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 (6602) - 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 (13293) - 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.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly translucent brown (almost opaque) w/ light brown foam. Hoppy aroma w/ good malt foundation & notes of nuts & light smoke. Medium feel. Flavour of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate & nuts w/ nice hop contrast.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. mahogany body, some yeast sediment. off-white head. hoppy aroma. flavour is sweet malt and perhaps a little bit of chocolate. good balance. another nice one from bear republic
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POurs a deep brown hue. Dense light tan head, mostly lasting. Molasses, nutty, sweet fruit, roasted grain nose. Definately better with warmth. Sweet caramel and toasted cereal up front, faint vanillin, brown sugar, light to medium body, finishing with subtle hops. Definately drinkable, masks the alcohol well.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first few times I tried this I ended up with infected bottles/kegs. Now that I’ve had a clean version I really enjoy it. Rich mahogony, tan hyead. Chocolate, cocoa, tootsie roll nose. Rich chocolate, toasty roasty end. MMMMmm sweet.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy, nutty.An average ale, but how many great brown ales are there?. They make better.Courtesy of the Buffalo contingent at Radekfest, review #13 of the great sampling.