GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roasty and nutty with some chocolate. Tart up front. Flavor is dominated by roasty malt, but there is also a hint of chocolate. Dry and medium bodied.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large frothy tan head... cola-like brown body. Aroma has citrusy rindy hops turn into rusty water and soap. Deeper, concentrated inhales yield a dry lactic character. Taste is kind of sudden with the dry lactic, instantly combined with earthy sour hops. Dry chocolate in the finish. Kind of an awkward taste to me. It tastes (to me) like they did something they shouldn’t have somewhere in the process. Maybe its the hops... There’s just a dry sour character I don’t care for. After a while it grows on you though. However, in the absence of that the beer would be even less interesting :(
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 An <a/href=http://www.workinlate.com/images/beer/p head with pearl-like bubbles forms rocky, tan peaks over a light-hazed copper/mahogany body. Aroma is musty with lemon & light nuts. Later, dishsoap freshness meets dishrag skank. Quaffing the head reveals harsh grapefruit hops (why won’t this head die???) , but body flavor is smoke & lime with earthen murk. Also holds a sharp, sour fruitiness more associative to a Lambic or Sour than a simple Brown.
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Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brownish black appearance with a reddish hue. The aroma is cocoa powder like sniffing a box of Nesquick and some toffee and nutmeg notes. The flavor is quite sour with some brown sugar, caramel, and dark chocolate. I like my browns a little sweeter and less sour but overall this is a pretty good beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours deep mahogany with medium off-white head. The aroma is sugary malt, not as hoppy as the commercial description implies. The flavor is quite woody and tannic with light malt sweetness and a bit of hops. It’s kind of astringent up front, then there’s lots of burnt toast and some bitter chocolate, and a really ashtray-esque finish. Not great.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent aroma of fruit. Bron body with good head that lasted thoughout the beer. Flavor had a juciy plub flavor along with a medium hop bitterness to it. Fruity palate and decent brew,
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-brown with a thin head. Strong aromas of biscuity malts and some herbal hops. Chocolate is immediately evident and complemented by toasty malts and a touch of citrus. Fairly bitter, hop driven finish. Complex and subtle with a good blend of malts.
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 bottle. Sturdy brown, fair head which fades quickly. Aroma is woody and quite acidic. There’s a little chocolate in the body, but mostly a chalky aspect and bitter hops. Pretty biting for a brown ale.
[December 7, 2008]
Bottle best before December 2008, big thanks to the asshole who slipped this into the 6 pack of DR Milk Stout that I purchased at Kroger. Pours brown with a whispy head. The aroma is metallic, barely sour, and has some hints at toasted almonds and meager chocolate. This actually has more chocolate flavor and toastiness than I recall. It’s not that bad, it certainly does not suffer from oversweetness. My palate is first hit with soy sauce, smoked almonds, and copper, then chocolate, then that weird fruity ester that most of the Duck Rabbit ales seem to sport. Okay, not as bad as I remember, but I am still pissed that I got gypped out of my sixth milk stout.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany, small but creamy tan head that produced some pretty nice lace. Roasty malt nose and a subtle hop presence. Medium body with very light carbonation. Surprisingly bitter for a brown ale, although not unpleasantly so. Burnt caramel, citrus hops and a quite dtry finish. Not your typical brown ale, but quite drinkable nonetheless.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer_Hawk! Pours a clear dark brown color with a very small head and a nice ring of lacing that remained through-out the beer. aroma is slightly roasty, but very mild overall. flavor is light with hints of roastiness and hops. It’s a light and very easy beer on the palate. Pretty enjoyable for a brown ale. I would drink this again!