Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer. Rich and bitter. Malty. Robust. The head didn't last that long. I had it somewhat chilled but I'm sure if it warmed up there would be more release of the flavour
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine, if ordinary, brown ale. Malty, nutty, chocolate, sour, with a slighly bitter finish. Good big mouth feel. Cloudy dark reddish brown with no head.
bigbish (588) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful brown color, just a little thickness in the mouth, slight carbonation. A slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Another great beer from Bell's.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, thin, off-white head. Nice nutty aroma. Not huge amounts of carbonation. Nice brown color, on the lighter side of brown ales. Has a nice bite. Lightly malty and then nutty in the finish, A good brown ale. I have to say Bells is one of the more versatile breweries out there.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really have a love for browns. Sweet, slightly nutty and bready. Great mouthfeel. I really think Rogue Hazelnut is superior.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of roasted nuttiness on the nose. There is tremendous body to this non-porter, non-stout. A great beer to keep in the fridge for everyday enjoyment.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown and slightly cloudy. Slowly disappearing very light tan head. Flavor is slightly sweet, yeasty, bready, with some mild bitterness and a tiny bit of hop flavor. Finishes dry with a slight nutty aftertaste. Very good.
zingaaox99 (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice brown. It lives up to the Bells name.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish Bell’s sold stock. I just love their beer. The aroms isn’t the best, but it hs a nice cloudy, yeasty brown look to it. The flavor, I can’t describe, but it instantly became my favorite or second favorite Brown.
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good brown ale from one of my favorite micros. An aroma of roasted and caramel malts. A flavor to match. Somtimes cloudly if not poured or stored properly. Only major drawback is the slightly thin palate. A very good brown.