MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 12oz - Appealing nutty aroma with toffee and carmel. Pours brown with decent off-white head with subtle lacing. Flavor is nutty and toasted malt. The toffee and carmel show up in the finish. Palate is creamy and smooth. A really nice brown.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
JohnC, jcalabre, does this guy KNOW who he is??? Well, he’s one damn fine trader -- threw this in as an "extra." Very nice brown ale: brown (duh) mild, yet fairly complex (for the style) flavors that consisted of roasted malts, caramel, and nuts. Thanks, John!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brownish rootbeer appearance...aroma was weak when cold, but opened up a lot as it warmed...sugars and hops abound, as well as nuts and some roasted malts...flavor was very sugary and malty, with a definite kick of hops...
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 12 oz Bottle Rich and malty, hops are more absent. Beautiful rich amber brown color and a good head, nice froth. Smacks a littler bitter, but has a toasty, nutty finish.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great brown ale. Sweet brown sugar, vague hops. Good toasted malt & brown sugar flavor. Slightly herbal finish
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to jcalabre. Silty orange-ish brown with decent head, malty nut tinged aroma. Good malt character, lots of other flavors including nuts, roasty caramel and a nice bite in the finish. Very nice, one of the better examples of this style.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with big fluffy head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavor is pretty complex with nuts,roasted malt and caramel. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very long aftertaste.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin, slightly yellowish head. Dark brown body with some very dark red light showing through it. Aroma is malty and earthy with walnuts and socks. Maybe a touch of honey. Mouthfeel is full of carbonation. Also some bread and roasted coffee. Some toffee and slight bubblegum in the finish. Thanks MrFacto for this great brown.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thx to npdemse for this one
pours murky brown, nice aroma, good flavor and an easy drinking beer. This is a very good brown ale
Braudog (6118) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark muddy brown with big rocky head. Smooth and mellow, but with a milk chocolate undertow. Nice beer.