steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is nutty, malt and very light chocolate character. Flavor is a caramel, cocoa blend with good balanced mouthfeel. Somewhat dry in the finish.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, roasted flavor that starts strong, but fades fast. Slight chocolate finish that coats the throat, but diminishes into a watery saliva lacing on the back of the tongue. Like the aftertaste of a hershey kiss.
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, molasses, brown sugar, a bit of "raw" yeasty feal to it with hints of alcohol. Ruby brown with an inch tall off-white head. Roasted, almost burnt caramel with a hint of coffee and an abrupt, nutty finish. After half the glass, I start picking up a roasty, smoky flavor that makes it a bit more interesting. Watery palate, nice session ale.
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a coppery red with a medium sized head that is slightly off white. The taste is brief before fading. All I could catch was burnt coffee.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red/brown, with a good sized, nicely lacing off-white head.
Thin nose with just a touch of grassy hops.
Rather bitter, thin flavor. A bit musty.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramely-butterscotchy aroma. Pretty reddish color, lasting head. Sweet vanilla flavor, finishes dry like espresso, but not as bitter. Creamy, good mouthfeel.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Raisin aroma. Sweet malty flavour with the typical brown ale character of nuts. Finish is pretty sweet as well. An ordinary brown ale.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really yummy, malt character similar to that of a stout. Mild cocoa bitterness, dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Nice bubbles on the palate. A little on the dry side. Very close to a stout in my opinion. Very good beer.
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very deep redish colow with a medium creamy head. Good balance of malt and hop flavor.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle) Why is it that dogs always make the label, but not cats. Ellie looks like he/she was a good doggie, which fits because this is a dog-gone good brown ale. I havenít noticed a wide variance in brown ales, many taste about the same, and this one doesnít taste especially different either, it just has more flavor and tastes better. The usual cast of characters is here: sweetness, mild roast, nuttiness, caramel, light bitterness. Actually, on second thought, I think itís the very pleasant and tasty chocolate maltiness that distinguishes this brown ale. Chocolate, roast, sweetness in the nose is very pleasant and aromatic. Medium body might be a touch heavier than average, but itís not significantly so. Dark, mahogany brown with the gorgeous ruddy tint. Ellie pours a rather tall, tan head, but it settles faster than Iíd like, fading to a wide ring and leaving only a bit of scattered lace. One of the better brown ales Iíve tasted, but I have many more to go before I elect this to the brown ale hall of fame.