BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask] Very dark brown color, with a really excellent, dense tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors are very nutty, roasted malts, some dark caramel and hop bitterness in the finish. Very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this at MIlly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH. Nice nutty chocolately smell. Black color. Yummy taste! Sweet!
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown black color with a sweet scent to it. Flavor is not overly complex but hop and malts seem to be well balanced. Very drinkable beer.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild nutty character to the lightly fruity, sweet aroma. Opaque dark brown coloured body with ruby tones. Tan/brown head recedes slowly to ring and partial cover. Chocolate, nutty malt character with mild balanced bitterness in the finish. Medium-light body with fair-moderate carbonation. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #14. Small sample at the brewpub, also in the company of Volgon and brewer Dirtymike. Deep brown-black, nearly opaque with a small but lovely bit of head...very, very sweet cherry-hazelnut nose with thick malty goodness...some woody character in the sweet body which becomes fairly dry and just a touch thin at the end...close.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tan ring covers te dark brown hue. Mostly nutty aroma uncovers dry marzipan essence and both earthy and chocolatey undertones. Surprisingly roasty for a brown ale, the nutty maltiness is quickly losing its match in the favour of a considerable dryness. A fuller body would help this one as it already counts on a pleasant creamy texture.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep caramel, vanilla and hazelnut sweetness hug the roasted malt bitterness...Prickly carbonation emphasizes the dry ending...And the mildly complex malts reappear for a final bow...
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Milly’s. Black in color with almost no head whatsoever. Wicked fizzy mouthfeel that was kinda sweet and roasty.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub: Dark brown with a lasting of-white head, roasted aroma, medium bodied with lively carbonation, starts sweet, ends less sweet and a tad bitter, didn’t notice the low alcohol.