porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours an intimidating ugly brown mud color. Thank goodness the taste and aroma more than makes up for it. Hints of caramel and toffee with some hops in the nose. Tastes of raisins, toffee, maple syrup?, and toasted malts. A very drinkable brown that i enjoy on warm or cold days.
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aftertaste. Love the remnant flavor. Tastes very beautiful. A very different brown but I gotta say I love nuts. I have a pair and I like eating nuts, the other kind of nuts of course. Great Beer from a local brewery, Probably 2nd around here only to the La Conner IPA
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Bottle pours firey amber with a tiny, quickly diminishing, dishwater like head. Light carbonation and light lacing. Very malty on the nose, toasted malts too. Up front its remarkably similar to typical belgian yeast, yet a bit sour. This tastes like no other Brown Ale that I've had. Slightly nutty in the middle and through to the finish. Somethings not right here... tiz not bad, but for a Brown Ale its very different. Not sure if I like this or not. Otherwise, decent body and mouthfeel.
Tried a 2<sup>nd</sup> time and yup, tiz very nutty. Better this time around, not as sour as the first bottle.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice brown body with minimal but lasting head. A sweet nutty aroma. Flavour is nice and nuty and quite creamy with a great smooth finish.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brewery is so close and this is the first beer of theirs I've had - it just never looks too inviting - what can I say? I'm a victim of commercialization. About the beer...very nice malt presence, thick undertones of fatty nuttiness and a mild hoppiness that is nice. The flavor is a bit unusual - there is a bitterness (not hoppiness) in the malt I'm not particularly fond of and an overall feeling of unfinished-ness. Room for growth, but otherwise good.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty, toasty and smooth. Nice aroma. Finishes a bit hoppy, but thats all goodness.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with tan head. Faint fruit nose. Fruity malt taste with faint tinny finish. Good lace
Not one of my favorite breweries
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, medium head. Roasted malt aroma. Rich roasted malt taste, slight hoppyness. Carmel taste noticeable. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is bitter with a slightly sweet element.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Assertive, hoppy (like all their beers); good malt presence (toasty, smokey flavours)...long finish.
BillKismet (3171) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Full brown amber color with a thick, healthy head. Smells of nuts with a stale malt/nut taste and a bland metallic finish.