KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle from eboats Thanks! OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pours dark and brown, with midnight highlights. Aroma is a light malted roasty flavor. Chocolate, coffee are also evident. Flavor is a bizarre spike of red wine and sour malt. Nutty, yes, but nutty like an expired coffee cream of the same flavor. Palate is thin. I’ll avoid this in the future.
12oz bottle via trade with eboats! - Thanks Caleb! - Pours dark rich brown with a creamy tan head that stays well and laces some. Aroma of caramel malts, some chocolate, and much nutty character. Flavor is caramel, nuts, chocolate, and brief hops on the finish. Palate is smooth without much carbonation. hawglet (5) - beatrice, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2005 does not count
Not good but also not the worst I’ve ever had. I’m not impressed withit though. Empyrean Brewing Co. makes some great micros but this one just doesn’t do it for me. Many others like it a lot. Cletus (6351) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells malty with some chocolate and coffee notes. Taste has some tarte qualities with more coffee and chocolate dominating. Finish is slightly peppery. bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a brown body with a small white head. Aroma of malt and cocoa. Flavor of malt, nuts, toasted malt, and caramel.
SpringsLicker (3687) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Thanks to Sledge Jr for this one!
A frothy off white head starts this one off. Garnet color with a sweet malty aroma
A bit of sourness in the finish is the only flavor detractor, otherwise it’s an average, typical brown ale if a bit thin. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
My first NE beer? Sep Bier Meisters meeting. Muddy brown color, khaki head. Aroma is mildly roasty with nutty notes, maybe some broen sugar and plums. Taste is roasty, chocolate, coffee, and hops. Some light bitterness in the finish. Nice brown ale. RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours medium brown (duh!) with light tan head. Aroma and flavor both have a good amount of roastiness and nuttiness. Lightly hopped as it should be. A little thin on the palate, as many from this brewer are. But, not a bad beer. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2005
One of the beers in my cellar I thought I had consumed. Very Nice beer. Roasty and chocolately, nice malt flavor. Smooth drinkable beer. Definitely the best of the Nebraska beers I’ve had. arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2005
St. Pats Day 2005, Crescent Moon Ale House (Omaha). On tap. I’m half-heartedly compelled to state that this is not an unejoyable beer. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s tasty, or interesting, or pleasing; but it wasn’t bad in any discernable way, and it’s not bad in ways that I find impressive. Uninteresting in looks: murky brown in the glass, a dusting of head retained, not much action in the lacing/racing categories. Smells vaguely sweet and lemony (very vaguely), somewhat yeasty, maybe. There might have been some roastiness and nutiness, but I could have been projecting that based on the looks. It seemed musty (cobwebs, dust), but not in a dominant way; it was like an attic that had just been cleaned, but not very well. It was most certainly sweet, and sweet in a nice controlled way. The finish rounded off into a graham-cracker sweetness that was admirable. Body was medium, but it felt lighter without some dominant flavor or collection of flavors floating on top of it, which made it seem lighter and more watery than it was or looked.