ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. I had this for the first time about 3 years ago as one of 12 beers featured at a beer tasting party I hosted. My recollection is that I was somewhat underwhelmed with it on that day. My impression improved during this most recent tasting. Faint roasted malt aroma. Dark, dark brownish red color with a small, light tan head. Sweet roasted malt flavor with an emphasis on sweet. Solid brew. Not very refined but enjoyable. Nice hoppiness in the finish that comes through as it warms. Wonderful! A well made beer with really nice flavor.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee undertone and smooth as glass flavor. This is good beer. Brown Ales arenít really at the top of my list but this one was. Iím pleased its lived up to my expectations. Lava glass color I said coffee and chocolate flavoring. Not overly bitter. A very well made product.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like others, I thought that this was going to be a subpar beer from a macro micro, but itís actually pretty good. Dark reddish brown color. Aroma was subdued but nice -- sweet and nutty. The taste was initially the same, but afterwards kind of smokey with some hops and a nice aftertaste. Creamy and smooth, although kinda of funny feeling too.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
boy. i wasnít expecting much from this, but iíve been left satisfied. nice sweet caramel aroma. roasted nutty flavors with a tinge of blood. beautifully creamy palate. this beer reminds me of a bock almost...
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for this treat wulfhere! This is a solid brown ale. Props for the aluminum bottle, thats almost a 5 right there in appearance. Color of coca cola, medium sized beige head. Nice aroma of nuts and brown sugar. Excellent taste, very big, yet smooth and easy to drink. A solid woody taste with nuts, chocolate, and hops that all meshed together superbly.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cool looking, lightweight metallic bottle. Nice dark bropwn appearance with a decent smooth, tan head. Nice chocolatey taste, smooth. Iím going to go out on a limb here and say that this is prolly the best thing brewed in Montana. A bit of woodiness toward the finish, with maaaaaaaaaaybe some slight metallic flavors, perhaps imparted by the cool-ass bottle? Good stuff.
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yummy yummy goodness beer from my state. nice and dark and sh*t
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very unique: aroma did not match flavor in my opinion... smelled like rich caramel, but tasted more grainy... very dark, deep red color, tan head.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a better than expected beer, had it in a bottle. As a brown ale it had a lot porter characterisitics on the attack with not much on the aftertaste. A very decent brew.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown body, minimal white head. Roasted caramel aroma. Wheat bread and more caramel in the flavor with an indistince buttery hop flavor. Overall this beer features an average caramel-roast flavor with real outstanding qualities.