aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep cocoa brown with nice foamy head. The aroma is husky with chocolate and gingerbread graham crakcers. The flavor is malty, but fairly light bodied. Slightly astringent.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. #7 of 31 US Beers for <a href=http://www.americanbeermonth.com>American Beer Month. Rated live, and this was picked up at the bargain rack of a store with no AC, so let’s see. There’s a rich, malty smell upon opening that can come with sitting around. Head thins out quickly and it looks a little like a barley wine. Yes indeed, nutty, with a brown sugar and honey sweetness to the taste. There’s a bit of hop bitterness on the tongue after the first few sips. Light raisin and plum fruitiness. Not easy drinking; this demands your attention all the way down. But nice to contemplate at each sip.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent brown ale. Pours dark brown with a short lived head. Flavor seems a liitle thin and watery. Flavor is quite sweet and sugary.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good toasted nut aroma. Flavors of nut and a hint of malt thorughout. Very nicely balanced. One of the better brown ales out there.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definite milk chocolate, toast, cream, and esters in the aroma. Head is tan, like that when dark crystal malts are used, with a light brown body with lots of red throughout. Nose of Captain Crunch Crunchberry cereal (some pluminess). A creamy, full palate. Crystallized, dark fruit, some cream, and a grainy/husky character make up the bulk of the flavor.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola-brown pour, fizzy tan head. Dry and slightly sugary aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is pretty sweet with caramelly malt, slight hoppy raisin. A nice drink... maybe a bit too sweet. Although... the sweetness is growing on me. Not to sound trending, but I may call this an Imperial Brown... its like a brown ale, but with extra flavor.
nick76 (4234) - 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.