frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a weak, cola-brown with a slight but creamy tan head that fades fast. Burnt & nutty aroma with a splash of lemon. I swear I taste Poblano peppers. Otherwise, all I can pick out is unsweetened iced tea and cereal malts. A weak effort all-around. Would probably be just fine washin’ down some chili, but it doesn’t really stand on it’s own.
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UNCCTF (493) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Deep brown coloring with a medium off-white head. Light on the carbonation, but the aroma and flavor were very nutty with nice malt notes.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a huge fan of nut browns, but I liked this beer. The pour made me wonder whether I had opened a flat bottle. There was almost no carbonation bubbles but eventually a thin head formed. It even laced the glass along the way. It had little aroma, but what little there was was of malt. The taste impressed me. I enjoyed the roasted toastiness of the malt, balanced with enough subtle bitterness to forget the sweetness. I’ll have another, please!
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty good beer and clever name. Nice bottle but the beer tastes like water. I don’t think it is too stout but if you drink enough then you will be buzzin’.
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours coca-cola brown with almost no head. Nose is best part - initially almost meaty, olive and coffee notes. The flavor is almost like shiner bock with a little extra smokiness thrown in - slightly smoky/roasted malt and coffee, biting unpleasant end - dreck.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2005
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aroma of nuts and roasty malts. But boy went downhill from there. Body dark color no head to speak of. Had a watery half sweet maly flavor to it. Roasty aftertaste but nothing special.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
if there was a beer that you wouldnt drink, but only smell, this would be that beer. smells great - nutty, coffee, chocolate, rich, and malty. taste is weak, retains very few characteristics of the nose, and is not really malty like a brown ale should be. a disappointing beer that has tremendous potential if the taste was beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is dark ruby brown with a tan head...smell is richly malty with some nuts and definately caramel...taste is metallic and sharp...disappointing to say the least...
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown with medium off-white head. Caramel malt aroma withy hints of toffee, almonds, and cinnamon in the aroma and taste. Some hops in the finish. Light to medium palate.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts slightly sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. A little thin tasting and the flavors kind of dissipate quickly. There is also a touch of cardboard here as well. Not a great effort. Drinkable, but nothing very notable of interesting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.