JMerritt (1767) - 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 (5578) - 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.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Difinitive Montana beer. Thick and almost too sticky sweet. Tons of roasted malt in the nose and on the palate. Not a session beer despite the lower ABV (5.3%) unless you love a punishing hangover. Terribly popular with the tourists and all the local gift shops sell shirts, mugs, etc. with the Moose Drool logo which, I'll admit, is pretty cool.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown with medium head. Big malty aroma. Roasted malt flavour with mild bitterness. A little too burnt for my taste and a bit thin. You have to love the name. "I've just had a bottle of Moose Drool" thanks to Slikwily.
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottle and chilled glass. A very dark brown ale, almost no head, decent aroma. Tastes sweet and hoppy. A worthy beer.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost opaque. The head is big, but the bubbles are large and fade fairly quickly, leaving only slight Brussels Lace on the sides of the pint glass.
Crisp hop aroma, smells of caramel, maltiness and hops.
Tastes about as you'd expect--chocolate, caramel, roasted grain, and hops. Sweet, malty, with a hop edge.