TheBeerGod (5174) - 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 (9431) - 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 (1775) - 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 (4058) - 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.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is essentially the big brother of the Genesis ale, with the same basic flavour, but, as the name would suggest, it is a bit bolder and darker. At the end of the day, however, it is ultimately a generic brown ale.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color with a bit of red. Sweet toasted malt aroma with a similar taste. Finishes clean. Not too interesting, but not bad.
JMerritt (1770) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with flecks of garnet. Head is initially medium and light brown, but quickly fades to nothingness like the head of a quickly poured soda. Slight whiffs of brown sugar and roasted malt in the aroma. Mildly sweet flavor, again with brown sugar and molasses notes, with a moderately roasty finish. Traces of aspirin in the aftertaste. Very lightly bitter. Carbonation is a touch too high, and the body is rather thin.
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep brown colour with a tinge of red. aroma of roasted malt, rasins, caramel, and plums. Flavour is sweet and malty with notes of caramel. the body is a little bit thin. pretty good