Holdwine (1214) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, close to a porter with a lot of sweet caramel. More fruit on the tongue. A little watery, maybe that makes it very drinkable. Nice effort.
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby brown color with a light cocoa-coloerd head. Slight fruit, slight cocoa aroma. Caramel malt flavor with plum/cheery fruitiness and backing coffee tones. Medium bodied.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle served just a minute or two removed from the beer fridge in a Duvel tulip. Very dark brown color, short lasting khaki head. Aroma is malty, nutty, chocolate, brown sugar, a mild smokiness and herbal aroma. Smells good. The intial taste is malty, nutty, and woodsy followed by a mild bitterness that offsets the malt. The flavor is not overly complex, but very quaffable. The body is full, but not overly so. Enjoyable beer and a nice compliment to a bowl of chili.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Aroma: light toasted malt with a bit of coffee. Brown sugar and toffee and a bit of toasted bread. Appearance: Dark reddish brown with a thin light beige head. Not much lacing. Flavor: Very mild in flavor with some toasted malt, toffee, a bit of dark fruits, slight chocolate. No hop flavor to be found. Palate: Medium-light bodied and watery. Carboantion seemed higher than it should be. Overall: Bland, boring, uninteresting. Need I continue?
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a so-so head. Not much aroma, a faint smokiness comes through. Nutty flavor with coffee and slight burnt notes. Not too shabby.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly decent brown ale. Pours brown with some head. Tastes of nuts, some hops, and a touch of malt.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep brown pour w/ hints of ruby in it w/ a nice tan head w/ avg lacing. pretty common brown ale aroma some light nutty notes hints of carmels. Palate is about avg some ok coating and a light carbonation. Flavor has a good amount of nuttiness w/ a decent amount of carmel and light toffees finishes a touch dry. It’s not a bad little brown ale.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours uninteresting brown, thin and dark. No aroma. None. Zip. Nada. Tastes like nutty hops. Spreads along the tongue nicely. Oi ve!
mocarmel (48) - Fortville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark/reddish color with tan thin head. Nice hop/malt balance. No standout flavors or aromas. If you could keep the hop balanced and may add a defining flavor, this would be a good brown.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 Decent start, but comes up a bit short. Pours dark brown, light head with a light malty aroma. Slightly nutty-malt taste is good, but a little weak and quick to go away. They should spend more time on the recipe than the marketing.