ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two years ago, I hated this beer. I tried it again last night, and found that Iíd been wrong. Tastes of amber malt extract: you can taste the color brown, and you know itís sweet. Smooth palate that stops short of creamy. Mid-carbonated, fits well. I will try this again for sure.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label is too funny. I assume itís supposed to be a drooling moose, but to me it appears to be a moose vomiting into a stream.
The last thing you want on a package of anything youríe supposed to consume is a puking animal.
The beer is actually pretty good. Nothing like what the sick creature would suggest. Pours a nice brown with an average head.
Smells of malt and nuts, ( the kind of nuts you eat ), cashews I think. Tastes sweet and malty. Maybe too sweet. Needs a little more bite to it.
Goes down smooth, but a little syrupy for my tastes.
Decent drink overall.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to RobertsReality for this. Rob sent an aluminum bottle of this stuff. Poured deep brown with aroma of malt, big chocolate, coffee, fruit, cabernet, and a slight jalapeno oil note. Tasted malty, very chocolatey, with finishing fruit. Smooth, velvety palate. One of the top 10 chocolatey beers Iíve ever had, and one of the better brown ales Iíve ever had.
flemdawg (550) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a tan head. A malty molasses aroma. More of those malts and molasses in the taste. The rest was hard to describe but it had that "brown beer" taste too it. Over all, not too bad of a beer.
want2party (6) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Beer. Nice level of both malt and hops with a slight coffee taste. Great color in the glass. Nice dark brown.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, no BBD. Dark. Fair head with lace. Malty, doughy, chocolatey aroma. Somewhat porterish, but the chocolate is more subdued. Good malty ale with some hop spiciness in the lingering finish. SOlid malty/specialty grain brew.
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brownish color with a light lacing. Aroma is nice. Flavor iis sweet and is not overpowering which is nice and pleasing.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottle pours to a medium head, and pours very dark brown. Malty aroma; slighly sweet. Taste is good, but I was expecting a sweeter finish (one of my friends said this was a sweet-tasting beer). Overall it was pretty good, but I think it was served a bit too warm. Iíll try it again and rerate.
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown with deep red hues. Itís nearly opaque, though. Small tanned head. Nice caramel aroma with rich malt and light brown sugar. Slight bit of bitterness and nuttiness as well. Taste is more bitterness but itís controlled along with caramel, roasted malt and light nutty notes. Rather enjoyable. Body is medium with light creaminess. Finishes with more bitterness and nuttiness. More roasted notes come through as well as caramel. Pretty good stuff!
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark in color w/ a tiny head smelled of roast malts and hints of carmel.. the palate was creamy and smooth very good .. the flavor had matls, carmel, a touch of citrus and hopps. Its a pretty good beer but has a bit bitter aftertaste late in the glass.