Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dusky brown body, light crimson and clear at sides and foot, under a creamy-toned cap of 1/4" foam.
Aroma is toasty and dry, hints of cocoa and coffee, earthy, rustic, grainy.
On the palate:...not...bad...greets the tongue sweetly, then fades, turns crisp and dry, falls into roasted grain and bounces off. A bit flatter than I’d prefer, but fine and drinkable, nonetheless. Medium bodied, tasty, neat, roasty finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour, small fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, some bread, a little nutty. Flavors are similar. Nothing much going on. I drank it out of a new castle glass, and that seems pretty appropriate. I’ll second the "meh".
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of bready, roasty, sweet malts, plenty of caramel, brown sugar and nuttiness with some very light cocoa in the background. Deep, dark brown in color, clear and filtered with a thin, tan head. Flavor is likewise sugary, roasty and malty, more dark bread along with a faint coffee and milk chocoalte character, blending at the finish with a burst of spicy alcohol and virtually undetectable hop presence (21 IBUs for such a malty beer tends to bury them, it seems). Palate is fairly thin and watery, body is medium-full. This gets a resounding "meh" from me, also.
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 I’d say it smells like metal and sweet malts, after-taste is vaguely caramel like. Bit too much of alcohol burn taste in the intial flavor. Very flat head with dark, stout-like body. I probably won’t buy it again.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh, its alright. Not much of an aroma, just a weak hint of bitter cocoa and metallic note. Alcohol a little too present in the flavor. Some mild caramel and chocolate, a hint of floral hops but just barely. Also, a spicy note, almost like cinnamon. Warming, alcoholic finish. I don’t know the ABV on this one, but either way its too apparent. Brown color tinted purple, with a small head, no lacing and low overall carbonation.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours dark brown with a short tan head that fades pretty quickly to a ring and laces a little from there. Aromas of caramel, nuts, maple and molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel, molasses, nuts, a touch of maple. Fairly roasty for a brown. Medium bodied but a tad watery on the finish. All about the malts not many hops in this one. Not to bad. Above average for a brown.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark brown with a nicely lacing, big, frothy light tan head. Lightly nutty, earthy, and caramely sweet aroma. Body starts with some good malty sweetness, a touch of English hoppy balance and a smooth, lightly chocolatey finish. Very drinkable and an enjoyable brown ale.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So so brown. For a small batch, i fail to find anything itresting about it. A dirty brown color with startard "brown" flavors. Ehhh
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber.. . Dark Brown w/ ruby hints, light tan head. Clear. . … Malty, molasses, toasty. No hop aroma. Pleasant. .. .. Malty and sweet. Clean. Long sweet finish. It even tastes ’brown’. .. .. Smooth palate. Medium-light carbonation - a bit sticky. . … Overall, a tasty brown ale that emphasizes malty sweetness and roasty grains. I’d have another. . …
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark brown body. Molasses-tart caramel aroma with a dry dustiness about it. Sweet crystal 120 flavor with chocolate, candi sugar and some light peach/apple fruitiness. Dry chalkiness in the finish, medium mouthfeel. A big brown but still boring like most browns.