hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz Bottle it poured a dark brown with a small, frothy, light brown, quickly diminishing head. Nose is light and mostly malt, nuts, caramel, toasted bread, with some hops. Mouthfeel smooth and flavor is an interesting combination of sweetness with a slightly bitter.finish. Easy to drink.
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of chocolate, carmel and a hint of toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of chocolate, carmel and a hint of nuts with a crisp lightly bitter finish.
filtersweep (5) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown with a nice, foamy head. Simple malt aromas. Taste is equivalently uninspiring, as is mouthfeel. A good beer that suffers in comparison to exceptional peers. Probably won’t buy any more of this.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Beer is clear, medium brown colored with a small, white, frothy, mostly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is malty with light notes of husky toasted grain, trace caramel and shortbread; Hoppy with an herbal trace; Yeasty with light notes of sharp cheese, moderate dough.<P>
The flavor is moderately acidic, lightly bitter, lightly sweet with a short, husky, lightly bitter finish.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>
Beyond basic and forgettable.
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (nuts, caramel, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clearly made for carefree easy-drinking. A basic, cookie-cutter rendition. Nothing wrong, but nothing much of interest either.
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown color with small head. Aroma of roasted malt, flavor much the same, except I picked up a light bourbon barrel hint, body was rather watery. Like most brown ales, I guess that is why I’m never a big fan of this style.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good brown. Very roasty and malty sweetness with light hops. Medium body. Not so much nutty as roasted stout character with more malt sweetness.
BuckeyeBoy (5984) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a nice clear brown topped with a light tan head. Arom is of malt and is very thin on the palate. Not bad
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasent doughy, fruity aroma with a cherry note; slightly sweet, bready and lightly roasty flavor with a dryish, cocoa tinged finish; thin but not too watery. A nice brown.
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can taste a faint chocolate and caramel. This beer is very drinkable but not the most ultimate brew ever. I expected more from the name. Needless to say, I’d probably buy it again if I were in the mood.