aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
This one had an odd bit of character that I wasn’t expecting from a brown ale with a bit of vanilla and wood that made one of the group actually ask if it was whiskey-barrel aged. It wasn’t, but the vanilla and wood definitely backed up the sweet dark malts. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2005
I finally got my hands on the ol’ moose drool and what a delight it was. Very thick and malty, as I’d hoped. In addition, it’s pretty roasty and a tad burnt for a Brown Ale. Very solid indeed. doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2005
GREAT BROWN ALE! The flavor is deep, and is really enjoyable! Great ale from Big Sky, no wonder moose drool is such a hit! SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
The aroma and appearance are average for a brown ale. The flavor is complex, though not necessarilly in a good way. I think perhaps the flavors just don’t wuite my palate well. I find that it warms quickly, and when it does all I get is a mish-mash of toasted flavors. Just average. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Dark reddish appearance, good head formation. Malty, toasted caramel aroma. Rich dark chocolate flavor, sweet and malty, turns to a dry roasted nutty finish. Pretty tastey broon ale.
aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Boring boring boring, bland underattenuated and BORING. cool name though probably because it tastes like moose drool. kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2005
brown with a light tan head. actually a creamy smooth mouth feel. nice subtle coffee and chocolate. i am kind of drunk right now and will have to rate this again. bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2005
you should go out of your way....when you think of brown ales. this probably isnt what your thinking but maybe we should be. rich toffee, choc, nut flavors that are attenuated with a nice hop back bone that many in this category dont have. gotta try it again on a fresh palate to see if it was really this good. Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Nice brown ale. Looks very dark brown. Strong coffee and a slight chocolate falvor. A little bitter and hoppyness at the end. hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Bottle. Copper brown Nice tan head Strong malts with nuts and carmel. Nice sweetness. Carbonation about right. Good flavors overall and nice on the mouth. Deserves to be the best selling beer in Montana.
Update: Has this on tap in McCall, Idaho. Liked it a little better than from the bottle.