sethdude (706) - 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!
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.
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.
shadey (2079) - 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.
Goblincat (399) - 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.
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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown Coloring With Good Head. Malt Aroma With Some Nutty-ness in There...Sinus’ are a BEE-atch... Very Well Balanced Flavor of Malt and Hops.. Overall Very Decent Brew!
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah, this is pretty good. Cool owl on the label. Aroma is nutty and malty with some alcohol fumes. Flavor is sweet malt with some hops to balance. I like this.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice brown color, a little hazy. Decent yeast bed left in the bottle. Slight off white head, good lacing. Nutty malt aroma, hints of chocolate. Lots of hops in the taste. Balanced fairly nicely. Medium bodied. Hops tend to linger in the finish.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. very nice/big white foamy head. nice balance of malt and hops. doesn’t have a dry finish to me like it says it does. i think it’s a smooth brown ale.