Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown with a thin head, aroma is sugary malts with a hint of hops. The flavor is dominantly malt as well, although it is June, the expiration date is way back in March, I am sure the hops were more prominent in date, not a bad brew, and I’m not sure how accurate my review is, i will try to have another next winter. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Fain aroma of malt. Poured deep amber/mahogany/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. A few small particles present. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, light nuts, Earth, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, slight nut, light Earth, and hit of caramel finish is lightly dry. Not bad, just boring. Ron (3995) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Warm and malty. Robust and roasted flavors. Has a subtle hoppy taste with hints of dried fruits. Has a nice dark color and a very faint off white foam head. Lots of bubbles. Not too bad. mansquito (6488) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Some corner store six-pack ($11): Pours a transparent brown color with a beige head. Aroma is malty with a good amount of hops. In fact, the hops were a surprise in this beer, as I expected it to be far more malty. If anything, the hops might have balanced it to far in that direction. Alcohol was not perfectly covered either, especially with the spicy Jamaican food that I was eating with this beer. I guess it was the wrong food combination for this beer, but nevertheless the flaws of the beer became apparent with the pairing. aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Nice color, deep, deep red-brown. The head is average size and dry and sandy looking. The aroma is warm malt and is a bit spicy. The flavor is less malty than I would have thought with the appearance. A bit sour in the finish. Coriander? The mouthfeel is a bit fuzzy.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
A decent brew that had too much of a sour aftertaste. But it is a good balance of hops and malts. FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Aromas of malt, fruit (perhaps some cherry notes), and a subdued spice character as well. A brown ale with a thin tan head, that shows deep clear amber hues when held up to the light. Nice, pretty well balanced, though perhaps a tad thin. Lightly sweet in the front, with a bit of bitterness and spiciness in the finish. It is like a little brother to Deschutes Jubelale. Some definite cherry notes here. Really does remind me of a weaker version of the Jubelale. If I had not had that, I would think a bit more highly of this. Still this is pretty good. gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
looks like unfinished walnut lumber, it’s a bit dull.
pretty thin head
Alcohol is not all that well disguised... There’s not enough malt to mask the alcohol, and this isn’t high in alcohol. Very thin brew. Hop spice is all over; pine blah blah blah...
Not as warm as it is hot. Winter warmer my butt. Just another over-hopped interpretation.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Tap at Zeitgeist. This one did not impress me a ll that much. I am not sure I could tell the difference between the regular Full sail Amber and this one. It pours somewhat darker, I could not discern much of an aroma. tastes somewhat malty, hints of sugar and chocolate, but nopsices for example.
Not that full bodied, all in all ok. marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This brown ale poured with a slight tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The initial flavor is spicy, almost medicine-tasting, with a bitter hoppy finish. A very unique, but slightly unpleasant brew.