Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee, butter, and toast in the nose with a thin white head on an amber body. Light biscuty malts with toffee. Finishes with toasted butter and more malts thta turn to caramel. Stood up to time real well.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an ’01. The aroma was dark fruit, slightly tea, butter, slight roast, and citrus notes. The flavor was thin, and watery tea textures, slight roast, citrus, and buttery notes. The beer poured a cloudy brown color w/ golden orange highlights; thin head and lacing. THe mouthfeel was light bodied and creamy w/ a wet finish.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chesnut color with a nice tight white head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Smooth mouth feel. Touches of roasted malts and nutty flavors. Some bitter hops in the finish. Pretty solid brown ale.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was a pretty decent brown. The clear brown elixir is topped by a little head with some lacing left behind. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with roasty, nutty notes. The flavor is virtually the same as the aroma but with some hoppy notes. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
um? I don't get it? light clear brown with a lasting head..malty, lightly chocolatey aroma..light body with the same old subtle malt and chocolate flavors..how good can a brown ale be anyway...uh oh, was i supposed to be rating by style? I forgot.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very light bodied that has a nice roasty nose but a lot more bitter than I'd like to see in a brown.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark earthy brown pour with a very nice roasty nose. Light body, nice roasted malt front with a little nuttiness to it. Fairly sizable bitterness in the finish for a brown.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A moderate brown color with a mildly foamy head. Smells much like a bowl of holiday nuts. Has a very average fully nutty body to it.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Nut Brown. Translucent brown color with a small white head. Aroma is nutty and malty. Flavor is fairly malt sweet, with slight bitterness. Thin bodied, balance finish.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good aroma, slight hint of coffee. Smooth flavor. Liked this better than the brown from SKA.