hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. This beer formed a small sized tan head that contained fine sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a dark brown hue. The nose was malty, roasty, caramel, sweet, and some coffee notes. The flavor was malty and caramel with a smooth and somewhat thin mouthfeel. This was a medium bodied beer with no lacing. A very drinkable and smooth beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown color,small tan head that had a good hang time.The aroma was malty,caramel sweet.The flavor was roasty malt with a light caramel and burnt chocolate taste.Mildly bitter with a mild hop presence.The after taste is bakers chocolate and medium bitter with a decent mild finish.Very nice brew and much better then there Winterbraun.Well worth trying more then once IMO.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, full disclosure is that I'm not much of a brown fan. I find them missing something. The sweetness is there and there's some bitterness usually, but there's just a huge hole in the middle that leaves me with the sensation I'm drinking water. This is no exception. I've tried to rate it compared to other browns I've had, most notibly Newcastle.
Pours a dark brown with some head. Decent lace. And yeah, I'm a sucker for cool label art.
Smells like coffee.
Tastes of coffee and caramel. Diacetyl. And again, that big hole.
Mouthfeel is the usual watery brown. Decent carbonation. Drinkability is okay.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent non assertive brown. Malt carried the day. A nice session brown
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice little beer -- not very assertive -- smells better than it tastes -- a not too heavy nut brown that hints a nutty, roasted malt but doesn't back it up very much. A good choice, but not the best -- but I'll buy it again.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with a quickly diminishing tan head. Typical raosted orange peel aroma of a brown ale. Have you noticed that brown ales typical do not fair well on this site? I must be beacuse they are all very similar, and this brew is no exception. Chocolate, roasted taste. Smooth medium body. Good but nothing special.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark but clear brown body, small light brown head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Smooth on the palate. Nutty, slightly sweet flavors, hops in the background. Not a big brown ale fan, but this is pretty solid.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, chestnut body with a full, wheat-colored head. The aroma is quite malty, with silky nuts, toasted bread and light caramel. The body is a bit thin, but not overly so. The flavor is rather full-bodied with a nice malty start and a touch of hops to bitter the finish. This is a decent brown ale. Nothing exciting or over the top. Also not something I would drink regularly.
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color; poor head. Very nice aroma, hoppy; litchee, flowers. Average body, quitre weak and a bit sweet, but the flowery/fruitness (litchee) is still present… Just some caramel. Strange but pleasant (because of the litchee.
Reid (2092) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok bought in the 22 oz brown bomber..slighly surreal chappy on the label.
Very nice appearance..deep garnet red coloured beer..appears brown when held away from the light..great frothy creamy off white head.
Aroma is good but a little subdues ,mainly od chocolate malts.
Wonderful tasteing brew...very chocolaty ( dark unsweetned)..very nice hop bite at the end, liquorice.
Great mouthfeel..creamy and smooth all the way.
A very nice and drinkable brown ale..best brown ale i have had in a long time.