DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2003 Draft, at Northwoods. Yep, a solid “brown ale” color. Roasty and caramelly in taste, with a good complement of hops. Good, but not quite great.
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful clear ruby black witha shall creamy tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is light roasty, a bit of caramel. Flavor is rich roasty, touches of coffee and smoke. Light sweet, little bitterness, light astringence. Medium body.
pablo951 (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had it on tap at Northwoods BrewPub in Eau Claire Wisconsin. What can I say, the score says it all. I will say it is hazy brown in color low hop aroma and slightly sweet.
ChiGuy68 (346) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted at Northwoods Brewpub. Rich clear brown with off white head. A bit sweet with a touch of hop.
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dekester1 (298) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a very dark, reddish brown with a minimal beige head and like lacing. Aroma was of weak sweet malts. Taste was of roasted/burnt malts with a slight hop finish. Palate was OK. Overall, not a bad brown but I have had better.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Clear chestnut with a thin tan head. Aroma is faint yet malty with nuts and light breadiness. Taste is meh with nuts, malt, toffee and malt. Thin bodied and par for their course.
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle at a monthly geek tasting. Poured to a sampler with a ruby highlighted, dark brown color, modest off white/light tan head foam, and light, streaks & spots of lacing. The nose was a very light, uneventful aroma expression of the flavor, which was light nuttiness, and cloying sweetness of caramel, molasses, and toffee. Toasty malt, hop bitterness, and carbonation were soft, the body was fairly light, and the texture was watery. Nice potential in the variety of notes, but basically came off as an average, homebrew entry.
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Clear brown amber pour with a small white head. Toasted nuts, slight caramel, and a bit sweet. Also watery.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled on draught: Poured a sort of muddy orange colour. Light in the mouthfeel, little carbonation. Some soft cinnamon notes with a sweet malty finish. Thin all the way through with a lopsided watered down finish. This won a medal?
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Brown pour of course. Toasty and a bit nutty. Very smooth with a slight bitterness in the finish, not bad.
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-brown color. Sweet sorghum-like aroma. Rather thin on the palate, but still has a pleasant nutty brown taste. Definitely a little watery and potentially adjunct-ridden.