nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy light brown-red pour with a light tan head. Toasty nutty aroma, some coffee beans in there somewhere...hazlenut coffee. The flavor is nutty and perhaps a bit soapy. Itís malty over the tounge with a clean finnish.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oranegy brown in color, with thin to average head. Aromas of citrus at first, caramel near middle. Sweet malt taste not too overly complex but well done.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a large beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty with hints of cocoa and wood. . The flavor wass tangy and malty with notes of dry chocolate, wood, and a mild roasty undertone. Medium length finish. Medium body. Well made for itís style.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just an average beer from these guys. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thin tan head. Not much up front a little watery. Hints of bitter dark fruit and spiced nuts throught the middle with a pleasent finish. Lets face it brown ales arenít the best starting points for big flavorfull beers, this is well crafted and to style.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. #7166. Dark and yet clear. Dark tea color. Minimal off-white head. Citrusy aroma. Cherries, strawberries, chocolate and vanilla. Toasty. Lively yet heavy. Full bodied and more so dry. More coffee malt notes. More sharp than the Tilburg I had before this. More hop driven as well. And heavier. Still nice cola-esque
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 12oz bottle.#8212. A nutty, fruity mix. Its as toasty as any malts ive ever tasted. Candy sweet to the finish. An amazing brown ale. It beats the hell outta Newcastle.
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch # 7166. Poured a dark brown. Sweet malty aroma. Good flavor. A good brew.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Poured a cloudy brown color with a good head. Smelled of hops. Flavor had a good mix of maltsand hops. Carbonated mouthfeel. Very good beer, and Great for a brown ale. "
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic brown ale: Sweet, fruity aroma; good brown color. Initial taste of fruity caramel. Aftertaste of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is a tad watery, otherwise simply terrific.
Zeswaft (1725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite style. Luckily itís not very much like any nut brown I know. The aroma is not great. kind of like poop and rotten pears. The flavor is different though. Somewhat nutty, a little chocolate, a little fruit, and a little licorice. I was always curious about this beer but never wanted a six-pack. Iíd say my suspicions were justified. Batch 7111. I think Iíve been either completely disappointed or let down with each of the last 10 beers Iíve had.