waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. dark copper/brown pour with thin head. clarity. funky roasted malt aroma, nutty, caramel and toffee, mild spice aroma. medium body. spice up front and solid throughout aftertaste. roasted nuts. tastes of a heavy amber with winter spicing.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22-oz bottle purchased at Coaltrain in Colorado Springs, CO. Pours clear brown with a small, rocky, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, chocolate, caramel), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather, must) with notes of toffee and dates. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish, slightly dry. Long duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; heavy roasted nuts and grain flavor, slightly charred.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample from beer distributor at Dilly Deli. Poured a clear dark ruby color with a moderate frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium toasted hazelnut malty aroma. Medium body with a dry ground shell texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Pours reddish amber with a thin off white head. Has an atypical aroma of milled soybeans. Roasted with some coffees. Not very great due to the burned taste.
eaglefan538 (2779) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Half Moon, Kennett. The pour was brown, some orangey hues, ok initial head, but it subsided and only gave moderate lacing. The aroma was light chocolate, some roast, piney hop aromas. The flavor was chocolate, caramel, toffee, light toasty notes, some woodsiness. The mouthfeel was moderate for the style, a little syrupy twist, but not really "full" feeling. An ok brew, but one I wouldn’t care if I had never had it.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours brownish red-orange with an orangey-beige head. The aroma is toasty, some spices, some caramel, and some wet cardboard. The flavor is very toasty with some caramel in there, too. The finish is very strange, like nut shells and fresh lettuce. It’s really distracting.
heemer77 (5011) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Light colored for a brown ale as it is a dark amber. The head is a yellowish off white. The aroma is grainy with some strange dandelions and musk. It smells like a dusty old book in a library, like it’s 75 years old and hasn’t been taken off the shelf in years. The taste is light toffee and black tea. There is a little bit of milk chocolate in the finish. The body is light with just a little carbonation. This is a solidly made brown ale, but the strange smell is a little off putting.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear mahogany with a sturdy tan head that showed reasoanble durability and lace. Caramel, pine, spice, and some nice roasted aromas. Medium body and carbonation that leave a dry, and very slightly astringent palate. Sweet burnt caramel flavor that succumbs to a a spicy, softly bitter finish. Very drinkable holiday offering.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brown appearance with a moderate beige head. The aroma is rather faint with hints of caramel, nutmeg, and brown sugar. The flavor contains quite a bit of nutmeg and also some chocolate, caramel, and toffee. The palate is a little thin. Some sourness exists in the aftertaste. Overall I thought this was a pretty good brown ale.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Majestic brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuttiness, and a touch of coffee bean. Palate is roasty (almost smokey), malty sweet, and a bit of a welcome bitterness that completes the finish.