amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite brown ales, dark brown in color with a thick creamy head. The chocolate flavors in it are just the right sweetness to not be overwelming. A hint of hoppy bitterness at the end is a nice compliment. This may sound weird but try it with chocolate chip cookies.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a good sized tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of coffee and malt. Flavor is slightly sweet and chocolaty. Palate is relatively thin. Not a bad beer.
brewbattles (40) - - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
We conducted a blind taste test with this beer and 5 other brown ales to objectively determine which one was best. The 5 beers were: Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Big Sky Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. You can view the video here:
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet roasted malt aroma with slight hop hints. Great taste, nice and dry finish. Slight bite from the carbonation. Seems to be like a porter-stout mix. I am missing the spice.
tkimbrought05 (37) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper color, with a small head. Aroma is roasted with some caramel in it. Light on the palate with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Not a bad beer for the style.
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours chestnut brown with a small amount of lacing. Mild aroma, transitioning into a pleasant if somewhat mild taste. Not quite on the level of Bell’s or Goose Island, but a very drinkable ale.
mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Big malt character with spices in the back ground.
Appearance: Moose Drool is clear, deep brown and has a tall off white head.
Flavor: The toasted/roasted malts are the dominant flavor; it does have spice notes in the back ground.
Overall Impression: A solid beer, the toasted/roasted malts are not my thing.
bruwery (35) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hopcat. As of this writing, my favorite brown ale. More hops than I typically notice in this style, which balances the malts perfectly for me. I could easily make this a session beer.
mjluman18 (35) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dark ale. great flavor with a good thick head. nothing extraordinary but still worth having.
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a color! With a good taste to boot. I'm into the brown ale's right now, and this is one of the top that I've tasted lately.