spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Very dark cloudy brown body with a small light tan head. Nice roasted malted coffee, chocolate aroma. Awesome roasted coffee, slightly bitter taste. Sweet. Very good beer.
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My thanks go to Shadey for this one.
Big head of light tan on a crystal clear, deep ruby brown beer.
Nice round sweet malt aroma, with just a bit of yeasty bread dough.
The flavor is not quite as sweet as the aroma would have you expect, yet this has no bitterness to it. It starts with almost a sourness and builds towards a smooth sweetness. A bit thin, but quite drinkable.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color with small head and light tan. Very sweet smelling. Can taste the sugar and mollassas for sure in this one. The malt finish seems a little musty to me. Was nice on tounge.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [22 oz. bomber] Pours a clear brown color with a thick brown head. Potent aroma of sweet malts with a hint of citrus and some toasted notes as well. Very acidic taste to begin with. Almost is a combination of several different citrus fruits. This goes way to a smooth and sweet malt backbone and a slightly sweet and malty finish. Very interesting flavors for a brown ale. Especially the citrusy beginning.
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a deep crimson and burnt hue with a long lasting tan head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of twangy citrus and molasses, caramelized malting, brown sugar, aromatic and earthy hops, walnut, and ginger. The taste starts a unique combination of acidic fruits (apple and grapefruit) and sweet mocha malts. The sugary tones comes through in midsection. Finished with a strong bitter, smoky and nutty quality. The citric twang lasts forever a does mask some of the sweetness. The feel is lively and sharp. Overall, different and tasty for a brown ale. But a still think I would have like to see a bit more malt taste and a little less fruitiness. Worth a try.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was just an alright brown. Poured brown with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweetly malty. Flavor is sweet like brown sugar. Overall, taste was pretty mild and body was thin. Ehh.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite dark brown. Nice rich flavor with a bit of hops in the end. Nothing to go crazy over, but i unquestionably enjoyed this.
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large light brown head, good retention with spotty lacing. Clear, chestnut colored brew. Dark malts nose, lightly nutty with a faint hoppiness. Medium body but still chewy. Full malt flavors, medium sweet,caramel notes, nutty, lightly chocolatey. Laid back hops that are hidden but you know they,re there. Medium dry finish that lasts. Nicely done Brown.
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