Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2004
A decent and servicable brown ale from the frozen north. It has a clean hop finish and a nut like overtone, good but not great Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Bottle pours a rather deep amber color with some residual lace. The aroma is of malt, nuts, and some floral hops. The flavor shows some decent Brown Ale characteristics, a bit nutty, some roasted malt, and some lingering bitter hop flavors with a medium rich body. Overall, not a bad effort. steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Pours deep orange brown with initial creamy tan head. Nose is malty with nutty sweetness. Flavor follows suit with somewhat roasted nuttyness balanced by smooth light hop finish. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
This was pretty good. It was a clear dark brown with a nice sized head and just enough lacing. It had a hay like aroma. The body was kind of thin with hint of an astringent aftertaste. The flavour was good, a nice balance of malt and roasted flavour. Really reminded me of newcastle. Frank (4220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2004
For the life of me, I cannot tell why people call these brown ales. This isn’t brown at all, it’s dark red. I mean, it’s lighter than black but brown is not just lighter than black, it’s brown. That aside, as stated earlier, this beer dark red, some would call it garnet. It’s a nice beer--slightly roasty, not much hops. It’s easy to drink but hardly what I’d call burley. Very drinkable but forgettable.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
Hay chestnut brown w/ creamy beige foam. Good lace. Sweet, nutty aroma w/ hints of licorice & smoke. Thin medium feel. Roasty flavour of chocolate, chicory, & caramel punctuated by hints of licorice, smoke & wood. Long, earthy bitterness. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2004
Smoky aroma, malted, woody warm aroma.
Pours ruby amber, big head that did not last to long. Medium light body. Woody , rather thin to bee good . Some soft bitterness . On good track but need more torque
. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
Dark reddish brown with a moderate off white head. Interesting aroma, with a slightly nutty sweet maltiness with a hint of rast malt. Flavour gets a little bit of everthing foreshadowed by the aroma. Nutty roast lingers in the aftertaste. Palate is pleasant but a bit light in the finish. Nice beer, thanks Obisbeer. shadey (2142) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Pour is a creamy brown with a quarter inch of frothy head. The aroma was nutty and apatizing. The flavor was quite rich and tastey. Not awesome... especially since it just followed the Rogue Hazelnut. But still a nice beer. Aurelius (5426) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Smells like a glass of super-sweet iced tea. Muted hopping, licorice flavored, sweet, homebrewish, somewhat nutty, some grassiness. Long hoppy finish which clings. Medium-light body. OK label, good woody brown color.