Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Sampled on draught at the ABR 07 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that has good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of fruity caramel malt, a touch of dark berries, some roasted nuts with some yeast funk. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some light berries and roasted nuts. Finish is slightly gritty/grainy with a fruity aftertaste that quickly disappears. Actually, not too bad for a brown ale. cheap (5888) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Big thanks to Probiere for getting me this brew I otherwise would never have tasted! Brown 12 oz bottle. Pour is nice and dark brown with a thin scummy top, no head. No gunk on the bottom of this bottle even tho it doew appear to be a little hazy, wait, maybe thats fog on my glass. Malty choco aroma. Medium strong yet choco malty on the first taste too. During the commencement, the alky content is not quite apparent as 6.7%. While into the session roasty flavors continue with an initial alky shock that hangs for just a moment or two after each slug. Some carbonation in there. Almost done and still don’t think this is above 6%. Not bad overall. superspak (5672) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours with instant head that takes forever to settle. Hazy reddish brown color with a very dense 2 finger off white head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick soapy lacing on the glass, with a ton of carbonation streaming up. This is probably infected. Aromas of huge apple skins, caramel, molasses, toasted malt, bread, light chocolate, and light herbal hops. Way over the top apple notes makes finding anything else difficult. Taste of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, brown sugar, light herbal hops, and light fruitiness. No bitterness on the finish with lingering notes of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of malty flavors with no cloying sweetness. Low noticeable infection traits in the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Overall, despite the obvious infection, this was still a pretty tasty brown ale. Good balance of some pretty robust flavors, and quite easy to drink. I am sure this is a great beer without bugs in it. rumproasts (5422) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Below average brown ale. Thin mouthfeel, and moderate off-flavors. Tastes like it’s been sitting around for too long, but that doesn’t appear to be the case here. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Dark brown colored body with a light tan head. The nose is rich caramel with hints of milk chocolate. There is also some leather along with a little bit of oranges. The taste is fairly dry with some leather and a little bit of apples core. There is also a little bit of dirt in the finish. Decent.
badgerben (5213) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Cellar’s tasting. Dark brown color with a thin head. Chalky and slightly nutty aroma. Lots of dry chocolate, nut and bone dry malt taste. Really quite tasty. ChainGangGuy (4895) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a small ring of bubbles.
Smell: Mild, chocolatey aroma with a hint of biscuit, caramel, nuts, and even some spearmint.
Taste: Caramel malts with some light hints of chocolate and nuts. Soft, earthy bitterness. Dry, minty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A pretty average, though drinkable brown ale. ads135 (4707) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A mediocre brown but spectacular compared to the pale ale. Nutty and mildy roasted with a residual sweetness. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 Aug 2011, bottle. med amber, clear, some bubbles. sweet malt, honey, maybe some maple syrup. thin/med body and slightly fizzy. sweet malty, faintly nutty, a little maple syrup. nice enough. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, chocolate and some dried fruit. Taste is Malts and chocolate .