WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is amazing, a deep red, the inishal taste wavers fast, but still is vary intence. There is a sharp bite but with rosty overtones
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a big tan head. Nice lacing as the head subsides. Somewhat yesty nose, the other aromas seem to be coffee and roasted oats? The beer has a nice mouthfeel and a roasted coffee flavor that gives away to floral/citrusy flavor. The finish is mild, but flavorful. This is an interesting beer. Despite it’s dark color and flavor, it is very easy to drink, even in the hot summer heat.
Wetterhorn (6) - USA - NOV 24, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful beer that is quite tasty! Dark, but unlike a stout or porter. Smooth on the palate and makes a perfect beer for kicking back and having with a fine cigar.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesty of ClarkVV: Dark brown, red tints, small tan head that fades. Aroma: Irish breakfast oatmeal, cereal grains, butter, light yeast, chocolate & wheat combo. Taste: mild chocolate, fruit, dark roasted malt, yeast, earthy dirt, carmelized malt, sweet malts.
ClarkVV (4345) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 2004 bottle. Dark burgundy/mahogany brown. Filtered clear, with a small beige head, rapidly disipating and decent lacing. Aroma of Irish porridge, says bucknaked, but to me it smells like hazelnuts and roast. Nothing exciting. Flavor is pretty solid for a regular brewpub porter. Knowing the style and what they aim this to be, I could stretch to say that I taste belgian yeast, but realistically, I would NEVER know this was a beligan traditional brown ale. This tastes like a decent american porter. Roasty, some chocolate and caramel. I’m pretty sure back in 1554 they didnt filter the hell out of this beer. Why does New Belgium filter all of their normal bottle line so heavily???
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing great...but not bad. med dark looking with not much head. probably won’t have again.
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
kind of tastes like slightly burnt chocolate. mildly hoppy. fairly sweet. subtle spices are present. could have had a little more flavor and been better.
badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a small head. Very vegan aroma. Tastes a little like malted Brussels sprouts. A bit spicy. Strange and interesting, but I don’t think I’d keep this around.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany Brown Coloring. Small Head. Didn’t Find This One to Be Very Characterable or Domineering in the Flavor Department. It’s Sweet...With some Spice and Chocolate Tones.. Overall Smooth and Easy Enough to Drink.
sloth (2647) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small light brown head, good retention and a fair lace. Almost black with a dark red glow. Buttery, spicey,malty nose. Medium body, creamy. Medium sweet malt flavor. Hints of fruit, chocolate and a touch of black malt? Some caramel notes also. Dry finish. Thanks Whaledude!