gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, medium brown color, nose of sweetened coffee, very malty, tasty, somewhat like Amaretto.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brite brown color. Little to no head, dissapated quickly. Rich caramel and roasted malts, somewhat nutty in flavor. Slightly sweet and well balanced.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good malty, somewhat sweet aroma. Good balance of malty sweetness and bitterness throughout. One of the more enjoyable brown ales I have had.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light brownish red with a miminal head. Ab aroma of malt and caramel, and taste of caramel and hazelnuts. A slight citrus in the finish. The beer softens and opens up with more flavor as it warms. A good choice.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown body with a full inch white head that quickly disappeared. The aroma has a nice nuttiness, chocolate, whole grains and lightly toasted bread. Light, drinkable body with nice smoothness. The flavors continue to show the heavy malt tendencies. Nuts, breads, grains, and a little roasted character. Easy to drink but rather unremarkable otherwise.
hopscotch (10557) - 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 (3004) - 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