BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at AleSmith Brewery Thanks to Peter for letting us in only 10 minutes before closing on a Saturday. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a nice retentive sticky head. The nose is ripe with some caramel and various melanoidins along with a bit of roast and chewy toffee notes. The flavor is a little dry with a nice solid malty body and a creamy roudned finish. Balanced and tasty, a definite good drinker.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ho-Hum! Not bad - but certanly not great. Poured a woody nut-brown color - had high hopes based on alesmiths reputation, but they were let down a little. Certainly nt a bad beer - but not a rave either. A woody, nutty flavor that was a little better than the neutral nose. no variation in flavor - a littel bubble, but nothing that really riches out and grads ya. (But not offensive either). Better than other brown ales - would try again - maybe it was unfair - tasted after speedway stout.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Liar’s Club from early Dec ’05. Pours ruddy brown (looked dark but also was viewed in low lighting). Rich nutty caramel aromas and flavors, and a touch of roast and fruit. Very flavor-ful and with a nice body.
twcguy (32) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. on Tap at O’Briens in San Diego. One of the best nut browns I’ve had.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Liar’s Club, San Diego. A fine Brown Ale! Malty, malty, malty! An excellent Brown from a top-notch brewery, srved at one of the best beer bars in the world!!!!
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on draft @ the brewery. Nice job here. Fluffy, white head with a creamy, smooth, nutty finish to this beer. Very well balanced. I like this beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@Liars Club: Dark brown with a reddish tint. Aroma and flavor similiar, especially after drinking for 12 hours and having a fuego. Malty with notes of toffee, fruit, and nuts. Tasty. Thats about I can say and read.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This finally made it on tap here in Portland. Pours very dark cherry red, close to black with a off-white head. Very bit burnt roastiness to this, biscuty malts and burnt chocolate. Way more complex than most brown ales that you find, almost smokey quality to it, tasting much bigger than 4.8%.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown, small white ahead. Some toasty, some nutty aromatics. Mellow toastiness with rich malt flavors, some bitterness especially noticale in the finish with some roast astringency. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly dry.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Toasted, nutty qualities in both the aroma and flavor. Good balance of malt and hops, but I thought both could be bumped up to get a 5-5% ABV brew with a little more body. Overall, pretty good.