sugar, and candied orange peel. Grainy sweet base with notes of chocolate, coffee, and orange; very slightly bitter herbal finish. Light body, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. Pleasant, quaffable, and toasty. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light sweet toasted malty flavor with a quick finish. leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Draft. Brown, thin head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is malty but not too much there. Flavor is a little more malt, I don’t get the chocolate or smoked malts the description boats of. Kind of plain but easy drinking and smooth. I could probably destroy some of these this fall when I just want to drink and not think about it. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Not a fan of this. Yeasty character underneath...malts don’t have any vivid sensations of anything....I didn’t take notes because frankly, there was nothing interesting to think about...but I did drink 5 12oz bottles which means this rating, which says pretty much nothing is worth a hell of fucking lot more than some douchebag european who says a lot of misspoken english nonsense off a 2oz sample. America, fuck yeah!