hopdog (9570) - 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 (1113) - 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 (1072) - 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 (1028) - 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!
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This beer is beautiful deep, dark, ruby colored ale with a small tan head that thins and lasts the whole time youíre drinking. This beer has a unique taste, probably from the strange blend(?) described. Has loads of roasted malt on the nose, caramel, vanilla, and bitter hops. Opens up sweet with caramel and malt flavors, then quickly bitters with IPA type hops taste, then if you hold it in your mouth for longer goes back to being sweet with earthy, smokey, raisin, apple, beet, and slight nut flavors. Somehow the hop bitterness seems to come and go, while the sweet flavors in this beer change in your mouth. Wonderfull. The aftertaste lingers incredibly long on this beer, with lots of chewy chocolate, and some american pale-like hops. A wonderfully complex brown ale. Maybe the best Iíve had.