5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours ruby brown, small tannish head, & superb lacing.   Aroma is of roasted malts, nuts, and light cocoa.   Seems fairly nutty on the flavor, light roasted malts, and a bit malty too.   Mouthfeel and body seem a tad thin, but the flavor is quite nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4829) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 A friend visiting Montana brought this one home for me - thanks Pigboy! You have to love the name! +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours very dark brown with a small head. Thee is a mild malty scent. It tastes like a typical brown ale. A little smoke, a bit of a bitter bite. Slightly nutty. A bit of a roasted aftertaste that lingers.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color, tan head. Malty scent. Chocolate sweetness. A very easy drinking beer. I like this one.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, I am slightly disapointed, this doesn't taste anything like Moose drool!!!!! Damn false advertising. We need more lawyers in this country to prevent travisties like this from happening.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fameous Dave's in Minnetonka. Bottle pours a dark brown, almost black with a fizzy head that dissipates like a soft drink. The aroma is roasty. The flavor is roasty and somewhat Porter like, with a nice lingering sweetness. Overall, not bad.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, aroma of nut and malt, sweet rich roasted malty flavor, slight hops in the finish. Nice tan head on this one. Nicely done.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just like a typical Amber Ale, only darker.
An aside here, but there's a prof at Univ Oregon Law who gives out Moosehead beers in class as prizes for knowing trivia questions. He's very well liked and every year for the past 20 or so years, the previous year's students have a roast in his honor. They storm the classroom and take over the class. The next two hours are filled with skits about specific cases from the class, songs, and retrospectives on the professors life. Cases of Moosehead are brought in and are given to the students and professor. There's a "secret" word (the subject of the class) and whenever that word is said (oh, about 150 times during the two hours), that professor has to drink. Well, since we're in the PNW with so many truly great beers around, Moosehead is hard to come by within a week or two of that event, so someone brought Moose Drool for their part of the beer donation. Anyway, that's where I first had this beer two years ago.
Where was I? Oh yeah, a beer review...
Pours a dark brown with a decent head and minimal lacing.
Smells and tastes like a typical brown ale; rather malty without being as sweet as a typical amber, offset with just enough hops. Nothing special, nothing great.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are, likewise, average.
Decent beer that will always hold a dear spot in my heart. But if you didn't have that class, you'll find this to be mediocre. Not bad at all, just not great.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light chestnut color with an intially large dark cream colored head. The head evaporates to a big bubbled cover and only a few specks of lace. Light dry nut and caramel aroma. Some silage/grass undertones as well that seem to fade. Initial malt sweetness with a touch of mocha. Light, but smooth in mouthfeel. Finish seem dry, bland and dark malt bitter. Easy enough to drink just leaves me wanting more.
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.