tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nutty malts in the aroma with a strong boozy character. Clear, dark, ruby-brown body with a low, off white head that rec to ring. Strong alcohol flavour over nutty malt character with some herbal hops apparent in the lightly bitter finish. Light body with gentle carbonation that is perhaps a bit on the low side. Sampled on tap at the brewpub.
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a dark brown with a lasting amber head. Aroma was malty and fruity. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavor was malty, grainy and vegtal with a dry finish.
Ernest (6573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, Breckenridge by Coors Field, Denver.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
I was kinda hoping this would be a more substantial brown ale, but it’s not got a lot going on...simple malt aroma and an almost syrupy sweet flavor profile that needs more bittering hops to be drinkable. I got fatigued (and bored) less than halfway through a 10oz pour. That shouldn’t be. Other than that, not bad, pretty substantial mouthfeel for the style.
BeerandBlues2 (10603) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Breckenridge at the Ballpark. Pours dark nut brown - molasses with a frothy off-white head and lined lacing. Nutty caramel malt (meal) aroma. Caramel, light chocolate malt flavor with toffee notes and slightly bitter. Medium bodied and creamy palate.