Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep chestnut with a beige halo for a head. Smells of roasted malts, nuts, and slight floral hopping. Very roasted dark malt taste, light caramel, nuts, and a splash of coffee. The finish is dry and bitter. Okay.
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bkurtz (994) - PERU - DEC 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a reddish brown wothout much head. Nice balance, nothing overwhelming, but a little watery. A decent brown ale.
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is better than the Genesis Ale. The aroma is toasted malt and resin hops. The appearance is a dark red brown with a medium head. The flavor is complex. It has coffee, molasses, caramel and oddly vegitables. The bitterness in the finish is just right. It’s like coffee with brown sugar. Good stuff.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz brown bottle received as a gift and purchased at Sam’s, Chicago, IL. Spotted in the hilarious Schmaltz Brewery home website. Clear dark brown ale having small diminishing off-white head with spare lacing. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt, dried fruit and toffee aromas. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt, toffee, and toast flavors. Finishes dry with nutty malt aftertaste and tiny hop bitterness. This is a very good drinkable session beer. Thanks Deb!
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly toasted malt and sign of nuts are found for the nose. Possibly the darkest brown ale I’ve seen or can remember of. Lot of sediment floating about and head had a short lived time span. Flavor is tad bit sweet with bitter aftertaste but a much more prominent nut flavor comes through then in the aroma. Perhaps almond or cashews.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a very small dissapering head. Definately similar to the Jewbelation 8 ale. Choclately, molasses on the edge of a toffe/coffee but not enough to call it a porter or stout.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was actually pretty good. I went in with low expectations and found myself with an above average session beer. I know I will choose other beers to stock my fridge but might find some occasional room for this.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with retentive beige head. The aroma is kind of weak, but seems to be malty with some raw grain. The flavor is raisins and hay with some weak hops. I’m not particularly impressed.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05. This was straight foward. Brown body, hop nose. Hop taste. Decent.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell a lot of nose tickling cascade hops. Dark brown with a bubbly, but still thumb thick mocha head. Nice even malt base. Some nutty notes, but they don’t dominate. Has a toned down porter fell to it. A pretty nice brew all in all.