Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rerate: Tremendous. The most subtle combination of smokiness, slight citrus, nice dark malt with a tinge of hops. A truly great beer. Original: 11/24/01: I liked it a lot. Far better than Newcastle...although not radically different in taste. On the other hand, quite different than Bell’s Best Brown (which I love so much) in taste and mouthfeel...smoother, much lighter. Very nice beer.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep,hazy brown/red. Decent off white head and lace. Aroma is very subdued,citrus,malt,flowers and others. Medium bodied with alot of oaty flavor,perfect carbonation, has a nice earthy quality with notes of chocolate and nuts. Light hop ending. The balance is amazing. Very flavorful and drinkable. Good stuff. I havent had too many browns but this is damn good! Thanks Professor!
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent brown ale. Pours out to, well, brown, in the glass, with a light brown head. Taste of malt is present, with a very slight sweetness. A highly drinkable beer from a small, northern Michigan brewer. Too bad this isn’t more widely distributed. Good beer.
omhper (21275) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown. Citric aroma. Toasty, nice maltiness. Very balanced. Execellent example of an American Brown Ale, the best I’ve ever had. Thanks PsychProf!
Yakbreath (13) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I received this as a gift, expecting a Bell’s Wannabe. Boy was I surprised at how good and different is was! (Wish it was easier to find)
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle smoke as previous user noted. Decent chocolate character which I look for in a good brown and hints of plums and oak. Not bad, just a hair on the light side.
wildbill99 (13) - Charlevoix, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Subtly hoppy with an interesting smoothness and nice roasty flavors. I live just down the road from the brewery and I love this beer.
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2001
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice, smooth beer. Great complex sublteties in the taste.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It doesn’t get any better than this.