Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery: Nutty brown in colour with minimal head. Aroma is malty sweet and nutty. Flavour is caramel, nuts, chocolate with a dry hoppy bite at the end.
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery: Beer pours medium brown in color with a nice off white head. Aroma is very chocolatey and malt. Flavor is one of the best chocolate malt I have had. Up there with Robert the Bruce in my book. Enjoyable.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Re-rate. Grrrrrrrrrrrrowler Full flavor, with nice chocolate tones and malty goodness. Slight tinge of sweetness...it all fits together very very nicely. Dry finish. Has wonderful ability to be consumable is massive quantities.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeah, so the commercial description about sums it up. This is malty session beer, featuring smooth hazelnut and coffee flavors and aromas. In my opinion, a very good example of a mediocre style of beer.
DarkElf (3026) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft: Liars' Club in SD) Wonderfully nutty flavor with a mildly sweet and toasty maltiness that adds just a touch of bitterness; Very mild hops is definitely subdued in this beer and is part of the reason why the finish is so light and short-lived; The nose has very little aroma and is faintly malty; Dark ruddy brown in color; Light tan head has excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brown pours with a deep amber brown body topped by a medium thick off-white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with nutty notes, a slight roastiness and a touch of fruit. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a roasted nut note, a hint of coffee and a nice hoppiness. It's medium bodied and smooth.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Liar's Club. Dark brown hue bordering on blackness. The aroma is slightly malty and nutty. Very nice smooth texture, however there really isn't much flavor in this beer. Hints of nuts and malts but pretty weak and/or too subtle. I ate some pretty spicy food before I had it though so maybe that affected my palate a bit much. Not on par with other Alesmith beers I've had.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Darkish red/brown head, nice and hoppy for a brown. A little sweet for my taste, but a nice ale. Thanks!
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Deep brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, caramel, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, chocolate, light caramel, finishing nutty. Light-medium body. Very flavorful beer.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is dark brown with slight red hue. Medium light brown head. Nutty aroma. Taste is nutty and slightly roasted malt. Hop bitterness after the swallow. Like this one very much.