davemcwilliams (3) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Malt and butter hit my nose first. Even though my glass of this ale was ten degrees too cold, I detect plenty of rich malt, roasted cashews and caramel in the aroma.
They say brown ale, I say mahogany ale. Small, fizzy, khaki head. Almost fully diminishing. Nevermind the lacing... what lacing? Who cares anyway? Itís a good looking beer.
The flavor is very well balanced. Moderate malt and moderate hops. Bursts of caramel and dark roasted cashews and almonds.
Light-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. A very short, Sahara dry finish. Very good beer. "Nurse! Iíll have another I.V. Drip of the Moose Drool, please!"
Thanks to kyzr for this one!
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark brown color, with medium head. Good aroma, nice malt and hop flavor. Nice clean finish.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let me first off let me say that I went to school in Missoula, MT, so maybe Iím biased.
Anyways, I donít normally go out of my way to drink brown ales. Not sure why, just donít. That said, I really enjoy Moose Drool. Flavor, especially the malt profile, comes out nicely. Color looks liek a brown. I left Oregon yesterday only after going to Safeway to pick up a couple of six packs for my fridge!! BTW: This is currently bottled in Portland, Oregon till they build their new plant in Missoula.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hop character. I really enjoyed the body of this beer. A nice, easy-drinking beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
stout black, super malty, not really great but everyone I drank has a great memory
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An ok brown ale, but too heavily carbonated for my beer tastes.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown Color, medium head. Medium malts, medium hops. A light, smooth mild flavored brown ale. Nice smooth malt flavor. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice mahogany presentation and tan foam, plus I love the label, however gimmicky it may be. Lightly sweet malt nose, with a bit of earthiness. I donít consider browns to be a versatile style (yes Iíve tried Rogue) and this is not a beer to knock your socks off, but it is well executed and highly drinkable.
dts2599 (21) - USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit of a roasted flavor. Not too many hops. Good brown color, no red like some other brown ales. THis is a darker brown ale, similar to a porter.