Ron (3004) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
One of my B-day beers. Very dark with a tan head. Way too hoppy for my taste. Way too bitter also.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost dirt brown in color with a good light tan head. Good aroma with a slight fruit hint. Pretty bitter brew with a bitter finish on the palate
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sweet but a little bland. Flavor is chocolate, smoke. Roasty. Acidic aftertaste. Finish slightly sweet, slightly bitter.
NachlamSie (2963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours a rich, deep brown with a full lasting head. There’s a sweet yeasty aroma with some hops. The flavor is fairly robust for a brown with a good spicy character and a small chocolate roast. Quite a tasty brown, indeed.
Sigmund (5726) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Deep brown colour, large light tan head. Pleasant aroma of dark and dried fruits and caramel, hints of chocolate, tobacco, oak and leather. Nice malty and nutty flavour with some caramel but not too sweet, well balanced with sufficient hops, hints of spices. Easy drinking, refreshing, decent mouthfeel. Moreish.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish color with notes of red and a small tan head. Malt, caramel, and roasted nut aroma. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and malt. Followed by a gentle hop finish. Easy drinking.
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, though a bit strong for the style (not a problem in my opinion). Good color and good balance of flavors.
pintbypint (2940) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz. brown bottle. A ruby brown beer with a small tan head. Dark malt aroma laced with slightly floral hops. Malt accented flavour profile, touches of caramel, soft chocolate note. Hops and some roasted malt rounds out the finish, a pleasing light bitterenss. Gentle carbonation, quite a bit of body. Solid all around.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown with a reddish tint. Malty sweet aroma with a noticable amount of hops. Flavor of caramel, sweet malt, more hops and semi-dry finish.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice american interp of this style. I liked the moouth feel and the malt tones that dominated.