GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned: I had this at the Great Lost Bear in Portland in September of ’06. Dark amber in color. Thick but short tan head. Malty flavors with an average taste overall. This beer is good, but not mind-blowing, even in its cask-conditioned state. Appropriate mouthfeel for an autumn ale. Mildly hoppy aftertates. Nice aroma.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear light brown ale, with a tiny head thay sticks to the glass. Nice clean. malty, and dry. The hops are subtle, but they offer a nice spice.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark red/copper. Head vanishes instantly. When I try to revive it by agitating the glass a tan spit textured substance appears. Aroma of cakey malt, with some dried berries and/or plum and a bit of yeast. Mildly sweet malt flavor, like that granulated light brown sugar, with more of the dried berry fruitiness peeking through. Palate was a little too light, and started out too fizzy before completely flattening out towards the end. Potentially good, almost there, but not quite. More work needed on the body.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very mild beer, evident by the gentle malts in the aroma and in the flavor, and a typically British mineral-water flavor as well. ( I actually wrote this before I read the description!) So it is typically British, which for me, means that it is simple and easy-to-drink, without any complexities on the palate. It goes well with food.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium cream head. Nice chestnut colour. Sweet malt scent. Rather thick mouthfeel, bitter malt flavours. Burnt toast and some raisin too.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice ale, as usual, from Geary’s. Characteristics of a nut brown ale, and very enjoyable.
GonZoBeeR (2750) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:nutty malt aroma..
Appearance:Dark Redish-brown,light head..
Flavor:Nutty,light bitterness,light chocolate..
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy cherry body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet dark malty aroma with a hint of molassas. Sweet malty flavor, some light nuttiness.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Smallish beige head that mostly dissipates atop a clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, cherry, some earthy, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some sourness, raisin, earthy, light chocolate. Watery light-medium body.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange-brown color with thick, foamy off white head. Malty aroma, like a mixture of brown sugar, soy sauce, and molasses. Roasty with a touch of bitterness up front, slightly sweet at the end. Flavor isn’t as complex as the aroma.