NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice mahogany presentation and tan foam, plus I love the label, however gimmicky it may be. Lightly sweet malt nose, with a bit of earthiness. I don’t consider browns to be a versatile style (yes I’ve tried Rogue) and this is not a beer to knock your socks off, but it is well executed and highly drinkable.
dts2599 (21) - USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit of a roasted flavor. Not too many hops. Good brown color, no red like some other brown ales. THis is a darker brown ale, similar to a porter.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Sweet malty aroma, with hints of roastiness. Roastiness much stronger in the taste, with coffee and chocolate as well. Minimal hoppiness. Fairly sweet coffee aftertaste. Seems more like a porter than a brown ale.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 re-rate Dec 16, 2003
thanks to kyzr for this one. Very nice malty, cookie dough aroma. Good looking dark brown pour with a two finger tan head. Light/med mouthfeel, but a decent roasty taste.
Aug 9, 2002
While in Missoula, had it on tap several times. Excellent brown ale. Not as good in bottles. I'll rate the tap version: great chocolately, malty taste. If you're in MT, find it.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap, really outstanding. Maybe one of the best brown ales I have ever had. Chocolate, malt a hint of coffee, almost full enough of a body to be a stout. But really really good.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There’s really two different Moose Drools: the excellent tap and the ordinary bottle. The taste combines a sweet molasses (unusual for a brown ale, really) with a decent hop flavor. Highly recommended on tap; less so in the bottle.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the sweeter brown ales. You might
actually mistake it for a low alcohol doppelbock.
Heavy chocolate flavor and aroma. In my opinion
one of the best beers in America. Careful though,
very different in a bottle.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Very nutty and malty aroma. Flavours of coffee, molasses, and roasted malts, almost stout like. Wonderful palate.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear chestnut. Foamy thin light tan head. Steady carbonation. Light aroma of caramel, chocolate and grassy hops. Light and smooth. Lightly roasted and black malt aftertaste. Grassy hop bitterness. Decent balance. Slightly fizzy. Hints of sweetness, but fairly dry. Finishes grainy, grassier and just eh.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
not a bad ale coming from a small town with limited access to good beer this was a welcome sight.