NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, I’ll be doggoned. I have to admit that I was put off by the name of this brew. I kept NOT buying it because I figured the name was trying to cover up for a lackluster beer. Well, I was wrong. My neighbor set me up with a bottle last weekend and I was pleasantly surprised. Pours a medium brown with a quickly diminshing tan head. Fairly bold nutty, malty aroma. First taste is of toffee, followed by roasty nuttiness. Some mild hops present in the finish. Very slightly watery but overall, a pleasant beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear mahogany brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma is a mix of sugary caramel and toasted pale malt with a touch of western hops. Body starts semi-sweet and lightly roasted with decent viscosity and a dry chocolate chip cookie dough finish. A nice and drinkable brown ale, thanks Indiana_Red.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Indiana Red for the trade! I had this on trip in 2001 to the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone with my buddies Kelley and Ryan. A good friend of ours, The B Man, lived up there and showed us a good time... and some good beer. This was one of those beers. I kept the bottle as a momento of the awesome trip, but sadly it was broken during a move. Alas, I was sad and forlorn like a parent who has lost touch with their child. But thanks to a trade with the aforementioned Indiana Red, I can know rekindle fond memories of hiking the Tetons, dodging an overnight rainshower in Yellowstone, and braving the rapids of the Snake River. Heres to good beer, good trades, and even better memories. Cheers!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogney color with a thin light brown head. Lightly fruity malt aroma with some notes of hazelnut. Lightly sweet malts, hints of roast, some light nutty flavor. Not bad as far as brown ales go.
SpringsLicker (3254) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color with an average head that faded quickly. Not much aroma, a little bit of a roast malt and caramel is all there is.
The flavor is sweet and nutty with a light body. Drinkable, but somewhat average.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good Brown, not much for aroma but a wonderful nutty coffee taste makes the brew pretty decent, maybe some hazelnut presence, cool alluminum bottle.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fondly recall this one from University and crossing the border from Alberta to pick up cheap booze. Nice full brown ale with a roast caramel and smooth palate slight creamy coffee texture as well shows they’ve taken care in their ingredients. Like this one plenty.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark copper with almost no head. Sweet wort/malt aroma with a faint roastiness. Taste was decent for a brown ale with a good balance and caramel tastes throughout. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but i think this is common in brown ales.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is one of my favorites for drinking with barbecued foods or on tap at a grillhouse. Roasty aroma. The body has essences of caramel, chocolate, and coffee in a fine balance with malt. Smallish head on tap, slightly brown shade. Definitely a go-to beer in the summer or early fall when eating meat; excellent once you get tired of lighter beers as the weather cools down.
motelpogo (7258) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. caramel aroma, brown, tasted of malted milk and butterscotch. quite light and pleasant