willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Difinitive Montana beer. Thick and almost too sticky sweet. Tons of roasted malt in the nose and on the palate. Not a session beer despite the lower ABV (5.3%) unless you love a punishing hangover. Terribly popular with the tourists and all the local gift shops sell shirts, mugs, etc. with the Moose Drool logo which, I'll admit, is pretty cool.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown with medium head. Big malty aroma. Roasted malt flavour with mild bitterness. A little too burnt for my taste and a bit thin. You have to love the name. "I've just had a bottle of Moose Drool" thanks to Slikwily.
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottle and chilled glass. A very dark brown ale, almost no head, decent aroma. Tastes sweet and hoppy. A worthy beer.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost opaque. The head is big, but the bubbles are large and fade fairly quickly, leaving only slight Brussels Lace on the sides of the pint glass.
Crisp hop aroma, smells of caramel, maltiness and hops.
Tastes about as you'd expect--chocolate, caramel, roasted grain, and hops. Sweet, malty, with a hop edge.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a hell of a beer great foaming head nice hop aroma mild malt smell with a hint of some kinda spice ? overall its a wonderfull moose drip brew from BIG SKY.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark, nearing opaque. Rocky head and spotty lacing. Mostly sweet malts dominate the nose of this beer. Nothing is standing out. Flavors are small hops, creamy malts and a small finish. Nothing is very surprising about this beer.
jaywalk (1) - USA - NOV 8, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a light creamy head. Nutty flavor with traces of molasses. A good brown ale.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, but thin and transparent, thin lacey white head. Barley malt aroma. Thin and light mouthfeel. Very good and complex flavor, crispy nut flavor that fades into some dry mocha notes and molases, there's something else in there too that I can't quite put my finger on, possibly banana, and that's why it was the best summer ever.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 A deep, clear ruby amber with a thick diminishing tan head. A sweet bready, malty, nutty aroma with a hint of roast and caramel. Medium watery palate.
Flavor is mostly sweet, with roast, chocolate, caramel, nut and malt notes with a slight lactic acid flavor at the end. A little unusual for a brown ale, but very tasty.
Reid (2028) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok Its about time I tried this one again..I had fiorst tried this a few years back when I first started to get intrested in American macros..I did not like it..despite all the rave reviews etc.
Comes in the usual Big Sky brown 12 oz long neck..with a rather drooly moose on the label .
Its actually an excellent lloking brown ale in the glass.. nice chesnut brown with a lovelly creamy off white head that stays put.
But for me after the looks everything else is down hill..smell is pretty weak and what i do smell is like warm milk..mixed with a teeny wee bit of chocolate.
tase is ok..but its bland..some choclate ..milky even..then thats it.
average in the mouth.
Maybe Im just not a Moose Drool guy..maybe brown ales are not my "stuff" oh well