hotstuff (4142) - 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 (1813) - 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 (2221) - 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
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut brown with airy but firm head. Thin consistency, but pretty solid nutty and bittered flavors here. This is a good brown ale.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sweet malt and caramel, floral hops, and a bitter finish. Not as enjoyable as the more bitter amber Genesis Ale, but again a pleasant surprise. I had expect the beers to be some sort of joke or novelty item; they are both pleasant, drin\kable ales.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with a small head. Good aromas of sweet caramel malts. Medium-thin feel with more roasted malts, some hops and an overall nutty flavor. Good balance of flavors, not bad for a brown, which I usually find unimpressive. Thin, sour finish.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some toffee, faint nutty. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, light roasty, molasses. Medium body, lightly sticky.