5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours dark brown, large tannish frothy head, sticky lacing, with very light carbonation.   Nutty aroma, slight malt and grain.   Slight roasted malt on the tongue, slight oat or hay.   Semi-sweet too.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes clean, lingering roasted malts with a touch of nuts & oats.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 12oz bottle:
Pours a Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is nutty with notes of vanilla, malts and carmel. Tastes like it smells just with a little bit of chocolate in there and the carmel is in the after taste. A very good well balanced beer.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mmmm very nice indeed. Pours a deep amberish brown with a slight tan head. has a chocolate malt aroma as well as flavor. has a nice warming to it. very good brown ale.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong alcohol flavor, tasted a little like brandy. It was good, but the alcohol flavor outweighed the others.
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice dark red, a porter/stout combo. with just enough hops to make it interesting. Love the chocolatey flavor- a very good winter warmer. I love malt and this has just the right amount.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deeper brown, tan head. Chocolate malt aroma, sweet molasses undertones. Similar flavor, well-defined malt, underlying sweetness. Medium bodied, very drinkable and well made, but overall it was just kind of boring. Their regular brown ale is better.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep garnet in color. Tootsie roll aroma. Chocolate and cherry brown ale with a definate chalkiness. An interesting beer and well crafted, just not my favorite. Thanks to Andre’ for the sample.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy chocolate nose, nice rolling mouthfeel, slighty roasty chocolate flavor, hint of hops, carmel maltyness, a solid brown and a popular one in Eugene this weekend apparently, gotta love the sales at PC Market..
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red out of the bottle with a tall light tan head. This brew had a really nice toasty taste to the malt. Aroma was roasty and warm with a faint floral hopping. Very well balanced beer that was very smooth and had a nice thickness to it. This is probably one of my favorite winter releases.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, surprise surprise, pours a dark red. Little to no head. Has a very nice sweet malt aroma with a caramel presence. Awesome roasty nutty taste.