nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 I tried this one on a friends suggestion not knowing what to expect. Once I tasted it I was sure why he recommends it. One of the better brown ales available. Very nice sweet chocolate, coffee, and floral hops aroma. Flavor of toasted malt and chocolate. Caramel malt aftertaste. All the flavor of a stout but not as strong.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a medium/dark brown beer with some suspended particulate and nigh but a filmy head. Aromas held a roasted quality with chocolate maltiness similar to Ovaltine with a little bit of raisin. I had two straight from the bottle before pouring one into a glass. There seemed to be more sourness in the poured beer while the bottled tasting was more like a semi-sweet chocolate milkshake. Moderate roasty bitterness both ways and the texture was thin and milky.
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NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and easy drinking, but like almost every other brown ale I have ever had nothing really jumps out at ya. Sweet malt profile is enjoyable and it is better than many brown’s but it is still missing enough roastiness to be outstanding.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a robust cola head. Nice roasted nuts blended with some toffee, and a leather after taste. Definately not italian leather though.overall a smooth bitter texture. must be bitter Sunday with the selection I chose today. Nice dog too. RIP matey.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown and fairly clear. Aroma of toffee, fruits, and brown sugar. Roasted and nutty flavors. Slightly more sweet than some nut brown ales, presumably due to loads of crystal malt, less emphasis on roasted malts. Still very good.
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown hue with small off-white head. Small coffee and malty aroma. Flavor same as aroma with sweet tone. Small bitter finish.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe marron aux reflets châtains surmontée d’une mousse blanche légère, mais persistente. Arômes de chocolat, de levure et de noix de grenobles. Saveurs de chocolat, de noisettes, de houblon et de cassonade. Bon corps. Bien bonne bière.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/ruby color with a tan head. Aroma of nuts and roast. Flavor of malt, nuts and roasted coffee. Pretty good.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with ruby accents. Slight fizzy head. Caramel and nutty aroma but not much. Flavor is caramel and hazelnut. A touch of chocolate. On the palate it is slightly watery as most nutbrowns are. The finish is clean and there is not much strong aftertaste. A smooth drinking brown ale that I could easily drink again.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Pours a ruby brown with a small fizzy head that dissapates quickly. Caramel and hazelnut aromas mix with a a slight hop grassines. Watery nose, hints of caramel, cocoa and roast malt make up the majority of the flavor. Finish is clean, with a slight residual sweetness.