Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a MoriMoto bottle. Red brownish color, with a medium fluffy tan head. Malty, nutty aroma, choco, some hops and chewy toffee. Very nutty flavor, with some sweet ad nice undertones. Tastes like some kind of sweet dessert liquor. Very nice flavro and a very nice and balanced brew. Excellent!
Tejas (890) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Re-Rate. This bottle was far better than the first. Really big nutty flavor and a lot of it. Has a nice finish. Great brew to gnaw on for awhile. Only downside is the smell. It didnít taste anything like it smelled. I picked up prunes and maybe raisins. Two fruits which I absolutely HATE. Itíll get high marks on the re-rate from me with the exception of the Aroma category.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with an amber hue and light brown head. Aroma is of light roastiness and hazelnut. Taste is nutty with notes of chocolate, maple syrup with a hint of smokiness, molasses and coffee. Pefectly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Pretty complex. Goes down very smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round but ends a little watery. Overall, a great brown ale.
SDalkoholic (2185) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Warm leather brown hue and thin almond colored head that fizzed out rather quick. Nose is a regular brown ale styled and has traces of sugar and caramel malt. Flavor is delisicously nutty and is made up of brown sugar, caramel and hazelnuts. Also has a sweet syrup and toasted malt taste. The best brown ale i know of.
shadey (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is a brown with a creamy tall head.
The aroma and taste are extraordinary. Just plain outstanding. A sipping beer to be sure, but totally delicious.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
poured a very dark brown with no head.
sweet creamy nutty aroma with a tangy rich sweet chocolate tast.
I just dont like sweet beers and this is to sweet for me
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 22 oz. Field rate (paper cup). Morimoto was on the bottle. Mostly clear brown w tan head. Aroma is spicey malt w mild hops. Flavor is creamy malt w a cocoa and mildly spicey hazelnut tang. There was a sharpness (alkaline taste) and a touch of thin & watery to the mouthfeel. Perhaps it was an old bottle. Medium bodied. This didnít appeal to me. Brown ale isnít really my style anyway.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 I hate brown ales. I mean I really canít tell you how much I despize this style of beer. i also canít explain to you how much I loved this beer. Pours a deep dark brown, or really a deep dark maroon. Nice beige off white head. Nose is very figgy. Also notes of stewed plums, tobacco, brown sugar and hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are very prominent in the palate. Malts are exquisite. Nice and roasty. This is a great brew.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Aroma is sweet creamy nuttiness. Dark brown with a light brown head. It made me say "Oh ho!" after my 1st sip. Man this stuff is GREAT! Has a good malt character with a strong sweet chocolate taste. This is complemented by a strong sweet hazlenut taste. Rich, malty, creamy, nutty, smooth, chocolatey. This is one of the best beers I have ever had the opportunity to enjoy. Unbelievable!
run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good tasting beer. A dark tasting beer with hazlenut aftertaste. Very good tasting beer. With lots of potential would buy this again.