OldGrowth (3120) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint @ Tylerís/Durham. Ok nose, lite nutty, cardboard, caramel. Clean orangy brown color, good head & lacing. Bitter flavor, sharp nutty/roastiness dominates, caramel/chocolate is secondary, but noticable. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Huh, a gold medal for this one? Donít see what sets this above other browns Iíve had. Oh well.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap - J-Bar Aspen Colordao]
Had this great brew at the J-Bar. It was awesome. Thick deep rich brown color. Loved the aroma and the flavor was also very good. Deep rich malt flavor and a hint of spices thiswas a great beer for the night. Good Brew by SKA.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo í06... Clear, deep copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Chocolatey, malty nose and flavor with hints of diacetyl. The aroma is a touch floral as well. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet, chocolatey finish.
drywallman (351) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was swigging this one directly from the bottle while on vacation. It had a some slightly brwon ale characteristics with a maltier than average aspect. A little roast was thrown in also. You could easily drink a lot of this one.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky brown with a tan head and big, spotty lacing. Nutty and slightly bitter with some roast. Flavors are much the same as the nose, but more bitter. Cloying finish with a heavy mouthfeel.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tylerís in Durham, NC. Ruddy brown color with thin tan head that laced the glass. Malty brown sugar aroma with a touch of sprucy hops. Dry and earthy with subdued chocolate flavor and a mild roasty finish.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark brown with a little lacing. Aroma was malty towards bread. Initial flavor was acidic with a stale coffee finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark coffe brown with shallow creamy froth. Smells of fresh dark malted coffee. Medium nectar weight with ample residual effers. Flavors of leather are forward with coffee, coaco, charcoal, with a slight nuttiness. Dry with a nice mellow bitterness on the finish. Well ballanced.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2006
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very disappointing. Iíve sampled a few good things from SKA but this was awful. Foul aroma of gutters after a rain with a taste to match. Just a bad beer.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Whoa, the aroma is smack-you-in-the-face bad. lol. like a sewer hole in NYC where the steam rises up and you try to stay away from it cause youíre afraid youíll smell all day if you walk over top of it... that kind of bad.
The appearance is thin and watery with some light brown/amber colors. The flavors arent too bad though. Some maple syrup and nutty flavors, along with some toffee and chocolate undertones. Lots of carmel, decent malts. Mouthfeel isnít bad but itís way overcarbonated and thin.