Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark brown color. Sweet maltiness and light hop taste. Nice mouthfeel but I only wanted one.
hotstuff (5111) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft-Big River Brewery-Chattanooga, TN. A small sized tan head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles. The body was uncarbonated, somewhat transparent with a brown hue. The nose was malty with a brown and malty flavor. The mouthfeel was tingly on the tongue and this was a medium bodied beer.
thedm (6091) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 9. This draft brew was enjoyed at the Big River Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee which was hosted by a pleasant accomodating staff. The manager paid for our samples and even bought us appetizers to help clear our palates. This brew poured a small head of off-white colored foamy finely sized bubbles that left behind a semi-transparent brown colored uncarbonated body. It had avery mild dark malt aroma and the mnouthfeel was initially smooth and slightly tingly while finishing with a lingering mild brown tingle. The flavor contained some of the good brown malt notes to it but not enough to be real good.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium head. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor are malty and nutty with a tinge of chocolate.
joet (2600) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
roasty, hully, this is weird, an appreciable attempt at balance, mild fruit, this one goes many places it shouldnt. a gold at GABF? this is NTS!
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this with jgb9348 as well! Deep brown color with a not so impressive white head. Some malt and chocolate linger in the aroma. Chocolate and a nutty taste, and one of the better beers from the visit to the brewery in Chattanooga.
jgb9348 (6092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour with ruby highlight and a thin white head. A chocolate aroma with strong maltiness as well. Medium-bodied; Strong nuttiness, chocolate and malt tastes. Overall, better than the average brown (I style I typically don't like) and one of the best from the visit! I had this on draught at Big River (owned by Gordon Biercsh) in Chattanooga, Tennesse on 26-September-2003.
aracauna (3573) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mahagony brown body is topped by a nice, reserved head. The aroma is slightly vinuous with an interesting smokiness that I wasn't expecting. The hopping is very reserved, but still manages to be a surprisingly complex brown.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily tops their other beers (except for the House IPA) in character and flavor. Very true to style with a pleasing sweetness that's not overpowering. Reminds me of Sweet Georgia Brown from Sweetwater Brewing (although not quite as good).
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk. Red-brown in color. Aroma is strong of coffee and chocolate malt. Rather watery mouthfeel is disappointing. Hop flavor is not in balance with the malt. OK, I guess.