PorterPounder (4931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Rerate Much more of a pronounced chocolate flavor, nice looking pour Original 3.2 Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Savannah, Ga. Dark brown pour, light mocha colored head, slight coffee aroma. Flavor has some dirt flavors to it with some underlying bittersweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is slighlty creamy. Overall decent, tastes like it is "organic" though.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Either my palate was completely trashed by the few previous beers or this had absolutely no taste. Iíve never seen a beer this dark with so little flavor.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice big chewy brown ale. Some chocolate and roasted malt really come through with the hop spice balanced. Doesnít really fit into any style, itís special on itís own. 37 out of 100? Does anyone here like beer?
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown/amber color,small head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.Light malty aroma with a little roast and some hops.The flaovr is pretty decent actually.Chocolate and maybe even a bit of caramel in there along with a nice roasty side,nicely sweet in the beginning with a mild bitterness at the end.Not exactly the brew God was thinking of when he handed down the great idea but it is pretty decent any way.LíChaim
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malt, light caramel, light cocoa and faint nuttiness. Taste is lightly roasted malt, mild caramel notes, light hoppiness and watered down coffee. Body is smooth and slightly creamy with mild lingering bitterness. Finish is lightly roasted with some caramel and light nuttiness.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate. The color is much like coffee, the head is thin and full. Taste has hints of metal, chocolate, coffee, caramel, banana
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and rich brown, near mahogany, with a medium-sized tan frothy head. Hoppy caramel malt aroma with a faint roastiness to it. Patchy thin film lacing. Slightly bitter roasted caramel malt flavor with a hoppiness in the middle and a slight chocolate coffee finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing, smooth and creamy palate.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the messiah poured a drak brown in color until held up to a light.then it turned a nice looking ruby red.its funny that this is called a brown ale cuz it smelled a little "brown" when i opened it.but we wont go into that.....i walked away from it a bit.let it sit,and came back.i then recieved an aroma of brown sugar.(and thats alot better)the flavor was really nice,with some brown sugar,hops,and caramel malts.i would be really into this,if it didnt have the initial aroma.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small ivory head that fully diminished, fair lacing, fine-medium sized bubbles, very little carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma was malty, roasty, caramel, some coffee. The flavor was sweet, caramel, and malty. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Decent and quaffable.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown, tan head. Yeasty/spicy aroma. Some roastiness, herbal hops, slight sourness, bitter finish. Medium-light body. Not bad but not great.