GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown and reminds me a brazillian coffee during the rainy season. The aroma is quite lacking but the appearance is nice due to the small tan head that lingers throughout. The beer is quire easy to drink. There is a two fold reason for this. The alcohol is masked well but not by a spectacular tasting beer. I dont think there is anything exciting about this beer. Its is quite hoppy but beyond that I canít really recommend it based on flavor.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a darker mahagony with a small tan head. Heavy brown sugar and molasses aromas. Sweet tasting (like the smells) but with a nice bitter balance. Alcohol well hidden. Another good beer from the folks at Dogfish Head.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer here. Nice and dark with a great flavor and the 7.2% is a bonus. The hops are nice too.. me likey. Very interesting and unique beer. Try it. Sorry I canít think of anything else, I gave blood today.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark. Ok head. Aroma is developed, nutty. Taste is malty, some dark fruits and bitter. The makings of a good beer, but it just didnít come together quite right.
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I usually donít like Brown Ales, but I was intrigued by the idea of an IBA -- and was very impressed. A hoppy Brown Ale makes an Interesting brown ale with a bit of a kick. Well done and very drinkable for a brown. Will have more.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a reddish brown with a big tan head. Aroma of malt chocolate and brown sugar. Nice chocolate malt brown sugar and fruity citrus taste. You can taste the alcohol in this one. This is good stufff.
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a reddish brown with a light tan head. aroma malt, dark brown sugar dark fruits, caramel.flavor nice and smooth , choc. malts,alcohol, plums. and other dark fruits.another good beer from the fish.I sure hope they send more up here.
Crockett (1017) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep clear mahogony, with a little browned butter head. Nice lace. Big malt, brown sugar, dried fruit, wood and alcohol nose. The aromas carry into the flavours. Alcohol heat and tangy hops. Earth, toffee, and citrus. Full flavoured finish. Tasty.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with a small head. Taste is sweet caramel malt and light hops. It has a different flavor than any other brown ale Iíve had. Good stuff.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber ruby color with tan head & moderate carbonation. The aroma is well balanced with a nice nutty caramel body. Flavor is smokey with some alcohol & tons of caramel malts. Very balanced and tasty brown ale. I like this one! Thanks to <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 for the birthday beers!