marcus (8803) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dark brown ale poured with a short tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. There is a slightly carbonated mouthfeel and a chocolate malty flavor with a slightly bitter hoppy finish. A very nice brown ale.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted barley and nuts with a sugary sweetness toward the end. Dark brown with hints of amber and a medium sized tan head. Huge hazlenut flavor overwhelms the palte from fore to finish. Tastes like Coffee Mate Hazlenut Creamer in a weak cofee. It does however taste good just overpoweringly one dimensional and not very beer like.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sweet roasty hazelnt nectar aroma. Brown body and decent head. A decent creamy rich nut flavor appeared in the middle. Otherwise I would of thought this beer is just a medium bodyied nut somewhat watery beer. .
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black w/ brown head. hazelnut aroma indeed, w/ a note of chocolate. full bodied, creamy texture w/ chocolate flavor. nutty.
NachlamSie (3210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Had this again on tap after some time apart. Itís a pretty pour with a deep brown color and a tan head. The nose packs plenty of sweet, though roasty, hazelnut scents. Hazelnut is right up front in the flavor, but itís adequately smoky to keep things from being annoyingly fake. Soy sauce, chocolate, and nuts make up the flavor basically. Itís a shade too sweet to be completely exquisite, but when Iím in the mood for a sweet beer, this does the trick. Again, plenty of smoky, semi-meaty flavors are present to keep this from being one dimensional or cloying. Itís a nice beer.
[June 9, 2008]
Bomber at Pisa Pizza. Itís been a while since Iíve had this one. The nutty quality is more out of hand than I remember. Pure flavors of nuts are all over the place on this one. Itís not bad, it actually imparts a nice roasty, chewy quality to the entire brew. Sometimes this walks the line of being too sweet, but itís not bad. I often think of brown ales as having a nutty quality, this one takes it to the next level.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Bottle. Dark colored, large head. Sweet, chocolaty and nutty aroma. Sweet, Rich, full bodied, nutty, chocolate notes, roast and bready hints. Unique beer, very tasty and very smooth.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 [bottle] This is definitely one of the best brown ales Iíve ever had the pleasure of trying. Pours a dark caramel brown with a full head. Enormous malts balanced with excellent nutty sweetness- dark, smooth caramel ending with a excellent finish. This is excellent.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Pours dark with a tan head. This beer has big taste. Rich. Full. Dark. Smooth. Malty with strong notes of chocolate and hazelnut.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head goes quick. Choclate Smell. Dark Brown color. First taste is very toffee hazelnut
coffee. Nothing too bitter pretty smooth sweet finish. If it had more alcohol it would be much better.
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the number one rated brown ale, ya right...Pours a dark brown colour, good head at first, laces well..some coffee in back, bitters r OK nice subtle after taste..could be sweeter and the content was present..