Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby-red with a tan head. Has a weighted body, but it’s relatively easy to drink. Nice balance between dark, sharp roast and sweet, grainy-peaty malt flavors. Some lactic-like sourness and a pinch of bitterness rounds things out well. Subtle flavors and aromas of nuts, caramel, coffee and light spices. Not too shabby, especially for a typically boring style.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured mahogany brown whith thin tan head. Chocolate, roast and caramel aroma. Toasted caramel with a bit of espresso flavour. Medium bodied. Lasting bitter coffee and roast finish
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel/mahogony beer with a light tan head. Caramel, light roast, light coffee and light chocolate aroma. Caramel flavor with light coffee and light fruit. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel and light roast.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured deep brown with a slight reddish hue, capped with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with nuts (almond), cocoa and toffee. Flavor is nutty, with some chocolate and some vegetal character. Medium body. (bottle from 5000 - Thanks Andre!)
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel nose with some fruitiness and light cocoa. Deep crimson in the light looks brown in the glass. A nice eggshell white head and no lacing. Very creamy mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa chocolate in the flavor, nice toffee presence and a crisp, hoppy finish. This is a lovely beer! Thanks André.
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Vacaville, CA. 2008 Reserve. Husky, slightly sweet, chocolate malt aroma with some nuttiness and a little molasses present in the nose as well. Rather aromatic and pleasant. Transparent tawny mahogany body with a frothy, large light tan head. Attractive. Starts a bit metallic with some slight astringency following that. Some husky, grainy, toasted malts are present in the middle. Finishes with a little chocolate and cocoa character. Light, lingering bitterness. A bit thin in terms of the body. Not bad for a relatively boring style.
Beershine (5213) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark brown grizzly bear color. hardly any lacing. Dry, brassy aftertaste. Some chestnut. Not too sweet. Pretty good for a style that often induces sleep.
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is burnt coffee, chocolate.
Appearance is black with a tan head, good lacings.
F-Flavor is dark roast coffee, chocolate malts, some bitterness. Very god for the type.
P- Palate is just slightly thin for the type which helps make it sessionable.
O- Overall a great session brown ale. Don’t know how it will age but I’m going to buy at least one to try. Nice brew.
dalekliz (862) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hamilton’s, shared with WeeHeavySD. Reddish dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malts. Sweet taste, of dark fruits, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Lingering toastyness. Nice brown ale.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Dark brown with decent head. Solid nut brown that offers light chocolate flavors, with a bit of astringent alcohol coming through that is out of place. You can do better, but I wouldn’t refuse it.