spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, spicy aroma. Pours a perfect medium brown with zero lacing and just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is sweet, slightly hoppy with hints of caramel and grain. Palate comes on smooth and unfolds on the tongue with an excellent finish. I love this ale.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty impressive for a stiyle im not too fond of. A nice roasted aroma sweet and spicy. Full flavored , some hops bot many different malt notes from caramel to oats. Some nutty notes too.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Contrary to what you might believe, it is not recommended that you give this beer to your dog. Your dog drinks out of the toilet. In other words, give him Anheuser World Select.
Seriously, this is a pretty damn good beer, deep brown like the name implies, with a great balance of malty ale flavor in the mouth and fragrant hoppiness in the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich nut brown with mahogany hues throughout and a tiny tan head that mostly dissipates, but does leave enough for some thin lacing. Aroma is a complex mixture of roasted caramel malts with a hay/straw blend and a bit of yeast on the nose. Some faint hops tickle your nose gently as well. Wonderful caramel malt flavor and roasted nuts mix initially then leave you with a creamy hop finish. Palate is creamy, clean and smooth. Once again, many thanks to dirtymike for this brew.
Foxbush (1531) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a 2004 Christmas present. Modest head that did not last. Color deep reddish brown. There was not much here. Hint of hops. It was drinkable but not special.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.19.04 12oz bottle. Yep, it’s brown. Nice aromas of caramel, coffee, lots o’nuts. Flavor is woody and full of more nuts. Sweet, but not as sweet as some browns, this one has mroe hop presence and that’s AOK. Soft and not too sticky, doesn’t let sweetness take over. Some sourness on finish similar to the Brooklyn Brown. Nice.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little cloudy amber brown and quick dissapearing head. Nutty dark malt, a little chocolate and some light bitterness. Tastes a bit grainy, it is also nutty and somewhat sweet with a little balancing bitterness.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear ;ight brown. Nutty mildly sweet aroma. Flavor is very typical of an american brown ale. Nutty, hints of earthy malt, light caramel. Medium light body, medium bitter.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a truely great beer. Deep nut brown, slight orange tint. Medium tan head. Full sweet roasted maltly aroma, with a little alcohol. This beer really bursts into your mouth with amazing roasted malts, caramel, spice flavors. Great balance. Sweet finish. Very good brown ale. I have yet to try Rogue HazelNut but I think these two would be close in my book.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - many thanks to slob for the trade! Pours brown - clear dark reddish brown when held to light - with a generous tan head. Tempting aroma - lots of roasty malts and fragrant hops. Flavor is rich, dominated by the roasty sweetness, I also get a bit of dark fruit along with floral and earthy hops that leave a tingly, bitter finish. Light to medium body, crisp, biting carbonation. Very pleasant beer!