RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish-brown with an average off-white head. Malty and woody (oak?) aroma that carries through slightly to the flavor. Some nutty, roasty flavors. Not bad, but I didnít think this one was anything special.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear medium brown color. Aroma was very malty. It even had a smell of just opened bag of malt extract. Flavor also very malty with that malted powder taste. Like the stuff my wife puts in malteds for me. MMM...malteds. Touch of bitterness at the end. Light to medium body.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one had an odd bit of character that I wasnít expecting from a brown ale with a bit of vanilla and wood that made one of the group actually ask if it was whiskey-barrel aged. It wasnít, but the vanilla and wood definitely backed up the sweet dark malts.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I finally got my hands on the olí moose drool and what a delight it was. Very thick and malty, as Iíd hoped. In addition, itís pretty roasty and a tad burnt for a Brown Ale. Very solid indeed.
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GREAT BROWN ALE! The flavor is deep, and is really enjoyable! Great ale from Big Sky, no wonder moose drool is such a hit!
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma and appearance are average for a brown ale. The flavor is complex, though not necessarilly in a good way. I think perhaps the flavors just donít wuite my palate well. I find that it warms quickly, and when it does all I get is a mish-mash of toasted flavors. Just average.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish appearance, good head formation. Malty, toasted caramel aroma. Rich dark chocolate flavor, sweet and malty, turns to a dry roasted nutty finish. Pretty tastey broon ale.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Boring boring boring, bland underattenuated and BORING. cool name though probably because it tastes like moose drool.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a light tan head. actually a creamy smooth mouth feel. nice subtle coffee and chocolate. i am kind of drunk right now and will have to rate this again.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
you should go out of your way....when you think of brown ales. this probably isnt what your thinking but maybe we should be. rich toffee, choc, nut flavors that are attenuated with a nice hop back bone that many in this category dont have. gotta try it again on a fresh palate to see if it was really this good.