Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice! Dark brown pour with a white head. Nice malty nutty flavor with a very smooth mouthfeel. And the large size bottle is a good value!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a great little brown ale. Honey sweet aroma that is almost borderline nutty. Some tasty chocolate notes, along with a malt profile that is reminscent of honey roasted peanut butter, spread over some dark wheat bread, with the smallest bit of fruitiness on the side. Tasty!
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a big brown head. Aroma of malt and nuts. Flavor of nuts, a little chocolate and roast. Creamy body and not much carbonation.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food or a good cigar.
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 (2711) - Suburbia, 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 (2758) - 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 (2492) - 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.