kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (GBBF): Muddy brown colour. Earthy hop aroma with some nutty caramel notes. Sweet nutty caramel flavour. medium bodied and quite nice.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really wanted to like this more than I did. In fact the flavors are quite good, I just felt this was a bit too watery. Hop and malt flavors are nice with a caramel bite this has. Besides the watery-ness it’s a pretty good brown.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of nuts and malt. Mild flavor of nuts and malt. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aromatic brown ale. moderate brown color w/ creamy head. Nutty, chocolately taste. Very smooth with nice hoppy balance. Would definitely recommend.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF 05’. Not too bad, malty and sweetish to start. Nutty for sure, with touches of caramel. Some aroamtic hops in the finish give it another dimension. Some subtle lychee. A very pleasant brown ale, in the American style.
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GBBF ’05. A bit warm and flat looking by the time I arrived, but even so. Nice enough nutty ale. Some warm choc, with a little bit of sweet hop to finish. Alright.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ GBBF 2005: Dark amber coloured. Light brown head. Caramel and flowers in the aroma. Flarvour is floral, hoppy and herbal. Has a somewhat dusty bitterness in the end. Is quite fresh. Me like.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense GBBF 2005. A muddy mid brown coloured beer with some caramel and good US hop on the nose. The taste is fruity nutty and hoppy. Definitely a US brown and quite drinkable.
harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF
Mid brown colour, some caramel malt and some good hop. This is a pretty good example of this style of beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Continuing my dog beer spree. Pours a fairly clear (but not NewCastle clear) brown body with a nice head. Aroma is mostly nutty but also earthy. Flavor is nutty with caramel. Finishes sweet with minimal hop bitterness. Solid.