rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
Subdued aroma and flavor, but very clean and refreshing. Not too heavy, but like all Bell’s beers, very satisfying. Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
dark brown in color medium tan head. taste of roasted malts. slight sourness in aftertaste. very enjoyable Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Dark brown, decent head. Smells of malt, caramel, chocolate, and a bit of hops. Taste is caramel, chocolate, malt. A bit bitter but very smooth. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Pour is deep mahoghany brown with a nice dense tan head...smell is sweet and oaky...lots of toasty wood notes...taste is sweet with not a lot of hop balance... hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
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.
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Batch # 7166. Poured a dark brown. Sweet malty aroma. Good flavor. A good brew. FROTHINGSLOSH (8150) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
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 it’s style. chicagobears (476) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Reddish-brown. Roasted malt and smokey. Reminded me of some of the characteristics that the Kalamazoo stout has. Has hints of coffee and nuts. It finished on the dry side.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Brown with a thick brown head.Sweet malty aroma and flavor with roasty nuts and caramel finish. Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
This beer poured in chunks. There is what can almost be called debris floating around. Not pretty! Other than that is is a nice medium brown color and has a very pleasant aroma. Raisens are the most prominent but some malt is also in there. Flavor is also malty sweetness and bitter, too. I really enjoyed this beer except for the dregs. They are very prominent and both float and sink.