JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very tasty brown ale, as far as brown ales go. Slightly nutty and mild roasted aroma. Light brown/reddish in color. Fluffy head that thins fast. This beer is a gentle taste explosion - sweet caramel malts, light toast, some cherries and a pronounced undercurrent of citric hops. They all come together well. Not my favorite style, but this is well done.
TomDecapolis (4569) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this one over at hopdogs (thanks again for all the fine beers). This one had a nice aroma and look to it, but when tasted was very sour. Hopdog felt this one was infected and I have to agree. If you land another one of these hopdog let me know and we’ll give it another try.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a dark reddish-brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of malts, nuts and caramel. Nice looking & good smelling. What was up with that taste. Sour and nasty. I’ll have to write this one off as an infected bottle - total drain pour (big disappointment after the appearance and aromas). Someone please send me a good bottle of this!
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown appearance with a big khaki colored head and good lacing. Earthy, slightly musty aroma with a trace of dark fruit. Roasted, caramel malt flavor balanced by some hop bite. Medium-bodied, modertely carbonated with a bittersweet finish.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a sweet malty aroma and the flavor was also sweet. Slight water taste on palate to disiapate some of the sweet taste that I thought was good. Dark brown body with big tan head and lots of lacing. Good beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured dark brown with a great head and lacing.
Sweet malty aroma with a porter like flavor, Sweet malts, light roast and malt finish.
Sweet and very drinkable
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby-amber, some small floties, creamy head. Alcoholic but with :"brown" touch more fruity at and . Good dark roast, very clean and drinkable.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright chestnut colour. Malty, nutty aroma. The body is quite smooth. Very malty, with lots of hazelnuts. Nice one.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark drown and sporting a fat loose coffee colored head. Strong caramel aroma that I attribute to the ever present Great Western malts used on the west coast. A bit of chocolate aroma also. Big tart flavor. Is it contaminated? It is definately sour for a brown ale, but still an interesting drink.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet malt, and a woody presence too. Burgundy, pours a large toffee head. Tastes of chocolate and malt, a nice combo, medium bodied, balanced and having a pleasant bitterness. Very nice offering. Thanks rudolf.