Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Dark brown in color with small head and light tan. Very sweet smelling. Can taste the sugar and mollassas for sure in this one. The malt finish seems a little musty to me. Was nice on tounge. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [22 oz. bomber] Pours a clear brown color with a thick brown head. Potent aroma of sweet malts with a hint of citrus and some toasted notes as well. Very acidic taste to begin with. Almost is a combination of several different citrus fruits. This goes way to a smooth and sweet malt backbone and a slightly sweet and malty finish. Very interesting flavors for a brown ale. Especially the citrusy beginning. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Bottle: Pours a deep crimson and burnt hue with a long lasting tan head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of twangy citrus and molasses, caramelized malting, brown sugar, aromatic and earthy hops, walnut, and ginger. The taste starts a unique combination of acidic fruits (apple and grapefruit) and sweet mocha malts. The sugary tones comes through in midsection. Finished with a strong bitter, smoky and nutty quality. The citric twang lasts forever a does mask some of the sweetness. The feel is lively and sharp. Overall, different and tasty for a brown ale. But a still think I would have like to see a bit more malt taste and a little less fruitiness. Worth a try. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
This was just an alright brown. Poured brown with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweetly malty. Flavor is sweet like brown sugar. Overall, taste was pretty mild and body was thin. Ehh. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Quite dark brown. Nice rich flavor with a bit of hops in the end. Nothing to go crazy over, but i unquestionably enjoyed this.
sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Large light brown head, good retention with spotty lacing. Clear, chestnut colored brew. Dark malts nose, lightly nutty with a faint hoppiness. Medium body but still chewy. Full malt flavors, medium sweet,caramel notes, nutty, lightly chocolatey. Laid back hops that are hidden but you know they,re there. Medium dry finish that lasts. Nicely done Brown. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Pours deep brown w/ an off-white head. Aromas of milky chocolate and some coffeish notes. Med bodied. Caramel notes w/ a nice cascade pineyness in the finish. Very good brown ale. donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2005
maybe i was expecting too much. this smelled like pond water, and tasted marginally better. the depth of the dark brown ale was trying to be robust and complex...there were hints of smokey, malty, molasses. other than that, it was just not very good drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
This seemed surprisingly hoppy at first - the hops in the nose are great - but the brown malt comes through in a big way. Very smooth and packed with flavor - robust malt profile, never watery or coppery like brown ales can get. A bit smokey. The balance here is good, and although the flavor is full, it still has an aspect of subtlety and is never overpowering. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. Lively head with a nice nutty aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel and gentle hops. Really drinkable, medium bodied but not too sweet. I’d love to get my hands on some more of this stuff.