j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole, thanks man. Pours a clear light brown, a little like rootbeer, with a medium tanned beige head. Aromas of toasted malt, grain, and burnt nuts. A bit thin, some roast malt, a slight bit of acrid graininess. Finishes with a light bitter. Tough to finish.
unclemattie (4036) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Aroma of must books kept in a flooded basement. Watery. Flavor of a stale lager, Very light brown color. 12 sept 08
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, no date from daknole. Copper orange with a one finger yellow beige head. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel malts, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a little more metallic, otherwise the same. not really picking up on any toasted malts or nuttiness. Bitterness peaked at a 2. Thin watery body with light fizzy carbonation. Meh.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to daknole pours a light brown and thin aromas of hops,spices,and nuts taste is of the same nothing special going on here weak and thin
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown color. Some malt. Light palate. Not much here, drinkable enough, if nothing to enjoy. Its a brown ale, so I don’t expect much.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with a fizzy tan head. Aromas of nut, toasted malt, caramel, and honey. The flavor takes it down a notch with only caramel and nut standing out. Medium body and sweet throughout.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks daknole. Clear, medium brown pour with an abundance of beige head, generous lace. Aroma smoke, nuts, somewhat bitter. Flavor is built around bittersweet malts, but more sweet than bitter, big on the light caramels here, also touches of cider, brown sugar, pecan. Thin to medium body, but not at all watery. Nicely drinkable.
beerbill (3272) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with daknole. Pours a hazy brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and coated the glass well with each sip. Pleasant aroma of sweet malt, caramel and just a bit of hazelnut. The flavor lacks any of the sweetness promised in the aroma and consists of malt, cardboard, whole wheat bread, and unsweetened iced tea. Light bitterness at the finish. A bit of a disappointment after a promising start.
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a foamy beige head that left nice lacing and a lasting slick on the beer. Caramel sweetness in the nose with some tea and roasted malts. The flavors have some white sugar sweetness with sweetened tea, an almost raspberry fruitiness and a dry grassy finish. Not a bad brown, but not very interesting.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trade with Daknole as well. Dark brown color, beige head, turned to lace. Malt and nuts on the nose. Some dark sweetness too. Very light flavor. Watery. Too light in the mouth.