fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown color with Malty caramel taste. It’s a light on alcohol and body but the overall taste is good with chocolate melding with citrus..
DarkSong (363) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown that is almost black with a medium sized tan head. It has a very nice chocolate malt aroma. It has a espresso and dark chocolate taste to it with some vanilla. This beer is outstanding. I really enjoyed it.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (great label!). Very dark brown but clear enough that reds show through light. Little head with almost no retention. Very surprising fresh hops aroma above some general roasted and smoky notes. When chilled, the hops bitterness dominates the sweetness of the malt and the roasted aromatics and flavors. At room temp. the mouthfeel is impressively velvety, the hops are toned-down, and the dark malt and toasted grain sweets are boosted. Finishes, at room temp., very sweet, much like a thinner brown. A fine brew, but I wish the body were boosted a bit to improve its roundness.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz bottle. Cute marketing. Clear dark brown color with a medium foamy head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is like a baby porter. Sweet malts with some dark fruit tinges. A mild roasty and pleasant aroma. Taste was sweet and creamy. Delicious in the front of the mouth. Tiny sour notes on the finish. Finished clean and relatively quick. Body is light to medium. Texture is watery. Very drinkable. A nice brown ale.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Graduation weekend in Bloomington. HeBrew Messiah Bold is a deep brown color with no head. The aroma is fruity with a sweet malt background and the flavor is similar with a smooth finish that is interesting as it is neither creamy nor watery.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
not really into this guys sumthing wierd and bad towards the end not sure an ok beer maybe i got an old one haha
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first reaction was nit had an initial metallic taste. It didn’t have the malt smoothness ihave learned to expect from a Brown. It seemed to be over-hopped, leaving a hop dominant aftertaste.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice big chewy brown ale. Some chocolate and roasted malt really come through with the hop spice balanced. Doesn’t really fit into any style, it’s special on it’s own. 37 out of 100? Does anyone here like beer?
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Looking for a wee bit more on this one - as always. A nice but faint hoppy and chocolate and nut like aroma. A very smooth taste though medium to light bodied. I enjoyed this one but would not go out of my way for it.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a brown ale. It’s a little roasty, not too dry, but there’s not too much to it beyond that. It’s not even passover Kosher!