IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 The only somewhat decent brew from Big Hole. Notes of caramel, roasted malt, and a slight burnt character. Good brew but probably not worth a second buy. See my other ratings for this brewery. They still have a few kinks to work out.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours bronze with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, sweetness, roast, and malty. Flavor is fruit, roast and hops, over hoppy not my thing. Good body, i just wasn’t liking this one.
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the GF Brews and Blues Festival. Pours a nice dark reddish brown color. Aromas of sweet dark fruit, maybe some caramel. Flavor is a mild fruit, bittersweet, malty with a nice dry finish.
want2party (6) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer used to be hit or miss. When it was brewed in Belgrade sometimes it was fantastic, almost as good as Moose Drool. Other times it was along the lines of a BMC beer. Now that Park City is the owner, it’s ok but not as good as it was a times in the past.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous dark mahogany body and huge lasting head. Impressive. Dark fruits on the nose and first taste like prune, raisin, overripe banana and some molasses bitterness on the finish. Thick, syrupy body/palate. This is a true headache beer as I learn each time I session with it. Wildly popular locally in MT, and cheap.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inviting dark brown body with minimal head. Aroma is sweet -- raisin/prune, roasty & caramel. Flavor is decidedly sweet, but not as complex as the smell would lead me to believe. Some fruitiness (mostly prune), a bit of chocolate and hint of roastiness. Rich mouthfeel; mild bitterness creeps in at the back of the throat and follows through on the swallow. Overall, an unexpected treat from the middle of nowhere.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty aroma of date, spices, and chocolatey caramel. Incredible deep mahogany color, and this beer was bottle-conditioned, so it is slightly opaque. The tan head is most impressively large and long-lasting. Flavor is decidedly sweet and malt dominates. This certainly tastes more Belgian in origin than German, to me. A hint of butterscotch, along with some fruit, toffee, brown sugar, and light milk chocolate. Body is very creamy, palate incredibly smooth. This is very tasty indeed, although the sweetness would likely preclude my consumption of more than 1 or 2 at a time.
fabric8r99 (7) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 21, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (a previous rater) was correct with the reason for the name. I have only had this on tap while eating pizza and went very well with it. Filling beer I would consider a ’sipping beer’. Have tried to clone it at home with a modified sweet cream stout recipie, but only come vaguely close. I highly recommend this beer, it is one of my favorites (although very hard to find)
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good but strange beer. What type is, what kind of name is that and is it fun in Belgrade, Montana or is it like getting your head smashed in ?
Lot of questions goes through my head but the beer didn´t make a lasting impression though
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep burgundy coloured. Some apple aroma. Dryish and medium bodied, caramelly, slight banana notes. Complex. Is this really a lager? My first guess was a Belgian style double ale...