Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draught at the ABR 07 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that has good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of fruity caramel malt, a touch of dark berries, some roasted nuts with some yeast funk. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some light berries and roasted nuts. Finish is slightly gritty/grainy with a fruity aftertaste that quickly disappears. Actually, not too bad for a brown ale.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Stubs. Hmm, fairly high hopes for this one. I got a lot of coco sweetness to it, but overally thought it was quite thin. REally drinkable, but not as much flavor going on it the way of hops or nuts as I would like. Not bad overall.
boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle into glass, clear brown pour, kacki head , aroma is malty coffee, taste is similar, actually ok for this style IMO
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
roasted chocolate aroma with a light earthy character and a touch of solvancy,
sweet chocolate flavor, good earthy balance, light lingering bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with Oakbluff. Clear deep mahogany pour, small fizzy off-white head. Mildly sour caramel malt aroma, lemony and nutty. The taste follows - nutshell roast malt, light lemon juice, a bit of sour currant or cranberry, and slight dry weedy hop bitterness ... I don’t DISlike it, but it seems thin and stuck somewhere between sour ale and brown ale. Watery, flat body, medium acidity, quick taste drop-off leaving a mildly bitter/sour aftertaste. Odd - honestly if this were called a sour ale I might give it a higher score.
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty brown, pours brown with initial white foamy head. Some bitterness apparent, but well washed over with malt, making it easy drinkable but essentially another malt. A bit of choco malt too.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle 6/12/11). Clear brown color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate chocolate aroma. Flavor of the same, with light toast/malt. Avg duration. Dry finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some chocolate, and nutty. Tastes of the same with caramel.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LOOK: Pinot noir with a head
NOSE: right off... chocolate covered orange, malts, a little musty and woodsy, creamy
TASTE: chocolate, cranberry, malt, tangy malt finish
FEEL: smooth, a little dry
OVERALL: pretty good... different
...Slighty chilled to room temp
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark cola brown with off white/tan head. Nose and taste of burnt coffee, dried grain, chopped nuts and chocolate. Taste has slight metallic finish. Medium body.