jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a tan head that laces with dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, sweet. Minimum carbonation/mild effervescence.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
typical dark brown color. tan head. there was nice lacing on the glass. slightly malty with an undistinguishable aftertaste that was mildly unpleasant. i didn’t get any of the chocolate though
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of medium roasted malt and milk chocolate. Soft carbonation and smooth pleasant mouthfeel. Nice brown ale flavor that is not too sweet, but with a touch of cocoa. A wisp of hop bitterness on the finish, that is slightly watery. Interesting twist on a rather simple style.
mwoolley (5) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2006 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Medium-dark in color; syrupy, full in the mouth. Flat, dull wood flavor lacked enough roast and suffered from a lack of any hoppy bite whatsover. Not a favorite.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze body with a small, silky off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee plus some cooked squash notes. Very chocolatey, under-attenuated flavor with medium-high sweetness and low hop character. Apparent roast produces some moderate bitterness. Somewhat cloying flavor and mouthfeel. Seems poorly refined, but maybe that’s the idea.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better beers I had at the brewery. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts. Poured brown. Sweet flavor, caramel, roasted malts, mocha. Good beer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brewery: Smelled of alcohol, caramel malt, and Marsalla wine. No hop aroma. Poured dark brown. Medium light brown head diminished. Clear. Slight lacing. Flavors of coffee, alcohol, toffee, and nuts. No hop flavor. Heavily sweet, not bitter. Short sweet finish. Light body. Average carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average Brown Ale.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampler. Very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is of smoky malt, some grain, roasty. Taste is smoky, malty, slightly roasty- some balancing bitterness. Different, I wouldn’t think this was a traditional brown ale but I enjoyed it.
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wouldn’t give this any award. This was hugely smoked. Some girl insisted it tasted like bacon. She wasn’t too far off. It’s an interesting brown ale to say the least.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Citrusy, thin and light in body with a touch of roast to round out the flavor. Uneventful, like Nodding Head Brewery itself.