Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is slightly fruity but not very strong. Flavor is watery and bland with just a hint of roasted malt. I can’t really taste any hops at all. Overall a boring beer but I gave it an extra point because it can be used as a marinade for grilled meats.
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought that this brown ale was very good. It was heavy but not too malty. The better of the beers in their sampler.
MattShizzle (549) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent brown ale. A bit strong for style and definitely undercarbonated (as are all this brewery’s beers). Good balance though.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown but the head disappears quickly. Has a fruity almost licorice nose but it is very light. The flavor and palate are light yet somewhat satisfying. I have had worse.
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of BlueDevil0206 via trade. Aroma is very malty with a strong presence of chocolate and caramel. Pours a deep reddish-brown with some transparency and an insignificant white head. Not much in the flavor up front, just a hint of chocolate. Most of the flavor comes in the finish which is caramel, roastiness, and nuttiness. A little watery and thin on the palate. Decent for a brown ale considering I’m not a fan of the style.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cute name. Cute story. Bad beer. This stuff is boring- watered down, bland and not that exciting in any way, shape or form. If anything, this beer could be sweeter. If you want a good nut beer, Rogue is the only way to go.
Tessic (918) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This nut brown pours just that, a dark brown with a head that is light brown and creamy. First sniff I found alot of spice. Cloves and a little chocolate?
First sip had traces of coffee and alot of roasted malts. The finish was smooth and the spices really come through.
The palate was very good. The nut and spice flavour lingered with a slight bitterness. I can’t understand the rating of only 37?! This is much better than that.
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown, with a hint of redKind of a standard malty aroma, with a slight nutty note (maybe not and I just think there is because of the name. I can be kinda suggestable like that). Certainly not bad in any way, but a bit boring. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewer’s Jam.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown pour with an off white, disappearing head. Aromas of caramel and roated malt. Thin feeling, but not watery. Flavors dominated by malty sweetness, which extends into the finish. Although not cloying, I think it could use just a tad more bitter hops to dry out the finish a little.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear brown color with thin head. Not much nose, maybe a bit of caramel. Brown sugar and molasses come out in the flavor, but the beer is only slightly sweet. Body was a bit thin, much lighter than I had expected.