jayc (28) - USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink this one before heading into the dining room ... bring to a campout cause this one would be cool in the woods.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown, nearly stout like with a large tan head. Aroma is malt and sweet like cookie dough. Flavor was a little disappointing. Not that it was bad, it was favorful enough. Oily mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. Thanks Buck_Dich.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Not particularly great. Light, metallic, but with a tad hint of smoke. But pretty typical, like almost every other brown ale...
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a brown color and a sweet malt smell. Taste is roasted, sweet and finishes smooth. Overall a pretty good brown ale.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. dark brown. no head. Reminded me of a new castle with more flavor. Somewhat thin.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of an aluminum bottle!!! I am not kidding. Very powerful orange-rind roasted aromas. (I should know I grew up in Bradenton, FL home of Tropicana OJ where they turn orange peels into cattle feed by roasting them). Deep ruby/ brown color with a light brown small head. Big roasted malt flavors. Not overly complex, nutty roasted flavors dominate. Medium body with an excellent finish. This is good stuff. We need more moose here on the East Coast.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep cola brown with a moderate head of fine carbonation. Aroma of raisins, caramel, and hazelnut. Flavor was much like the aroma, but with with a bit of tangy and toasted malt and a slight hoppy bite. Mouthfeel was smooth, creamy with a dry finish. A great example of the style.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Very dark brown with modest tan head. Sl. sweet malty aroma. Mosted malt flavors with a hint of smoke-on its way into porter territory.
PorterPounder (4945) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on draft at Sanford's Pub and Grub in Rapid City, SD. Found this to be a run of the mill brown ale. Would make a decent session ale. Dark copper appearance; decent off-white head with a fair amount of lacing. No real aroma to it. A tad watery overall. There is a bit of maltiness in the flavor but the finish is a bit metallic. Not bad - just nothing to write home about.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown is color with an ample beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Flavor is roasted malt. Finish is smooth.