troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle. Malty aroma. Flavours of malt and carabel. Hoppy bite. Medium to dark brown with thin beige head that dissipates quickly, dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Clear brown pour small white head. Rich toasted malt aromas. It was flat. Molasses flavors and not much else. apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 4, 2006
Had it on draft on 6/1/2005 in Babe’s Resteraunt. It was the only thing worth mentioning there. Deep clear brown color with Malty flavor and flat syrupy mouthfeel. It wasn’t horrible but didn’t stand out. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2006
22 oz bomber. from Lamb’s Thriftway, Wilsonville ,Oregon.
Very attractive beer served in my dimpled pint mug, slightly hazy chesnut brown with a lovelly thick ,tight tan head.
Good caramel malt aroma, lightly toasted.
Nice sweet malt to start, then a nice hoppy bitterness, then smooth choclate again, well balanced and nice.
Good mouthfeel to this quite smooth and thick, dry bitter finish.
Overall a drinkable and rather good PNW interpretation of a brown ale.
However after this heated up a bit, I am starting to get some unpleasant alcohol/grain aftertastes, not good for something that is only 4.3%, this beer is apparently best served ice cold, not good for a brown ale.
down graded from 3.7 to 3.1 TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2006
One of the better Brown Ales I’ve had. I like it better than Fat Tire Brown Ale. Nice thick head with good lacing down the glass. Nice dark brown color with a good rich chocolate/carmel/molassas taste. I was surprised by how good it was and at $3.50 a bottle a good value too!
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
On cask at Latona Pub. Cloudy brown with medium head. Very smooth with good hops. Not much sticks out, but tasty. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Decent little brown ale that again is slightly over hopped. Really tasty nutty flavors and a great chewy malt character, this is a brown ale that really absorbs itself in the mouthfeel, and is very well balanced. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 15, 2005
(22 oz bottle: Skagit River Brewing Co. in Mount Vernon, WA) Wow, a brown ale? Really? Yes, it has some brown ale characteristics, it’s sweet, malty, and very caramely. But it’s also quite hoppy, bitter and seemingly alcoholic, somewhat reminiscent of an American strong ale, despite not being a higher octane beer. Fairly flavorful, but unlike other brown ales, it’s well balanced. And unlike most other brown ales, it’s lacking that lovely roasty character, and there’s no chocolate maltiness either. The nose is sweet, caramely and somewhat hoppy. Medium bodied, the sweetness adding a slight stickiness, but the hops and bitterness helping to clean that out. Dark amber in color with a slight haze, and capped by a half inch of light tan head. I’ve taken my time drinking this, so the ring of bubbles is all that is left atop the beer., but there is a fair amount of "ice crystal" lacing on the glass. Very different from what I expected, but certainly a welcomed change. Unfortunately, the end result just isn’t as good as I want it to be. IndianaRed (5035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2005
On Tapat Skagit River Brewery and Taproom. Light brown/orange color with a slight off white head. Aromas of soft nutty woody notes. Flavors were a little different for a brown. Malty and nutty as expected with very low carbonation and a smooth feel. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Draft at the brewery
Clear dark orange and amber color. Faint scent of strawberries, oddly enough. Rich strawberry flavor, with some nuts, pine and a harsh wood and wine flavor as well, with a semi-dry finish. Good stuff all around. Unique.