ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks ogglethorp! - Pours a dark brown with a small tan head...aroma is toasted nuts and bready, cocoa malt...flavour is grainy chocolate, burnt toast bitterness with a clean finish...very nice!
Headbanger (2735) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 3/30/09 (Glen’s Market)-Pours a medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight chocolate. Flavor the same with some more malt and chocolate. This medium bodied brew is nicely done and well balanced.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from dmschefke. Thanks! Pours a clear brown color with lasting, creamy beige head. Smell is toasted and almost roasty grains with a chocolate hint. Taste is semi-sweet, chocolate malt and caramel with a very light balancing bitterness. Some cardboard and off flavor and a bit watery in the flavor, but not too bad. Medium to thin body and normal carbonation. Decent brown ale.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at a The LoSBD meeting, thanks to RAYBOY01: This poured a chestnut body with a short-lived white head. It had a rich caramelly, malty aroma with a touch of milk chocolate. The flavor was much the same and had the addition of a light nutty bitterness. Quaffable.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy brown, medium quickly disappearing head, not much lace. wine-y airy nose. flavor is chocolate. medium body, mildly sweet finish. a pretty forgettable brew. sampled at a LoSBD tasting, sample provided bt rayboy01, i think.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. A somewhat smoky well-caramelized brown malt, with a touch of burnt toast, some light sea salts and a bit of oat. Okay. Pours a well-hazed ruddied brown, with minimal off-white head. Flavor is a bit peculiar. There’s a mashup of cold cigarette butts, some light elephant and rubber, flared with a bit of styrofoam a la bad water. Deeper, chewier caramels come up from the bottom. A nip of tang. I’m not sure this is working for me. English style yeast gives a mostly clean finish. Meh. Thanks Sean!
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Northernbrews for the bottles. Looks light, tastes light. Caramel and an almost strange toasted malt. Not a warming and rich malty flavor. I know this is their basic brown, and I love Short’s, but this isn’t doing much for me.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Bottle. A clear dark reddish brown color boday with a thin off-white head, light to medium carbonation. Aroma is toasty,nutty,sweet dark caramel with a chocolaty note. Flavor is really clean, roasty a bit of smoke,caramel,toffee,and just a hint of bitter chocolate, lite spicy hop tones,clean crisp mouthfeel,light to medium body,very quaffable, I seem to gulp these down pretty fast. A long malty finish,. A solid Brown Ale.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darklord day satanding in line to get popskull i meet some one and can.t remember his name who told me he would give me a bottle of this for nothing in return I told him where our table was and later on this bottle showed up I shared with a few close ratebeerian friends and who ever else was around iight brown in color off white head aromas of roasted chocolate malts and nuts with flavors of the same smooth and thin a solid brown ale
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour that easily allows some light shine through the pint glass, some carbonation. Aroma is nutty/somewhat smoky. Flavor is roasted malts, some vanilla and finishes a little nutty and smoky. Ok beer, but nothing more.