goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear chestnut color with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with strong raisin notes. Lgith fruitiness and a nutty finish. Semi-dry. Light to medium bodied.
BuckeyeBoy (2335) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle Pours out dark amber brown. Topped with a small off white head. A nice aroma nut like a nut brown ale the tast is about the same. Not to bad for a NM brew.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. long neck bottle with no freshness date.
Poured a ruby hued dark brown with a foamy, fluffy off-white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, very minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of raisins, molasses, toasted nuts, a soft caramel and a bit earthy.
Good, even, steady carbonation and a lightly crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, a nice nuttiness and soft caramel, a subtle raisin and molasses, lightly earthy and leafy hops, and a toasted nuts, soft caramel finish.
A nice brown ale from New Mexico, very enjoyable.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Has a sweet malty aroma along with some nut and caramel. Body is dark with a red hue and disipating head. Flavor was mostly sweet malt but also had a mild roast and bitterness to it. Medium body blend that was smooth on palate and left a somewhat dry roasted coffee aftertaste on the palate.
0o9i (436) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Smells great with a full, malty aroma dominated by malts. Appearance is clear, brown with a small head and little lace. Flavor was a let down after the nice aroma. The front is nice with nuts and caramel and chocolate, but the finish is watery and blande. Body wasn’t so great.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of chocolate. Clear, red hued brown. Nice, thick fluffy head. Fruity, caramel flavor with some nuttiness. Fairly watery body. Finishes clean and a bit sweet.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with whaleman, thanks David!) This is a fairly mild and easy drinking brown ale, nutty, sweet, caramely, toasty, very lightly roasty, but minimally bitter or hoppy. Very ordinary, except that I’m really liking the smoky finish, and that is worth added points. Nutty, roasty and malty nose is pleasant but not really all that exciting. A bit thin, especially in the finish, and the carbonation is gentle on the palate as well. Medium brown color is light enough that I can see through the beer and read text on the other side. The small light tan head settles to a ring without leaving any lacing to speak of. Would be a nice, simple beer to keep a sixer in the fridge.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear brown with a small fast fading creme head. Nose does have hints of chocolate malts, some sweetness and sugar-candy. There is chocolate and candy in the taste. Sweet but not over powering sweet. There may even be a hint of smoke in this. Quite a nice surprise for an "ordinary" brown.
SpringsLicker (2941) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This starts out as a good looking brown ale. Dark brown color with hints of red, light tan head which is thick and tight but somewhat fleeting.
Sweet malt aroma with a sharp edge to it that puts off a bit.
Sweet malt flavor with some toasted marshmallow and a bit of chocolate at the edge. Smores? Smooth, a tad thin but overall, a refreshing and drinkable session ale.
Thanks to Whaleman for sending this!
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color. Large sized beige foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts and nutty. A medium bodied nut brown ale. Malts are toffee and sweet, slightly nutty. More nuttiness in the aroma than the flavor. Nice balance. Mild flavors. Very drinkable. Smooth tasting. Very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.