OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with eboats! - Thanks Caleb! - Pours dark rich brown with a creamy tan head that stays well and laces some. Aroma of caramel malts, some chocolate, and much nutty character. Flavor is caramel, nuts, chocolate, and brief hops on the finish. Palate is smooth without much carbonation.
hawglet (5) - beatrice, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not good but also not the worst Iíve ever had. Iím not impressed withit though. Empyrean Brewing Co. makes some great micros but this one just doesnít do it for me. Many others like it a lot.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells malty with some chocolate and coffee notes. Taste has some tarte qualities with more coffee and chocolate dominating. Finish is slightly peppery.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a brown body with a small white head. Aroma of malt and cocoa. Flavor of malt, nuts, toasted malt, and caramel.
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Sledge Jr for this one!
A frothy off white head starts this one off. Garnet color with a sweet malty aroma
A bit of sourness in the finish is the only flavor detractor, otherwise itís an average, typical brown ale if a bit thin.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first NE beer? Sep Bier Meisters meeting. Muddy brown color, khaki head. Aroma is mildly roasty with nutty notes, maybe some broen sugar and plums. Taste is roasty, chocolate, coffee, and hops. Some light bitterness in the finish. Nice brown ale.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium brown (duh!) with light tan head. Aroma and flavor both have a good amount of roastiness and nuttiness. Lightly hopped as it should be. A little thin on the palate, as many from this brewer are. But, not a bad beer.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the beers in my cellar I thought I had consumed. Very Nice beer. Roasty and chocolately, nice malt flavor. Smooth drinkable beer. Definitely the best of the Nebraska beers Iíve had.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
St. Pats Day 2005, Crescent Moon Ale House (Omaha). On tap. Iím half-heartedly compelled to state that this is not an unejoyable beer. I wouldnít go so far as to say itís tasty, or interesting, or pleasing; but it wasnít bad in any discernable way, and itís not bad in ways that I find impressive. Uninteresting in looks: murky brown in the glass, a dusting of head retained, not much action in the lacing/racing categories. Smells vaguely sweet and lemony (very vaguely), somewhat yeasty, maybe. There might have been some roastiness and nutiness, but I could have been projecting that based on the looks. It seemed musty (cobwebs, dust), but not in a dominant way; it was like an attic that had just been cleaned, but not very well. It was most certainly sweet, and sweet in a nice controlled way. The finish rounded off into a graham-cracker sweetness that was admirable. Body was medium, but it felt lighter without some dominant flavor or collection of flavors floating on top of it, which made it seem lighter and more watery than it was or looked.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: dark, chestnutty brown, with a short, dunnish head. Aroma: chock-full-o-nuts, with lesser tones of cocoa and pepper behind. Rich, creamy, and airy.
Body is full, but texture lacks. Hops are largely MIA.
A drinkable drink, but itís missing much in the way of character, and reminds me too much of a Newcastle.
Toward the end, I felt better about this brew. The nuttiness remained on the palate and ably stood itís ground, but overall flavor should have stood out more. It merely laid about, had no spark or tingle. Too mild for me.