shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
OD got this one right. Double Brow ale is what I consider it but balanced with spices. Excellent offering and very drinkable.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at jeffc666’s B-day gathering 2/6/05: Dark brown with ruby tints, small tan head, somewhat clear. Aroma: malt, tea, light fruits, light grapefruit. Flavor: chocolate, hops, sweet caramel, coffee. This was much more hoppy than the average brown, and I thought it would make a great session beer. Light-medium bodied.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at jeffc666’s gathering, poured out of a growler. Clear dark brown with a light brown head. Interesting aroma; a blast of fresh pac nw hops and chocolate. Taste has notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and very heavy on the hops, which is fine with me but can understand the point that it detracts from the beers other qualities. Very full and malty. Moderately sweet, bitter aftertaste. Medium body but the overall feel is full and round. I want more of this.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(growler) Medium beige head, clear mahogany body. Aroms is medium sweet, nutty, chocolate, some caramel, light anuse. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, nutty, some cherry, faint anise alcohol. Also moderate bitterness (Simcoe?) -- earthy, citrus, bit of mint. Medium body, some resin. Improved once it warmed some.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is very hoppy. Flavor starts out with a very large hop kick and is then backed by a nice mildly roasted slightly nutty maltiness. I actually think the malt profile is superb but its hard to really get to behind the ever present hop curtain. This is a very good beer but I think it would be near perfect if the hops where toned down just a bit so that the malt could show through a bit more.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost opaque ruby/brown body topped by a dense creamy tan head. Glass lace is superb. Fruity citurs hop aroma followed by a nutty bit of roasted malt. Smells very fresh and enticing. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit hoppiness followed by medium sweet nutty roasted malt. Not overwhelmingly a brown ale, much hoppier. Medium dry palate, alcohol comes forward towards the end. An interesting beer. Here’s to O.D. doing more "excursions" in this vein.