SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark hue for a brown ale. Nice nut flavors with a hop presence that sneaks through more than normal for the style. Slightly roasty with a higher than average level of carbonation bite. This is a very nice fresh bottle here. The mouthfeel is not creamy at all but tingly. A really good beer when itís this fresh. Roasty, nutty, and enjoyable. Pretty straightforward flavor. An outlier for the style.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favourite brown ale, but it sure beats the other newcastle like offerings. It wasnít as creamy as it was advetised but the flavour had a nice earthyness to it along with the sweet nutty taste.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark cherry color witha quickly dissapiating head.Nose is complicated with a sweetness that I could not nail down.Some kind of nutty/earthiness.Like a dessert or vanilla coffee drink.Same flavor as the aroma.Straw..thatís what it is almost like straw.Nice brew,a little thin on the palate but a good everyday brew to have around.Thanks to Indiana_Red.
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, Iíll 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 (3386) - 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 theyíve taken care in their ingredients. Like this one plenty.