BrewDad (5324) - 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 Maryís 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 donít 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 lionís 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.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with red tones and a tan head. Nose is of dark malts. Easy to drink with a malt and chocolate flavors. Pretty nice beer.
twindadplus2 (650) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Coppery brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is mostly malt and slightly nutty. Creamy and very smooth with flavors of lots of sweet malt and toffee. Roasted malt finish with just the slightest hint of bitterness. A very good beer.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was torn going into this beer, as I have heard people who swear by this stuff, yet also brown ale afficianados who are unimpressed. My two cents is that this is a very smooth and creamy brown ale. Very drinkable, yet this is at the cost of the classic brown ale chewiness. Taste is very malty, with no strong nut tastes. Mainly a deep, slightly sweet molasses, with some toffee and chocolate flavors. Mouthfel is creamy and consistent. Aftertaste is roasted and clean, like a dry bean. Iím still split between the camps.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and dark for a brown. Very notty nose, and covers with a nice head. Should get more press than it does.