argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, best by 11/05) Huge beige head atop a clear nut brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, citrus, herbal, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, citrus, pine, herbal, nutty. Light-medium body. Much hoppier than most brown ales, a pleasant change of pace.
hopdog (8449) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Johnathan3584 (thanks!). This one opened with a loud psst and the all too familiar gushing of beer all over my desk. Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolates, pine, spices and citrus. Tastes of nuts, spices, pine, and roasted malts. For a brown beer, hops definitley make themselves known in this one (especially in the aroma). Body on the thinner side.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is from beer of the month club. Pours clear red with good head and lacing. Malt nose with hint of chocolate. Smooth chocolate flavor with a earthy bite for balance. Clean flavor. Nice beer.
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Beer of the Month Club. Pours a cola like dark brown with a receding tan head with large carb. bubbles. A bitter brown with mild hops. A little rough on the palate, maybe the spiciness. Ends with a smoky almond flavor. A little bit all over the place.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells nutty with some decent chocolatey notes. tastes of pepper, nuts and roasted malt. Bordering on a porter.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brown ale pours a dark brown color from a 12 oz bottle. Large sized beige foamy head with long lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and citrusy hops with a touch of roasty malts. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are malty and sweet with a touch of roasty malts. Hops are fairly aggressive and citrusy for a brown ale. There is a lot of porter characteristics to this beer, with its roasty and somewhat chocolaty character, Nice soft carbonation. I think I would enjoy brown ales a lot more if they were all more like this one. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown Broth. Deep garnet. Lovely head. Nose is very soft and very appealing. Crushed raisins, caramel and a little bit of botanicals. Hoppy. Malt profile is astoundingly good. Very beefy. Like beef bullion and hops. A little bit of salt and a fair amount of fint bitterness. Nothing overpowering. Slight metallic edge. Slight. Aftertaste is aluminum. Not a bad beer at all.
crazyvin (1837) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish brown color tan head nice retention. cocca and nuts on the aroma. taste was initally sweet with a nice hop presance but the malty flavor was the key in this beer.
sallad (115) - USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish brown with ruby highlights, thick fluffy tan head. chocolate, nutty and fruity aroma -- hits of cherry and apple. crisp bitterness from dark malt and hops laced with sweet malt, toffee and floral hops. finish is bitter with a piney aftertaste. an interestingly hoppy twist on a usually malty style!
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 The aroma was very appealing with hints of toffee. I was slightly disappointed with the flavor only because I’m not a fan of very bitter beers, and this beer has a particularly heavy bitter finish that lingers for a while. If you enjoy bitter beers, then this would be a good choice.