HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Deep brown in color. Lots of roasty aromas. Flavor is roasted with a sweetness to it that makes you come back for more. A little under-bittered but a fine beer. DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Sampled at Empire Brewfest. Sweet brown sugar aroma which is faithful to the style. Yum. Mildly hazy amber color with an off-white head. Light, easy drinking. Sweet, not too complex. Well-done brown that is enjoyable to drink. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
(Draught) Sampled at the Empire State Brewfest. Deep brown-red body and a medium, almond-coloured head. Nice malty nose that doesn’t carry-over to the flavour. Average brown. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
On tap at the brewpup in Eureka, CA. A nice nutty brown ale, done true to a style that I enjoy. The commercial description is correct, it "is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout." Therefore, a correct and tasty brown. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Worst Label from a cmpany full of terribly cheesy labels. Just awful. Cola colored with a fizzy, foamy tan head. Chocolatey malty nose. Thin and watery with some dry chocolate pie notes. Grainy at the finish. Strange bad coffee flavor in the aftertaste. Alcohol is present which is pretty unacceptable at 5%abv!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Dark garnet color. Huge tan frothy head. More porter than a brown ale. Some chocolate notes. Slight citrus. Smooth. Malty. Decent mouthfeel. Flavor is nothing special but is satisfying. Some hints of roasted coffe and chocolate but only hints. A decent brew. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Brown with a small head. Aroma is roasted malts and smoke. More like a porter than a brown really, but not bad. cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Wow, was I surprised by this beer! By no means is this the greatest brown ale in the world, but it ain’t bad at all. A great balance of malt and hops. I would try this beer again. nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Tasted in June ’03 at the brewery and said: "Quite light in color and body for a brown ale. Aromas of coffee and caramel. I not usually a fan of browns, but this one I really liked. The waitress said it was the locals’ favorite." Tried again June ’04 in bottles. Much less impressed. Basically, there’s nothing bad about it, but not much good either. Dark brownish red color, little head. Not much aroma, little hops or malt, basically just not a lot of flavor. Very gulpable, easy to drink. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Ruby colored brown with roasted malty taste. Smooth and drinkable, this beer has a nice flavor and goes down smooth and easy. Not too hoppy or malty nice balance of flavors that makes for a very tasty beer.