jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a quickly disapearing head, however the slight browness and creamy texture is appealing. The reddish-brown coloring of the body is a plus and looks just right for a brown ale. It has a nice distinctness to it in taste, however there seems to be something missing about it. The aftertaste is sort of coffee like and doesn’t sit with you for very long. However, the initial taste is pretty good. All in all, not a bad beer.
talman99 (9) - Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Get this beer out of a tap. I agree that bottled it tastes awful, with a very nasty aftertaste that comes out of nowhere. On tap all of this is absent. This was the first beer I would drink after a hard day as a fishing guide in Montana, though more than one gets a bit filling.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Dark sweet lightly roasted malt aroma. Faint whiff of hops. Medium bitterness. Medium bodied, not overly intense, but there’s a noticeable roasted malt core here. Hops tend toward the bittering end, with late hops suggesting english hop earthiness.
fabric8r99 (7) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 28, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer for winter sipping, or with pizza. One of the better brown ales in the region. Filling though. (the beer that eats like a meal) Try the other beers from Bik Sky Brewing. Fun name and label to give to visitors to Montana, I get comments on it years later.
BillKismet (3174) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/black, well carbonated, and having a quickly receding head. The pungent aroma is hard to pinpoint as it borders between malt and skunkiness--something I find often in brown ales. Likewise, the pungent taste is similarly hard to pinpoint. Uneven in flavor, though not horrible, merely subpar.
motorcycleguy (10) - USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One Darn fine beer. I am usually not one for darker beer but this one is good. Very easy to drink. Wish it was available in the midwest. I always bring some cases back when I am in the Northwest.
noy-zee (63) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
an excellent brown ale. very dark, and very delicious
OD40oz (750) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Awesome brew. My roommate who is from Montana bought some of this and I was totally impressed. Really dark, good tasting ale. I would buy again if it would go on sale.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2003 ReRate-bottle-2/7/03-I was up in minnesota last week and saw that they had this up there, so i bought a 6er. Its not bad, but not as good as when i started rating brews, so i just droped the ratings somewhat.
Another great northwest amber ale!!! Great overall taste-almost creamy! Many memories drinking this at Mt Rainier with my work buddies in the summer 2001
bumlogik99 (19) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I liked it - Coming from Louisiana, I asked for a Local Ale, and here’s what I got! Its big.