crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown thick cream colored head. Great roasted malt flavor, and hops, along with a touch of sweetness. Pretty good beer, very easy to drink.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a tan head that fizzed out quickly. Coffee, roast, and some grain in the aroma. Subdue malt flavor of coffee and roast. Light body with a slight carbonation tingle.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a deep brown with a slight reddish tint and a small tan head. Aroma was of roasted malts and hops. Flavor was roasted (almost burnt) malts with a good hop finish (coffee like) as the beer comes up in tempature turns more towards a bitter chocolate. Overall not a bad brew.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice reddish-brown body. Pleasant aroma with a uniquely delicious nut-brown ale taste. Hop finish that was not overpowering, but heavily prevalent. Caramel flavors were also present. I was pleasantly suprised with this one.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby tinged brown body, small tan head. Malty aroma, touch of a nutty brown ale bite to it. Sweet malt has plenty of earthy nutty notes as well. Average palate. Not bad. Brewnosers Meeting.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown in color, just some red, with a thick, tan head. Aroma is milk, chocolate powder, caramel, and a nice, warm nuttiness. Flavor is not as good as the aroma. It is unidimensional and there is a chalky, hardwater character that distracts from the palate and flavor profile. Softer water could make this exceptional.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has a decent roated malt backbone. Black body with decent head. Flavor is malty and somewhat weak. Malted water. Somewhat of a coffee aftertaste. To much malt not enough balance.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium head. Very dark crimson, clear with worthy carbonation. Aroma is slightly sour, metallic. Taste is caramel, bitter leafy hops, subtle dark malts in the background really round out the palate. Finish is metallic, with caramel notes still hanging around. Nice flavor up front, the rest was a little off.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep coffee brown with a half inch tan head. Nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, malt, and some hazelnut bite after it warms a bit. First taste nice and malty. Malt is bold and rich. Pear, apple blossom, and maybe the slightest hint of toffee. Finishes with more of those rich coffee/toffee malts, light hop bitterness. Great texture: the consistency of 2% milk, with subdued carbonation that leaves noting but the flavor. Well, they certainly got the malt right. The hop side of things is nowhere near as interesting, though the whole package is pretty well balanced. Yea, I could have another. Not quite sure if I’m offended by the shtick (probably not) which is both cute and slightly creepy at the same time. I’m sure Adonai could care less.
patrick767 (3798) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Amusing marketing campaign... I’m going to assume the brewers are Jewish as I’m not sure anyone else could get away with it. Now on to the beer. It’s got a medium head with some legs. Flavor is malty with a dry finish that’s really quite nice. Unlike many here, I like a good brown ale once in awhile and this is a good brown ale. It won’t blow you away, but I don’t think it will disappoint either. Huzzah!