Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too much tobacco and not enough chocolate, with a relatively thin body. But not as bad as its average would suggest.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not impressive in the least. Pours a coffee/cola from the bottle with almost no head or lacing. Aroma is so slight you almost missed it. With a body like this, you should pay Charles Atlas for some advice on lifting. There isn’t any flavor. I sound too much like Simon, but there’s nothing good to pass on about this one.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light brown with smallish head. Nose has a hint of malt with mild sweetness. Thin body and mild caramel flavor. Finishes without much excitement.
thegreenrooster (3174) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is of dark malts and i get some hops in there. Flavor is more on the malty side with a touch of nuts. Over all one dimential with the malts and nothing else.
heemer77 (5097) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark ruby body that approaches a brown color. The thin head is slightly yellowish in color. The aroma is peanuts with some light toast and a little bit of caramel. The taste is light with some old toffee and a little bit of old coffee. Seems somehow stale, but not like cardboard oxidation. Needs a little more malt to make this interesting.
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a deep and cloudy brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts and toasted malts. Tastes of burnt nuts, toasted and lightly roasted malts, and a hint of caramel. Overall very nutty. Thinner body.
DarkElf (3033) - 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 flavorful brown ale is nutty, sweet and mildly roasty, but there is an obvious yeastiness permeating the flavor, putting a slight damper on the finish of this beer. The nose is sweet and very nutty. Medium bodied, slick and smooth on the palate. Medium-dark brown in color, but fairly clear. The light tan head settles to a ring. Didn’t care for it too much at first, but this really grew on me as I kept taking sips while listening to Twisted Christmas Tunes.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks Degarth.
Aroma was very metallic, like a tap that hasn’t been cleaned. Pour was nice dark brown off white head. Flavor was much better. A lot of malt, slightly sweet and nutty. Palate was ok, a little thick. Overall very drinkable just not a superior.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a thin dense head. Aroma-well, it smells like a nutty brown ale. Go figure. Tastes fairly rich for a brown ale. Notes of nuts, very light smoke, medium sweetness. Rather thick syrupy palate.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Darkening, red-brown with a wispy gray and tan film…rich and darkly charred toast aroma, mostly unpleasant. Body is pretty decent, but the flavours where along the same lines as the aroma: burnt hops and blackened caramel with hints of toasted grain and brown sugar. On the below average end of the brown ales that I have sampled.