YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark garnet color. Huge tan frothy head. More porter than a brown ale. Some chocolate notes. Slight citrus. Smooth. Malty. Decent mouthfeel. Flavor is nothing special but is satisfying. Some hints of roasted coffe and chocolate but only hints. A decent brew.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a small head. Aroma is roasted malts and smoke. More like a porter than a brown really, but not bad.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, was I surprised by this beer! By no means is this the greatest brown ale in the world, but it ain’t bad at all. A great balance of malt and hops. I would try this beer again.
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in June ’03 at the brewery and said: "Quite light in color and body for a brown ale. Aromas of coffee and caramel. I not usually a fan of browns, but this one I really liked. The waitress said it was the locals’ favorite." Tried again June ’04 in bottles. Much less impressed. Basically, there’s nothing bad about it, but not much good either. Dark brownish red color, little head. Not much aroma, little hops or malt, basically just not a lot of flavor. Very gulpable, easy to drink.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby colored brown with roasted malty taste. Smooth and drinkable, this beer has a nice flavor and goes down smooth and easy. Not too hoppy or malty nice balance of flavors that makes for a very tasty beer.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
decent medium dark porter/brown ale, good smooth head and creamy lacing lasting for a moderate period. Smooth and smoky in the mouth.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
05.25.04 Med brown. Little head. Light malt aromas, slightly roasty, rubber(?). Tastes light and roasty, light coffee, some astringency. More like a porter to me than a brown as it’s not so sweet. Good stuff, though from this land of hop-monsters.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Lost Coast. Not a style i usually like, but this works well. Drier than most browns, like roasted chocolate, with some tangy hops, pretty easy to get into.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale is good. Pours creamy and dark. Nice fluffy white head. Flavors of mild chocolate, carmel, and a bit nutty. Nice malt hop balance. Not as full bodied as I would have liked. Overall, pretty good.
UNCCTF (510) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a deep brown with a small off-white head that laced nicely. This was a big brown ale with a nice robust aroma and flavor - roasted nuts and chocolate were the most dominant flavors. I will be coming back to this one.