jaymobrown (1784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan color. Malt flavors, like a toffee bar. Medium finish, not too dry. Easy drinking. I must say I was too distracted by the drooling moose on the aluminum bottle.
thehinge (286) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Consumed from a pint glass. Liked this beer quite a bit. Good aroma with a nice tan head. Taste was not disappointing either...just sweet enough. I generally do like brown ales, though.
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours dark reddish brown with very litle head or lacing. Aroma is faint dark roasted grain, wood smoke. Taste is subdued, roasted, carmel, malt. Smooth and easy is the feel with a nice smooth finish
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola colored w/ an off white head. Mild hop aroma mixed with sour roasted malt. Malty flavor, toasted, and slighty astringent taste, with a thin viscuous mouthfeel. A good example of a browm ale.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Supprising solid beer. Had it from the bottle after a round of golf. Wasn’t expecting much and got a nice little beer instead. Somewhat nutty perhaps earthy, easy on the palette not becoming heavy at anypoint in the season. Give one a try.
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown with a large tan head. Aromas and tastes of malts, nutty, and caramel. Smells better than it tastes (but isn’t anything too bad tasting). It was an OK beer to try, but I would pass on buying it again given other choices...
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, with a thick, bubbly, tan head. Aromas are cheifly of chocolate, with hints of nuts, and little else. Full texture, mild hops, soft body, not much here, but really decent, compared to the leading brown ales. Miles ahead of Newcastle. An ideal session ale, you could throw down a dozen without a pause. A fine American brown ale, despite the unappealing name.
Excellent on draft, though this review was based upon a bottle...
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just returned from Montana and tried most local brews. This was by far the best. For a brown ale, this brew is loaded with flavor. Hops are present and there’s a smack of malts. Really a nice balance and I’m an IPA fan by nature. Brought back some extras to enjoy for a while.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep garnet with frothy tan head. Downhill from there. Aroma was funky. Perhaps the smell of moose drool. Wet animal. Weak and fizzy in the mouth. Flavor was like a mocha diluted with water. Very disappointing.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. This is certainly a good, tasty and refreshing Brown Ale. Thick, slowly dissipating head, nose of cream and caramel. Bold, malty flavor. This is a keeper.