beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an ok Brown Ale. Roasty, malt, and coffee flavors. Finishes clean, s,ooth, and dry.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 If you like a nut brown ale, this one has a lot going for it. Rich brown color, translucent, moderated tan head. Aroma is sweet, nuttty(like brazilian nuts mixed with walnuts). Flavor is everything the aroma is. Finish starts out sweet, but there is a slight tartness that grabs you at the very end. Well made.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice brown pour with a small off white head. Pleasant aroma nutty, light mocha. Flavor is bitter sweet chocolate nicely sweetened, roast nuts, and nice mild hop balance in the finish. The finish also seemed a little over carbonated which left the beer a little less refreshing on the palate to me. The medium body of this brew was an excellent match for this beer IMHO. Nice Brown Ale.
Brew4Dug (137) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First, I am not an avid brown ale drinker beyond the occasional Newcastle and local Saint Arnold Brown. But compared to the forementioned, Ellies holds it own. Hopped-up strong like several other Avery offerings, this brew has a nutty-like quality and finishes smooth. I am a huge fan of Avery’s Jubilation seasonal brew and New World Porter, and this ale maintains the high opinion I have of the folks over at the brewery. I am still looking to sample the Out of Bounds Stout, as I have not yet seen it available on the store shelves down here in Houston, TX. Cheers!
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have been needing a new brown ale and now that Avery has come to Fl I found it. Well balanced and not to sweet and has some body just like a Brown should have.
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, nutty, chocolate flavor. Pretty appearance. This is a good brown ale. I would rather drink this than the mainstream brown ales.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen, but it came from a fresh case. Poured out a medium brown color, with a mocha colored head. Mine had a thick, creamy head to it, after I used my pocket beer engine on it. Left a generous lacing down the sides of the pint glass. Aromas are of hazelnuts, mocha cream caramels, roasted espresso beans, and chocolate malts. Slight vanilla notes along with a brown sugar note as well. Tastes are of brown sugars, roasted malts, slight vanilla, and hazelnuts. Hops are very subdued in both aromas and flavors. It does have a slight earthy hops bite right as it’s swallowed. Slight tickle of alcohol in the back of my throat. Very well made, and balanced. Medium mouthfeel is neither thick nor thin. Finishes roasty and slightly bitter. I’m not one for brown ales as a rule, but this one was an exception I was willing to make.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep amber brown with a head that fades quickly. Smells of Ice Tea, Liptons I think, with faint chocolate and nuts. More Ice tea on the palate with some roasted flavors, and a burnt toast finish. Very light mouthfeel, with a short finish. From everyone else’s comments I’m afraid this might be old. No date on the bottle, and I got it on a singles rack. The only thing I can say is the warmer it is the more it tastes like beer and not tea. Will rate again, when I get another.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This beer stinks. It smells like spoiled milk. Luckily the taste is much better. The first flavors to come out are nuts, brown sugar, chocolate malt, hops, and smoke. This is alot better than I thought that it would be. The chocolate, nut, and molasses come together quite well. The finish is thick and an aftertaste coats the tongue. I like this.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance, good head formtaion. Chocolate and hazelnut nose. Full bodied, malty palate, thick, white chocolate, dry toated nuttiness towards the end and well balanced hop bite in the finish.