maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About like the Dogfish, but I liked the Dogfish a little more. One of the better ones from Kalamazoo. I agree with omhper, the darker ones from Bell's are better. This is far better than any of the other ale's Bell's has to offer. A nice brew(just hoppy enough), only one of two from Kalamazoo I would go back for.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice brown ale. Nice reddish-brown color and sweet aroma. If I had to pick out something wrong, I'd say that the taste is just a bit too sweet.
MaBeer1972 (1432) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's not often that I have a chance to compare a brew for a brew, but since I still have a bottle of recently rated Brooklyn Brown Ale in the fridge, why not? I have equal glasses of Bells "best" Brown and Brooklyn Brown in side by side glasses. Well, the Bell's is lighter and overall I think less impressive than the Brooklyn. ANOTHER overated brew from Kalamazoo! Folks, don't believe the hype! -Lot's o'balls for the "best" on the label!
(Nods to PsychProf anyhow for this one).
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(sampled at Olver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden) Nice ruby brown colour with small creamy white head. Sweet malty aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste is quite bitter of floral hops with some nutty maltiness. Nice one.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Toffee, nutty, English hop aroma. Nutty taste with a dry finish.
shotgun1431 (128) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a lite tan head. lots of malt and even a little floating around. Nice aroma.
omhper (20935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Ruby colour, firm head. Aroma of crystal malt and grapefruit. Rather sweet. Chewy crystal malt flavour balanced by the bitterness added by flowery hops and a fair punch of warming alcohol. Pretty godd, but Kalamazoo does the really dark and heavy ones better.
pilsnerrogge (2621) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nut-brown colour, medium head. Smooth toffee aroma. Taste a bit like chocolate-toffee. Bitter finish. A bit too strong maybe.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark cloudy brown color. Light tan head. Initial sulfur aroma settles and reveals light caramel malt aroma. Nutty acidic whole grain bread flavor. Finish smooth but uneventfully.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very nice chocolatey, malty nose. Unfiltered medium brown appearance with slight pale brown head. Rich mouthfeel. A very nice brown - and I'm not a big brown ale guy.