Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine poured with a big, rocky cocoa-colored head. Choco-nutty malts on the nose and tongue. Not as sweet as some other browns and with a well-placed hoppy finish.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured brown with a tan head. Malty, and a bit nutty with hops creeping through. Finishes slightly malt sweet.
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very near the top for the style. Powerful roasted flavor and aromas, with a significant nutty flavor. Medium body. An enjoyable brown.
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with brown undertone, sticky head. Light caramel nose. Woody bitter flavors in the classic American nut brown style. Slight smoky edge. Good.
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - AUG 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown w/ beige head. aroma of caramel w/ hint of plum. medium bodied, nutty and roasty flavor w/ note of chocolate.
Ratman197 (10106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, tootsie roll and some nuttiness. Palate is smooth and rich. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and hints of vanilla and nuts.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
08.17.05 12oz bottle. Brown; little head fades to ring of tan foam. Aroma is tanning oil, roasted nuts, instant hot chocolate powder. Flavor is similar. An odd oily lingering mouthfeel with a sort of chemical something or other makes it seem artificial. Lots of roasted nut flavors and milk chocolate make it drinkable. This is my second try at this, and Iím not loving it.
MpPierce (3) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A very nice brown ale. Color was a good, deep brown. Very malty flavor with some bitterness in the end.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown, with deep ruby hints. Carmelly and nutty aromas and flavors. Sweet malts more present in the flavor, and maybe a touch of chocolate. Medium light bitterness, and decent mouthfeel. Decent brown ale if you ask me.
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julioís. Good nose, sweet, malty. Chocolate, caramel, nutty, little milky. Kinda like a tootsie roll. Clean orangy brown color, small head that faded quickly. Roasty sweet flavors, Like aromas, with a woody, salty addition. Medium body, lite creamy/oily mouthfeel, dry powdery finish, has a little bitterness that lingers. Nice brew, surprised I hadnít got to this one yet as Iíve had on tap out a few times.