JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown color, just like the dog on the bottle. Barely any head, just an odd bubble here and there. Smells of mild hops, apple cider and cinnamon. Taste caught me by surprise: chocolate malt/coffee palate after smelling fruit. Weird. Aftertaste is grapefruit-hoppy, turning watery with hints of alcohol.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool label. i don't like dogs much but this works very well. The beer's cool too. brownish color (duh) with virtually no head. Malty aroma that continues deeply in the flavor.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown/orange. Little head, no lace. Nose of malted barley, slight caramel, hint of chocolate and hope. Nice medium body, lots of malted barley character and zingy hops. Dry lasting finish. A decent brown, I had a little too cold I think so it deserves a re-rate one day.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark colored beer with a good head that lasts. Nice mildly malty and hoppy aroma. Good malty taste with just the right hop presence. Nice finish. Good all round beer.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and slightly fruity. Good ale with a nice hops bite at the end.
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a very thin head. The smell was pretty subtle, but somewhat hoppy. The taste was a great mix of malt and hops but not too much else to the beer. Medium-bodied and average all around, this beer is decent for the style, but nothing spectacular. Tasted at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasty brown ale with hints of nutty goodness. dark amber in color with a thin, cream colored head. mild chocolate nose leads to a malty mouthful of flavor. yummm!
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale was a little too heavily hopped for the style, although it was still very good. It had a nice malty, chewy, nutty taste to it. Come to think of it, this beer might not have been as interesting without the high hop presence. I would definitely try this again.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahh, yes! Here's an American Brown Ale that I can enjoy. Surely it's hopped to the hilt, but nevertheless there's a pleasant malty sweet backbone that makes it all go down just so easily. Nuttiness is perhaps this beer's most noticeable feature - in fact, the nuttiness is so obvious, this should be the newbie definition of a "nutty beer" if one can't find a bottle of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. I'm thinking that what I like about this brew is its sweetness. Note re label: the brown dog depicted did not appear sufficiently "old".
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells malty all the way. Dark amber color, slim white head. Taste is predominately malt, which isnt my favorite. The hops need more representation, or less for the malt. My girlfriend loves this, yet I will definately pass this up in the future.