JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk. Red-brown in color. Aroma is strong of coffee and chocolate malt. Rather watery mouthfeel is disappointing. Hop flavor is not in balance with the malt. OK, I guess.
Dogbrick (7074) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a sampler: Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light malt with a nutty aspect. Medium-bodied with malt, brown sugar and hops flavors. Finish is equal parts malt and chocolate. Pretty good.
Shag (2531) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent brown ale. A little light on the body but it has a nice nutty flavor with a hint of some sourness. Big River is probably the best microbrewery in this beer wasteland of TN.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light citrusy aroma and flavor with a decent malt background. Finishes with a touch of fruitiness followed by a lingering dry bitterness.
rcibera (5) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable. Sweet, but not too sweet. Good, strong taste that doesn't hang around too long.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, nutty and dominated by chocolate malt and molasses. Velvety palate with a medium finish. Slightly hazy chestnut brown Medium bittering. Complex and sweet. Nice fizz. Quite good.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid brew. Some maltiness in the aroma and flavor. Medium bodied. Not too bad.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptionally drinkable, nice dark brown color, soft lacy head, a little hint of maltiness in the aroma, very sweet malty flavors, a little heavy on the malt as far as the balance went, some hints of roasted flavors as well, medium in body, pretty decent brown ale
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice subtle aroma. Slight sweetness in the boday, but finishes a little dry.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew is a bit on the sweet side for my taste. Some roasted flavors, not much nose. Big molassas sweetness up front eventually yielding to a roasted finish. Bold, dark color for a brown with little or no head.