Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Indiana_Red via trade. Aroma is nutty with moderate coffee. Pours an orangish-borwn with an insignificant tan head. Flavor is rather malty. Moderate caramel and chocolate up front with a roasted nutty finish. Don’t get any coffee flavor like I do in the aroma.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle received in a trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Pours pale brown with a ssmall white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel and a little nut. Flavors similar to aroma. Palate very watery and thin. Very little carbonation and not very much flavor. I’ve had much better browns but this is drinkable
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear medium brown with hardly any head and only a few spots of lacing. Aroma were the usual woody nutty semiswet notes but not very inspiring. Flavors were similar and a bit thin and flat. Expectedly low carbonation and slight lingering bitter woddiness. Just OK
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:A clear burtn sienna with virtually no head. It has an awesome aroma of roasted to burnt nuts, but the taste and feel were a bit disappointing. It seemed a little light and thin for a brown ale. It had a slight bitter/sour aftertaste. This one needs to go back to the lab for a "do-over." Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice clear mahogany color with a very thin head. Aroma is nutty, woody and a little dry. Flavor is sugary malts with reserved nuttiness, maybe some toffee. Hints of bittering hops and maybe roasted malt creep into the finish. I think there is something off here but the sweetness is hiding it. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, but could be much more delicate for the style.
Beaver (1669) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small frothy head that quickly goes to a smoky wisp.
The aroma is nutty toffee and a little chocolate.
The flavor is a big sugary sweetness up front with nuts and toffee leading to a slightly bitter finish. It has some unpleasant medicinal notes. It’s kind of scotch ale like. The mouthfeel is thin and watery and light on carbonation.
Overall, I didn’t care for this at all. It was way too sweet and watery. I’d take an Odell’s 90 Shilling over this any day.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
NABA ’05: Dark auburn. Nice malty nutty aroma. The flavor is creamy, lightly roasted and sweet with just a touch of hops for garnish. Decent brown but sliding into the cookie cutter realm.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burgundy color. Trace malts in the nose (caramel, biscuits) by a minty and floral hop scent and hints of clay and glue. Light toffee and roasted malts in the flavor with a light hop finish. An above average Brown Ale.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
average brown, somewhat spicy , but lacking something, maybe flavor, after three of them, i was bored, but they do have a nice punch!
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange and copper colored. Grey/medium tan head. Spicy gingerbread introduces this one, with some wheat, wood and cola following, ending with a light touch of scotch. Very interesting, and a unique brown ale.