JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, maybe opaque, pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Flavor to me had a roasty or almost smokey flavor. Medium body appropriate for the style. Roast(mostly) and a little bitter on the finish. Pretty good brew.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasty/toasty aroma w/ an opaque brown color an a large tan head. Light toasty, nutty taste. Medium body. Quite drinkable
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) A nice thick, rich, chocolatelyy flavor. A nice head. This is a rich beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, good head formation. Chocolaty and hoppy on the nose. Palate is sticky and chocolaty while there's a nice hoppiness in the finish that just about cuts through the sweetness. Roasted chocolate lingers well into the finish.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Dark red brown body. Aroma is nutty, with medium sweetness. Taste is quite nutty, very malty, slightly bitter, and smooth.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cocoa and roasted grains in the nose. Dark ruby-brown color, decent head retention. Nutty, malty, chocolatey flavor. They should just call it a brown, b/c it's somewhere between a brown ale and a brown porter.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance of a porter with a gourmet dark ale taste. An excellent brew by an excellent company. Disregard the infected ratings-this brewery is completely safe, legitimate, and the largest barrel production in Arizona.
greggy99 (2) - USA - OCT 20, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 09/19/02: Pours a clear dark brown, the head is light chocolate, frothy, long lasting, with decent lace. Nose is nutty sweet, malt, caramel, the front is sweet, the top is light to medium. Finish is moderately carbonated, somewhat dry, well hopped, and a quite drinkable beer. A middle of the road ’Nut Brown’, drinkable and worth a try, but may be a bit to sweet for many as it is for me and I must ’Downgrade’ it a bit. Ranks #722 on my current 1000 beer master list.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, medium head. Roasted malts, good nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Slightly hoppy. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter