SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma and appearance are average for a brown ale. The flavor is complex, though not necessarilly in a good way. I think perhaps the flavors just don’t wuite my palate well. I find that it warms quickly, and when it does all I get is a mish-mash of toasted flavors. Just average.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish appearance, good head formation. Malty, toasted caramel aroma. Rich dark chocolate flavor, sweet and malty, turns to a dry roasted nutty finish. Pretty tastey broon ale.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Boring boring boring, bland underattenuated and BORING. cool name though probably because it tastes like moose drool.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a light tan head. actually a creamy smooth mouth feel. nice subtle coffee and chocolate. i am kind of drunk right now and will have to rate this again.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
you should go out of your way....when you think of brown ales. this probably isnt what your thinking but maybe we should be. rich toffee, choc, nut flavors that are attenuated with a nice hop back bone that many in this category dont have. gotta try it again on a fresh palate to see if it was really this good.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown ale. Looks very dark brown. Strong coffee and a slight chocolate falvor. A little bitter and hoppyness at the end.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Bottle. Copper brown Nice tan head Strong malts with nuts and carmel. Nice sweetness. Carbonation about right. Good flavors overall and nice on the mouth. Deserves to be the best selling beer in Montana.
Update: Has this on tap in McCall, Idaho. Liked it a little better than from the bottle.
jasonp (1562) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aluminum bottle courtesy of Jeffc666. Dark brown/mahogany with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel and ovaltine. Taste has notes of toffee, roasted malt, nuts, caramel, some chocolate and some hops. Pleasantly sweet. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation. Light lacing, no head retention. Doesn’t stand out in any way but it’s a very solid, enjoyable beer.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and bread. Flavor of roasted malt and nuts.
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Quickly dissipating, foamy head. Good malty character. I could drink this every day. A step up from Pete’s Wicked.