softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One word: phenolic. Do you like the taste of Band-Aids in your beer? I donít. Címon Bellís you can do much better than this. Re-rate: Iíve upped the numbers a bit because I think this bottle was just off, because Iíve had this before and it wasnít as bad as this one. Iíll get another bottle later and adjust the numbers accordingly then.
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle, poured out an unremarkable translucent brown with a moderate head. Aroma was earth and leaves/grasses. Taste followed suit with a slightly IPA finish. Not bad, but unremarkable.
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy and dark chestnut brown. Smell was quite nutty and malty but a little funky. Taste was pleasant, bitter, and nutty. Finish was strong and nutty but a little bitter. Disappointing for a Bells.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Medium brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, very sweet. Sweet malt to start with a nutty finish. Well balanced.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. True to itís name, this is a dark brown beer with a paper-thin light brown head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is rich caramel and chocolate. The taste follows the nose, though it seems a bit less rich than the scent. Smooth, ever-so-slightly creamy feel. I would have hoped for a bit more taste, but otherwise a pretty decent brew.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
found this hiding in Waynes Deli in Muskegon, while i was home, it was rich and bitter and rather malty, the "best" quality of it was the nutty flavor that was running around in the beer, i think the word best should be taken out of the title, it was ok but not the best
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, quite clear, tan-straw creamy head.
Malty aroma, caramel and sweet.
Mostly dry, a little sweetness.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy brown. Hopefully bottle conditioned as some others have commented. A finger deep tan head that quickly disappears. Some lacing left on the glass. Caramel and butterscotch ore present on the tongue but I also notice a slight metallic flavor. Nice mouth feel. I would like to try a fresher sample of this.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A small, rich aroma and a murky brown appearance with a tiny head. A nice dry taste and solid hop finish. A good beer.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber pour with a rather thin off white head. Pleasant chocolatey aroma. Malt/chocolate flavor with well carbonated mouthfeel and a very slightly sweet finish. Nice example of a well crafted american brown ale.