TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with ruby hues, mostly receding tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and crystal malts. Starts with a dollop of roast, but is well-balanced by sweet crystal malts. Body is silky, slightly oily with high carbonation. Finishes moderately sweet, slightly bitter.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just had a bottle come my way through a generous soul. Very nice russet, crimson, brown. Excellent aroma, and very inviting flavor. The malt is creamy and roasted and hints of caramel roll lazily around and on the palate. Very clean hoppy finish lends the perfect balance to this beer. Most browns are either too strong or piss water poor. I love this stuff. God help me if I ever find it on tap.
AbbottFxr3 (2) - Danville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good bear from a great place. Dark brown with tan head. Malty with chocolate flavor and a somewhat bitter finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Welcome to Maryland - Dark chestnut brown, tan creamy head. Soft subtle nose of roasted chocolate nougat, nut (maybe almond), toast, and light brown sugar. Rich malted flavors of toasty chocolate up front, nuttiness throughout, and light hop bitterness bringing up the rear. Good balance. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy, malty finish. A great session brew for anytime of the year....
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whata fun ber. I had this both from tap and out of the Metal bottle. A great beer and a great gimic. Liked the flavor while in the small town of Saint Mary’s Montana.
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - JUL 8, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather disappointing and generic brown ale. Almost no head. Hints of roasted and nutty flavor.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Creamy yeast and toasted malt smell. Butter taste up front and medium roasted malts in the finish. This is a decent brown, but I don’t favor the diaceytl flavors.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty brown ale with a very nice body, on the light side for an American brown. Big fluffy head and nice chocolate flavors in excellent balance.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brown ale that I really like. Dark brown with a big white head. Malty witrh chocolate flavors. Very good.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown, capped off with a white foamy head, giving off a smell rife with chocolate malts. flavor was pretty rich, with sweet caramel malts and chocolate making up the lion’s share of the tastes, with a hint of hops coming in late. the lingering aftertaste was both chocolates and hops, and the body was thin but not watery. a very easy to drink, smooth and flavorful ale. i can easily understand why so many people use this as an everyday beer.