ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Big thanks to KariCupcake for bringing me a bottle of this from a business trip! Perfectly dark dark brown color with a nice thick head. Wonderful malty aroma which reminds me of some Belgians I’ve had. Fizzy mouthfeel that takes slightly away from the beer, but the malty taste is nice. sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Sweet carmel malts on the nose,cloudy brown with small head. Nicely balanced with hops, no lingering sweetness which is nice. Good fall session beer. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Poured a deeper and cloudy brown with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of little floaters. Aromas of nuts, caramel, and light chocolate. Tastes of nuts, toffee, chocolate and some hops. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 Rerate. Draft. Deep amber, approach brown body. Thick, frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Malty aroma with notes of nuts, caramel, bread and a hint of roastiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter, a bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Thin to medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Thin body doesn’t play well with the malty tastes. Standard fare. lamas (1639) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Different label than that in the picture. Batch ID #6742. Packaged on: January 27, 2005. Pours a hazy amber/brown with a fizzy, thick tan head. Aroma is of toasty malts, caramel, chocolate and some sour hops. Lots of tingly, bitter hops on top of a velvety smooth, chocolate and caramel body. A very slight acidity in the hops, but it’s unlike the sour staleness so common in other brown ales. This is one of the better brown ales I’ve had. It’s almost bock-ish. This was bottled 8 months ago, so I guess it would be considered aged.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Good brown. Thick head, with roasty/biscuity malt aroma. Firm malty body, hopped enough to avoid sweetness, but still is a malty, rich treat. Good on a cool evening. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
this was a damn good brown ale. almost as good as the rogue hazelnut brown, but falls short due to acidity. basically, this had some nice qualities. the aroma was like maple donut frosting with some coffee and chocoalte in there helping out. got lots of malts in the flavor, nice and smooth except that acidic end, and some nice caramel, chocolate and toffee flavors. some butterscotch coming through as well. this kicks some brown ale ass. :) csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2005
12oz bottle. 6742 bottle code. Served at 58.5° in my NB worthy glass. Pours dark crimson red with a small cream colored head that stick to the glass when swirled. It also leaves a coating on the glass. The nose is chocolate, coffee au lait, rich malt, perfumy hops. This is a nice smelling brown ale! The taste is sweet malt, with a malted-milk flavor, milk chocolate, caramel, some mild spicy hops. Nice mouthfeel. Probably the best brown ale I have ever had, I am usually not a fan of the style. Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Clear dark brown color with a medium tan head and thin lacing. The aroma is heavy on the toasted malt, with a bit of caramel in the background. Medium, smooth body with dominant malt flavoring. Sweet caramel and a bit of hops and coffee is also present. The finish is roasty and sweet at times. This beer disappeared in the blink of an eye and I was left wondering why it took me so long to try it. PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy orange/brown, with an impressive thick and creamy medium head, good lacing. Aroma is dark rye bread, some nutty fruitiness, hint of alcohol, and some somewhat damp old woody notes. Sweet caramel malt flavors with toffee overtones. As it warms up you can tast a nice blast of honey coated spicy hops. Very Nice. Nice creamy semi full mouthfeel. QualityBrown. "They get brown you know."