argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Cloudy brown body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate, light caramel. Watery light-medium body.
kramer (5244) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown, lots of chunks, enormous white head. Faint floral hop aroma. Flavor is a muddled mix of bland hops and semi-sweet malt. Lots of oxidation present, cardboardy finish. Light bodied, a little thin and over carbonated. Very bland and boring. This is not the first beer I’ve had from them that was over the hill.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
So, this is a double brown ale. Manages to be light on its feet. No idea the ABV. Full of weak coffee, strong tea, earth, dust, cocoa, watery chocolate, and marzipan. Breadiness. Nuts. Light orange-tinted citrus on the finish. Very nice.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium and cloudy copper color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, light coffee and a light earthiness to it. Tastes of chocolate, nutty, light caramel, some dough and a light bitter coffee finish.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/brown color, thin bubbly tan head. Aroma has green hops w/ chocolate caramel malt and orange hints. Flavor has citrus rind with dark caramelly malt and some grapefruit juice added to rind. Very good stuff.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle. Aroma primarily of its malts with just enough hops to make it crisp. Poured a nice light brown with a quickly settling head. Flavor was good nice malts and caramel. Palate was nice, thin but very dry and crisp. Overall I enjoyed this very much
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed copper color with a small tan head. Dark caramel and fresh floral hops aromas (lightly floral). One of the better brown ale aromas. Very dry and crisp flavors. Dry nuts and herbal flavors. The flavors are rather sedate.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber - Hazed brownish amber, thick light tan creamy head. Strange muddled nose on this one with notes of candy wax, chocolate, and florals, with lighter hints of caramel nut. Very bland flavors of all the above with some tossed in bitterness late. Light bodied and thin, soft carbonation, waxy, light chocolate nut finish. Did I miss the point of this one? Either way, I was completely disappointed....
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy dark brown with a slightly yellowish head. The aroma is rusty leaves, caramel and coffee. I tasted light plastic, burnt leaves and a hint of caramel. Although, it was not as bad as that description sounded. Thanks for the brew, Joel.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Joel. This beer pours to a dark brown body with a thin fizzy white head and spotty lacing. The aroma is English walnuts, peanut husks, and a light citrus hops (oranges). The flavor is walnut and oranges. The palate is light to medium bodied and slick.