joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cherry wood brown -- small off white head that laces wonderfully. Aroma is faint but there’s an earthy, roasted malt with some sweetness. Nutty flavor and the earthiness stays -- spicy, too, though I can’t put my finger right on it. Great carbonation -- bouncy without overwhelming the flavors.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The first thing that struck me about this ale was the plethora of particles rising and sinking in my glass. I’ve seen this before, so it wasn’t a shock, but then again, not something you see everyday. The appearance is a clear brown. Hhead dispersed quickly, but the lacing was good. Palate is only medium. I like my browns to be more full. Flavor is only OK, consisting of some malt. Not a lot of aroma. Overall, not terribly impressive.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown in color with a khaki head. Had a malty aroma. Had a nutty/sweet palate and flavor.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sourness in nose but a dry nutty flavor. The beer is medium bodied and has a pleasant palette.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subdued aroma and flavor, but very clean and refreshing. Not too heavy, but like all Bell’s beers, very satisfying.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light brown. Nose of nuts, brown sugar, molasses and a hint of raisin. Thin taste of oak, malt, caramel and toast. Not very sweet or bitter; just an average brew.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured in pint glass. Color is an outstanding copper brown, head is thin and disappears quickly. Aroma is slightly roasty with nut and doughy undertones. Smells good but a little light. Taste is somewhat bitter and full of roasty, bready goodness. Texture and body is a little thin but finishes nicely. Solid beer for under $2 a bottle.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a pint glass. Pours a rich brown, with minimal, white head that sticks around. Chocolate, caramel on the nose. Very smooth brown ale. Easy drinking, great beer to enjoy on a cold day.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown in color medium tan head. taste of roasted malts. slight sourness in aftertaste. very enjoyable
shotgun1431 (138) - 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.