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.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown ale. Looks very dark brown. Strong coffee and a slight chocolate falvor. A little bitter and hoppyness at the end.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Bottle. Copper brown Nice tan head Strong malts with nuts and carmel. Nice sweetness. Carbonation about right. Good flavors overall and nice on the mouth. Deserves to be the best selling beer in Montana.
Update: Has this on tap in McCall, Idaho. Liked it a little better than from the bottle.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aluminum bottle courtesy of Jeffc666. Dark brown/mahogany with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel and ovaltine. Taste has notes of toffee, roasted malt, nuts, caramel, some chocolate and some hops. Pleasantly sweet. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation. Light lacing, no head retention. Doesn’t stand out in any way but it’s a very solid, enjoyable beer.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and bread. Flavor of roasted malt and nuts.
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Quickly dissipating, foamy head. Good malty character. I could drink this every day. A step up from Pete’s Wicked.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gift from my bosses dad from his trip out west. The nam alone has deterred me from cracking this one open for awhile. I mean really, Moose drool, doesn’t the imagery make you cringe. And then as the previous rater stated the pic on the label adds to the revulsion. What a shame I bought in to the imagery, because this is really a quite good beer. I liked the tart taste finished with a sweet aftertaste.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two years ago, I hated this beer. I tried it again last night, and found that I’d been wrong. Tastes of amber malt extract: you can taste the color brown, and you know it’s sweet. Smooth palate that stops short of creamy. Mid-carbonated, fits well. I will try this again for sure.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label is too funny. I assume it’s supposed to be a drooling moose, but to me it appears to be a moose vomiting into a stream.
The last thing you want on a package of anything your’e supposed to consume is a puking animal.
The beer is actually pretty good. Nothing like what the sick creature would suggest. Pours a nice brown with an average head.
Smells of malt and nuts, ( the kind of nuts you eat ), cashews I think. Tastes sweet and malty. Maybe too sweet. Needs a little more bite to it.
Goes down smooth, but a little syrupy for my tastes.
Decent drink overall.