EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big fan of the style. Light brown with a thin head. Very roasty (seems like victory or biscuit malt). Lightly hopped and very drinkable. Not bad
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a thin head. Aroma of nutty malt, with a slight cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is of sweet malt, roasted nuts, with underlying cinnamon. Slight dry coffee aftertaste.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice Brown Ale. Most Brown's I've had lack real character and flavor. Not so here, tons of flavor and quite enjoyable.
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very clear brown color. Kathy did say she noticed blueberry in the aroma, and I agree. I think there may have been a hint of hazelnut in the taste. It was almost too crisp for me, but overall this is a good, solid brown.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2004 I really want to get more of this. This is easily the finest Brown Ale I have ever had, with a ton of complexity. It has that wonderful quality of being something that can be drunk in tremendous quantity at the same time as providing a ton of flavors to keep one interested.
Update: I was lucky enough to find a bottle of this in Pa., and it lives up to my initial impressions. Superb.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: A very solid brown ale. Most of my notes just say that for a brown ale, it's a good brown ale.
danseltenright (1) - Goshen, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2003 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good full body, good flavor, almost nutty flavor, dark brown color, excellent ale.
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark apple cider brown color. No head. Smells sweet, rich, slight bitterness to the taste. Smooth and tangy? Lot of carbonation. Nice flavor and full body, lots of sediment. Slight bitterness in the back of the throat.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malt and alcohol nose. brown-orange body with minimal lacing. very malty with a medium hoppy finish. alcohol is apparent, especially as the beer warms. (note to self: when cold, this beer had some hints of raisin but the raisin taste disappeared once the beer warmed).
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown to red boby comparable to a dubbel. Thin but everlasting tan head. No lacing.
Malty with a hint of tobacco, pipe tobacco. Some yeast and sweetness too.
Nice, complex malt character. Special B and Aromatic are likely. Nice little hop bite to even out the sweet finish.
Full-bodied. Nice thick feel on the tongue. A little bubbly.
This beer was a pleasent surprise!