Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown with a tan head...smelled malty and nutty...typical brown ale to me...
Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with a thin skin of head. chocolate aroma. taste is a fresh clean malt that wakes up your tongue. not much hop to this, just enough to keep a balance. has hints of fruit, mainly grape and also toffee and brown sugar notes, but chocolate comes through the most. one of the better brown ales i’ve had.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red body, floating sediment, large tan head, nutty, malty nose with a touch of the hop. Nice malty body, medium sweet, mild bitterness.
jaymobrown (1699) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nut brown color. Hoppy nose. Some citrus aromas as well. Good malt, nutty flavors. Fizzy with a full mouthfeel.
3fourths (8298) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Draft @ the brewery. Very strong coffee, roasted malts and chocolate, smoked malts are big, with bigger than normal hop presence. Very active brown ale... alive for sure.
hopscotch (9738) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear, dark, burnt orange ale with a creamy, off-white head. Very good retention. The nose is of chocolate, brown sugar, light molasses and vanilla. The flavor is well-balanced with chocolatey, roasty notes. Well-bittered, but the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Yes. it too dark for a brown ale, and taste too roasted. Looks like a dark porter, aroma is sweet and roasted, i mean stoutish roasted. Sweet brown sugar mostly, but it has some carmel and roast qualities. Most brewers would have called it a porter or a stout, they call it a "brown ale". Taste great, I wouldn’t turn it down and I might seek it out, it is what it isn’t. Very drinkable, but not as advertised. Finish is moderately burnt and dry
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber-to be honest with you, since this is a bear republic brew, i was expecting a huge bombardment of hops. what i got was along the lines of DFH indian brown, which isn’t that hoppy. Just another decent brown ale. pours a deep brown hue with nice beige head and good lacing. good head retention. chocolate, nutty, brown sugar flavors with a hint of cardboard. Not much hops. Medium body, but kinda fizzy. I was expecting something better and more hoppy, like a real indian brown ale. not bad, but not one i would get again.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black with a decent off-white head. The beer had a strong aroma that kept reminding me of a cheap vanilla milkshake. Vanilla, a sweetness, maybe a slight chocolate - but I kept coming back to vanilla milkshake. Otherwise it was definately a smooth beer. There’s a roastiness to it, but some slightly bitter and nutty characteristics, but overall is fairly mild. Easy to drink. Didn’t like it as much as others, but maybe it was just that for some reason I couldn’t get around the vanilla milkshake connection my brain wanted to make.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown color with long lasting thich head. Hoppy sweet malt aroma. A smooth drink with hints of coffee and cream. Quite malty with a great finish. An excellent beer.