supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Okay, so I've been getting request for this one for years. I finally got a 6pack from family. Pours with a nice rich brwon hue, tan head. Roasted malt, nutty, sweet nose. Flavors mirror the nose, but its a little thin in the mouth. I have to say I'm dissapointed...
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Decent dirty beige head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor with some nuttiness. Low bitterness. Thin body, but not for style. More roasty than most browns, kind of like a porter lite. Very easy drinking. This brewer makes beers that seem to go down quickly and finish quickly. Suits me fine.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, tan head. Grainy, malty aroma, with subtle notes of chocolate. Rich malty sweet flavors up front, peppery, dry crisp hops in the finish. Nice, especially for a brown.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in color with a brownish-white head. Roasty, nutty, slightly hoppy aroma. This is a well-hopped brown ale. Hint of nuttines in the taste, good chocolate malts. Above average brown ale with good hops and complexity for the style.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color, decent head. Caramely in aroma and flavor. Moderately bitter flavor and finish. Actually pretty good.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is a bit darker than what I had anticapted, a lingering head tan in color. Chocolate malts stand out in the aroma and are present in the taste, but caramel malts tend to dominate. Mouthfeel is nice with a heavier body. I am curious as to the yeast (1056 or other as the attenuation is a little higher) Hops are present, but blend into the glass nicely (tettanger or EKG???)
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, with a tan head that had staying power. Malt and chocolate dominate the aroma. Chocolte, coffee are the dominate flavors with a touch of molasses for sweetness. The flavor is heavier than an English brown session beer. A brown to have on hand.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown pour with a nice tan head, smells of roasted nuts, chocolate, and a slight malty aroma, slightly bitter taste with a strong nut flavor with hints of malt and chocolate as well as a slight smokiness, medium body...one of my favorite browns
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Re-rate: Roasted, sweet, malty aroma; slightly chocolately, fairly malty, adequate hopping, a hint of smokiness; smooth, balanced flavor, finishes with a lingering hoppiness, but not too bad; medium body; quite drinkable. This is an everyday favorite.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark brown with a nice initial head and a nutty aroma. Light coffee initial impression that settles later into more nutty character. Decent.