PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer! From a bottle, poured dark brown with large long lasting off-white head. A bubbling fizzy sound from the carbonation was easily heard. Flavor was smooth, and long lasting. A creamy, medium to full bodied beer. Will drink again often.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is moose colored as i think moose are brown colored. I got kind of a dark fruit raison vibe goin on with this one, had it fairly late in the night and thats all i got for ya.
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very decent brown ale we have here. A reddish brown appearance with a moderate head. A very malty beer with a rather thin palate. Alot of nutmeg was present in the flavor. I also picked up on some dark fruit and cherries.
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful red-brown clear beer; yellow-brown head, looking as Rodenbach Classic for all the world. Rhubarb, lactic and coffee/chicory aroma. Serious coffee flavours, but sweet, Buisman aroma, chocolate substitute. Rather watery MF, with just some retronasal thin bitterish coffeeflavour returning. Nose promesses heaven; in the taste it gets more and more towards the canoe’s floor...
asheft (2897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brownish-ruby with a clingy tan cover. Nutty, brown malt aroma with a little powdered sugar. Overwhelming brown malt flavour, nutty watermelon, ending with a pleasant hazlenut. Fairly sweet and with no bitterness, no matter what they say in the Commerical Description. Medium body, moderate carbonation, Lasting nut flavour. I think I just don’t like brown ales.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(14.5 oz steel bottle) This is a fairly one-dimensional beer, but we’re talking about a style that doesn’t show many dimensions to begin with. Nevertheless, it has solid flavor that I’m really enjoying. This beer packs in lots of sweet, chocolaty, toasty, and lightly roasty maltiness and very gentle bitterness in the finish, with hops playing a role that seems little more than an extra in a crowd scene. A very aromatic, toasty and chocolaty malt nose is equally pleasant. Medium-full body matches the relative robustness of the flavor. Ruddy, medium brown color, topped by a half inch of light tan head that settles to a ring. One of the better brown ales I’ve tasted, and the steel bottle is perfect for those fishing trips I never take.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee/chocolate kinda sweet. Roast bitter coffee flavor with nice hop ending.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color of mahogony wood with a light, tan head. Aroma is toast, grass, and milk with some chocolate and fermentation esters sitting on a nice caramel foundation. Flavor is very toasty, some earthiness, a touch of sweetness, some dark cherry, and a grassy character that stretches long into the finish. Similar to Avery Ellies Brown.
bum76 (25) - port washington, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the smoothest from start to finnish brown ale ..u can get a pitcher of it at the local bowling alley for 7 bucks u cant beat that
dmillett (1) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
New to the site and don’t know the jargon, but know what I like and I like this beer. Use to only be able to get it in western Montana, but since I have moved glad to see it has made it way to wider distribution.