Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany with sheet lacing and a foamy head. Light crystal malts and roast aromas. Bitter hops. Caramel and biscuits in the flavor with grapefruit and bitterness. Finishes bitter and malty.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany amber with smallish head. Nice malt cherry nose with some citrus and faint hops. Med weight with a dry hop finish. Hops, light malt, some fruit and a dark roasted backbone. Very nice
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This might be the best brown ale I have ever tried. Citric hops on the nose. Nut brown pour with a nice fluffy head. The hops come through in the flavor, along with the caramel sweet malt. Slight chocolate and faint roastiness. A nice beer in a non-favorite style, tough to finish the entire bomber.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark reddish-brown with a large (4.5 finger) tan head. Aromas and tastes of nuts, roasted malts, caramel and hops. Nice hoppy balance. Citrus. Body a little on the watery side. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Overall, a very god Brown Ale.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice lace. sticky, off white top adorns a dark amber brown body. fairly well hopped, but good balance. caramel malts and citrus hops, must be cascades. malt profile is more prominent in flavor. this is a very drinkable beer
TChrome (1435) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasing aroma with notes of caramel, and roasted nuts. Pours very attractive medium amber with a well retained tan colored head and lots of lacing. Flavor is quite enjoyable with a rather refined interplay between a nice chocolate sweetness and a bit of spicy, hoppy bitterness. A style winner from a very nice brewery.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub. pleasant light brown colour. aroma of treacle and peanut oil. some brown sugar with a little prickliness in the finish. good brown ale
Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok my second bomber bought while camping o the Oregon coast.
Nice enough brew to look at , dark brown.with a fair sized bubbly tan head that went down fast but left good lacing.
Nice aroma a good blend of the dark chocolate like malts and the spritzy hop.
Again the taste is well balanced with the nutty, chocolaty malts dominating at first sip then the hops( Cascade and Mt Hood) assert themselves on the last section of the sip. It says this is an "American Brown Ale" on the bottle and they are not wrong..the hops are very noticable compared to the more traditional English style browns.
Its ok on the palate..but maybe a little on the thin side.
Quite a nice "quaffer"..I would like to taste this on tap at the Pelican someday soon.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark red with a fluffy ivory head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is faint, but malty and sweet. Taste starts malty and ends with a metallicy bitterness. Very thin mouthfeel, very unimpressed. I remember this beer being better the last time i had it, very thin and bland now.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black cherry-like color with good head and lacing. Malty and slightly herbal nose. Smooth malty flavor with a hop bite at the end. Light body and a dry finish.