DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at Chris Oís 05/08/2009
Sweet malt aroma. Amber red coloured hoppy and floral with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Old Chicago in Colorado Springs. Pours dark nut (chesnut) brown wiht a small frothy tan head and lined, spotty lacing. Malty (caramel, chocolate, meal) medium roasted aroma with yeast notes, faint hops. Malty, slight sour yeast (sweat, dough) flavor, low sweetness, low acidity. Medium bodied refreshing and crisp.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee, bakers cocoa, and some nuttiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of nuts, a bit of chocolateand some coffee notes with a smooth semisweet finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Malt and butter hit my nose first. Even though my glass of this ale was ten degrees too cold, I detect plenty of rich malt, roasted cashews and caramel in the aroma.
They say brown ale, I say mahogany ale. Small, fizzy, khaki head. Almost fully diminishing. Nevermind the lacing... what lacing? Who cares anyway? Itís a good looking beer.
The flavor is very well balanced. Moderate malt and moderate hops. Bursts of caramel and dark roasted cashews and almonds.
Light-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. A very short, Sahara dry finish. Very good beer. "Nurse! Iíll have another I.V. Drip of the Moose Drool, please!"
Thanks to kyzr for this one!
hopdog (8455) - 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 isnít anything too bad tasting). It was an OK beer to try, but I would pass on buying it again given other choices...
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminds me of a porter more than a brown ale. really nice and malty. perfectly done brown...nice!
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A chestnut coloured beer with an off-white head and lacing. There is chocolate, fizzy berries and a hint of sourness in the pleasing aroma. Chocolate and sweet oranges in the mouth with a little coffee. Pretty intriguing and good.
NielsenRatings (8099) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown and mostly clear appearance. Quite malty nose with a bit of nuttiness. Creamy mouthfeel with a strong brown malty taste. Nuttiness on the finish. Smooth malty beer.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Yrd House, Scottsdale. Very dark brown a little head, it was promising. It had some stouty qualities with licorice but it was too sweet, and not so drinkable.Average mouthfeel.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Pours a clear brown color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and nutty notes. Taste is caramel, chocolate, nuts, leafy hops and some fruits in the finish. Medium bodied, smooth,