Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the micro-brewery tavern/campground near Unity, Wisconsin. Pours a dark copper amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of rich caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, some apples, roasted nuts and milk chocolate. Taste is medium to full bodied, light carbonation, with flavors of rich semi-sweet dark malt, brown sugar, roasted nuts and some roasted dark grain. Finish is semi-sweet with a caramel and brown sugar aftertaste. The nut brown ale is a major improvement from its old location. A little more maltier than the past recipe. The campground uses this beer with their fish fry. Definitely worth trying.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent brew. Pours beautifully with a light brown body and big fluffy almond coloured head. soft sweetness and nutty character all the way through. Aroma is sweet, taste is of honey roasted peanuts and apples.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear mahoganey brown color; red hints. Minimal creamy off-white head.
Fruity chocolate aroma.
Flavor… nutty malt, chocolate, dark berries. A bit thin and the berries give it a slightly sour finish. But overall, not too bad.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown body under a light tan head. Aroma of dark caramel malt, milk chocolate, and a touch of nuttiness. It was rather thin and watery and lacking in any real depth but wasn’t awful, either.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark brown body. Not much in the way of carbonation or red coloring. The head is thin and slightly khaki. The armoa is typical with caramel and a dose of chocolate. There is also some hints of wood. The taste is old dry wood with a little bit of day old coffee. There is also some very subtle note of chocolate, but it is overwhelmed by the wood and old coffee. Bad finish.
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Not much going on with this beer, not much flavor for a nut brown, and what flavor there is isn’t especially pleasing. Moderate sweetness, chocolaty and light toasty maltiness, and by the power of suggestion, I think I detect a hint of nuttiness. A bit more nutty in the nose, but again, I’m getting mostly sweet chocolate. The body is way too thin for the style, bordering on watery, especially in the finish. Light-medium brown body is capped by a standard size off-white head that settles to a wide ring, leaving bits and pieces of lace on the glass. Much better than the other LogJam beers I’ve had, but that’s not saying much. Even though this one is palatable, I still won’t drink it again because it’s below average for the style.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The best of the LogJam bunch (but you’ll note my rating is mediocre), this has a nice pour, a reddish brown color with a bubbly (if short lasting) light tan head. The aroma is a caramel malt, slightly nutty, with a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel is LogJam’s signature Watery. The flavor is a thin, sweet maltiness with some chocolate and vanilla, sadly bereft of any hop presence. The finish is water.
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ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally a beer by these guys that is not like the other three they have available by the bottle. Has a good dark brown body and pretty good malt aroma. Flavors of nuts, malts, roasts, and caramel are present. This is a beer that I might want to revisite on my next trip up to the land of cheese.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I feel I must pay tribute to new Ratebeerian and most recent new member of The League of Strange Beer Drinkers, El_ Borracho, who went well beyond the call of duty when asked to bring back a few beers from his last trip to the northwoods, and came back with 18 sixers of various brews from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The LoSBD is in your debt...a debt we may never be able to fully repay!
A surprisingly drinkable brown from this brewery and easily their best brew. Some sweet roasted malt flavor and a hint of nuttiness. Perhaps a touch of vanilla as well. But quite thin and watery and basically insubstantial.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a medium to deeper brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, toasted and roasted malts. Tastes of bread, nuts and light toffee. Watery body.