CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Empire State Brewfest. Deep brown-red body and a medium, almond-coloured head. Nice malty nose that doesn’t carry-over to the flavour. Average brown.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpup in Eureka, CA. A nice nutty brown ale, done true to a style that I enjoy. The commercial description is correct, it "is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout." Therefore, a correct and tasty brown.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Worst Label from a cmpany full of terribly cheesy labels. Just awful. Cola colored with a fizzy, foamy tan head. Chocolatey malty nose. Thin and watery with some dry chocolate pie notes. Grainy at the finish. Strange bad coffee flavor in the aftertaste. Alcohol is present which is pretty unacceptable at 5%abv!
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.