sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark and deep brown hue with a slight red hint. Bone white head. Toasty, nutty, malt aroma. Sweet, spicy fruit notes as well. Great aroma with a vanilla raisin malt smoothness. Lively and medium palate. Rich and smooth coffee notes. Short lived sweet caramel flavor. Fruity berry notes. Finish is mildly dry with tingling carbonation. Good malt note. Cola like with a sweet finish. I really enjoied this brew and was pleasantly surprised!
vyvvy (5757) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at St. Louis Trader Joe’s. Pour very dark brown with a crimson red tint. Nice looking tannish off-white head, but it goes away quickly. Burnt malt aroma that reminds me of nuts and dark chocolate. Medium body with light carbonation. Very roasted / burnt malt taste - charred grains and chocolate. Overall not bad at all. The finish has the burnt aspects along with some sharp hops. At the discount price this sells for it is a very good deal. It is one of the heartiest and most aggresive brown ales I’ve had.
ckaminski (1) - USA - APR 11, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this beer at one of my accounts and once I tried it, I was amazed. This dark beer was lighter in taste and had a toasted malt aroma.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cola color with silky head and scant lacing. Toasty caramel aroma. Med. bodied, molasses, caramel and coffee flavors with some bitterness in the finish.
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly average offering, pours darker than an avg. brown ale so the commercial description might be more apt. The hops seems slightly out of balance in bitterness for a brown ale.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Chicago. Poured a lovely shade of chestnut brown with a creamy beige head (stuck around for a few minutes). Tasty aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of floral. Light-medium bodied on the palate and smooth. Flavor picked up some nuttiness as well as the aforementioned toasty darker malts. Somewhat tacky, sweet finish with a little bit of coffee. Certainly palatable, but not so exciting.
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky dark brown liquid with a beige head that disappears quickly. Nose is malty and just a little creamy with hints of sweet caramel. Thinner than expected but still creamy. Taste is just a little toasty and malty. Nice balance.
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Trader Joe’s" - It’s a fine, though a tad malty, schwarzbier.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, transparent, carbonated, and an orange brown hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate, sweet, and a hint of cocoa. Sweet, malty, caramel, roasty, and some coffee in the flavor. Dry, smooth mouthfeel. Medium body.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is alot like a really full bodied nut brown. some dark roastiness, some chocolate, honey roasted peanuts, hazelnuts, and just the slightest hint of coffee and molasses. Some bready fruit flavors are more present at it warms up. A interesting little beer.