erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown w/ an off-white head. Aromas of milky chocolate and some coffeish notes. Med bodied. Caramel notes w/ a nice cascade pineyness in the finish. Very good brown ale.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
maybe i was expecting too much. this smelled like pond water, and tasted marginally better. the depth of the dark brown ale was trying to be robust and complex...there were hints of smokey, malty, molasses. other than that, it was just not very good
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This seemed surprisingly hoppy at first - the hops in the nose are great - but the brown malt comes through in a big way. Very smooth and packed with flavor - robust malt profile, never watery or coppery like brown ales can get. A bit smokey. The balance here is good, and although the flavor is full, it still has an aspect of subtlety and is never overpowering.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lively head with a nice nutty aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel and gentle hops. Really drinkable, medium bodied but not too sweet. I’d love to get my hands on some more of this stuff.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a nice tan bubbly head, chocolate smell with a fizzy taste. I love this brewery and this beer did not let me down.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy brown color with medium sized tan head that sticks around a long time. Aroma is full of toasted malts, hints of canilla and caramel. Flavor is malty, slightly thin, faint mediciny notes.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big head, dark clear crimson body. Dry, slightly yeasty aroma. Medium to light bodied. Large nutty taste, with a creamy mouthfeel. Solid hopping. Finish is bitter and a little roasty. Good balanced brown ale.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hoppy aroma, some brown malt and a touch of chocolate. Big chocolate flavor, some considerable roast. Sweet long finish. Rather brown porterish, nice.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks be to BrooklynBoy (Edward) for sharing this great beer with me. Darker in colour with a nice small offwhite head. THe nose is malty with just a dab of hops. THe taste is just about the same but more sweet. Overall quite good, man do I love bear republic.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with reddish highlights. Small beige head. Aroma is sweet. Malt, vanilla, caramel. Maybe molasses. Full feeling in the mouth. Good body. Lightly carbonated. Flavor is gently sweet, lightly bitter. Interesting but not exceptional for a Bear Republic.