MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had an Imperial Stout aroma with little head. Sweet and chocolatey finish. Is somewhat porteresque. Good.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a medium head of light brown fine to medium sized bubbles that left a fair lacing. The body was an opaque brown color. It had a coffee malt aroma and a nutty mild coffee flavor.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice red hue. The aroma is nutty, slightly roasted with sweet caramel and molasses. Smooth and soft in the mouth, the subtle grains and sweet malt come through. Nice hopping in the finish. A tasty beer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Growler, October 2005: minimal tan head. Sweet and fruity aromatics with some bubble gum and clack berries. Watery edges on top of a darkly red-mahogany. Full body, that though missing any real semblance of carbonation, makes a statement in the mouth. Sweet charcoally flavours, unique and tasty in its own right. 7/4/7/4/14
On tap at the station, May 2003: Dark red brown: fruit hops (some citrus, apples and pears). . . with a great malt presence - great flavour, oak fruits malt (raisins) and some hops in the finish. A great session beer - some interesting roasted qualities that were unexpected and a pleasure. 7/4/7/5/15
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Brown ale. Quite sweet but well balanced with hop finish. Definite oat and molasses flavor.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pleasant cocoa aroma. Dark garnet in color, very small head even after agressive pour. Flavor is strong with chocolate malt, molasses, and caramel. Finish is moderately hopped, but not overly so. Cloyingly sweet at times, making it a beer I could drink only periodically.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, sweet caramel aroma. Pleasing flavor dominated by caramel malt, with a slightly smokey hint tossed in there for good measure. Sweetness is rounded out by a good shot of bitterness.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with red glints shimmering in the light. A beautiful hue the shifts with the light. Roasted oats and wheat, almonds, walnuts, and acorns. A muted bitterness in the end. A steak-like quality.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
With this beer you get exactly what you think you are going to get. A variety of malts and hops forms a combination of flavor that is smooth and a joy to sip.
ElBastardo (13) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I hate brown ales -But this one makes up for the style in general.Wonderfull vanilla nose and a massive malty body(for a brown)make this a American Brown ale masterpiece!