hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling clear, copper ale with a large, frothy, off-white head... which diminishes to a small, creamy, lasting head. The aroma is all about milk chocolate, pecans and caramel... a turtle, basically. The flavor is well-balanced, chocolatey and nutty. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey, dry finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling chestnut browns and oranges, lasting creamy off-white head. Nose is malty, nutty, roasty, earthy and a bit sweet. Flavors add some citric hop qualities that balance out the nuttiness and hints of chocolate. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, semi-sweet nutty finish. A nice surprise from the well known NG fruit beer gods.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Morels restaurant, Middleton. Beautiful light brown, moderate, though lingering head with nice lacing. Surprisingly rich, chocolatey flavor though body is on the light side. Moderate finish with a slight roasted ping of bitterness. Immensely drinkable.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, Guu’s Stevens Point: deep red-orange amber, with flecks of cocoa that produces a stained glass effect, varying lights drastically changes the colour. Nutty, hop aroma that leans more toward pine and IPA qualities than the Brown ale side (which turns out was a nice change of pace and added some complexity) . . . flavours were well rounded with some hazelnut and chocolate as well as some pine sap and even a good caramel malt bill. Not quite what I was expecting, but tasty no less.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque brown color with a thin white head. The aroma hits you right away: sweet, malty, grain... The taste is nice. The malty flavors are very enjoyable. thx captaincouger
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, thats pretty good. Darker hazy amber in colour with a thin long lasting white head that leaves great lacing. The nose is very malty and sweet. The taste is just fantastic with lots of sweet malty and caramel taste just good. kind of reminds me of an imperial stout flavour, but not really.
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
medium head, dark amber color, sweet malty nutty aroma, caramel and lightly smokey palate (very pleasant), clean lingering finish with a lot of character. Excellent brew.
jtw (1118) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fizzy copper color with a small head. grapefruity nose with some sweet and dark malt. very mild and smooth, solid caramel malt and full clean finish.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly light brown color with no real head. Aroma and taste are both of caramel and walnuts with a healthy dose of malt. Not what I was expecting at all from a brown ale, my opinion of the style being based on Newcastle, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle: This beer pours a fairly clear amber color with an off-white head. It didn't linger for long. The aroma is caramel malty with some roastiness. A bit nutty also. The roastiness comes through in the taste with a good malty body behind it. Some nuttiness also. A very nice beer.