Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown, with a slight reddish hue. Visible sediment in suspension. Tan head, nice a frothy, good lacing. Nutty, malty aroma. Hoppy flavor, again like every Bells’ (non stout) there’s a fruity aftertaste.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very good brown ale. it has aroma of malts, a nice brown colour you could tell wasn’t filtered. Ther head was a nice tan colour and stayed till the end. The flavour was full of malts, not too sweet, but just enough to make this a good drinkable beer.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange/amber color with some significant yeast floaties and a well retaineed tan colored head. Aroma is enjoyable with notes of heavy cream and sweet malt and a bit of yeast. Flavor is not as sweet as I expected based on the aroma. Initial flavor is moderately sweet malt, but then a pretty strong dose of of hoppy, spicy bitterness kickis in. Very enjoyable brown ale.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
That’s a great beer! Pours a chocolate brown with a tan head,lots of floaties (as one would expect from this brewery). Aroma is like chocolate cake batter, which kicks ass. Flavor is tangy malts, sweet roasted nuts, a moment of hop spice, and a grasyy, bitter, dry finish that is EXCELLENT. Highly underrated, in my opinion!
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ah, my reward to myself for completing my final homework assignment of the term at 230 am on a thursday. nice brown color with the below described sediment. medium to full bodied. smooth and sweet with a long tart/bitter and spicy finish. very well rounded beer.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a really good beer. Pours dark brown, thin head, and floaties. Smells like baking brownies. Tastes sweet, malty, chocolatey, bitter, and overall very yummy.
Goblincat (391) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown. Nose is hops and toasted nuts. The taste is very smooth, rich, nutty, malty... odd and interesting at the same time.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap: brown, very light tan head, nutty aroma and some hops, flavor much the same, pretty good beer, yet just doesnt blow me away. A good session beer.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at the Boneyard in Cleveland. This was the first beer of the evening. Great brown color with a thick creamy head. Very smooth and drinkable palate. Great malty and rich flavor. Went very well with the hot wings at the Boneyard.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 (draft) Just a decent fairly generic brown ale. More sweet than most I suppose, and not malty-sweet but sugar-sweet. If that makes any sense.