OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
22oz bottle via trade with Firemoose15 - Thanks Mel! - Pours brown with a creamy tan head that stays well and laces on the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel, almonds, a bit of yeast, and some mild hops. Flavor is caramel, roasted almonds, a bit of chocolate and a sour hop finish. Palate is medium bodied and a shade on the watery side. Drinkable but nothing outstanding about this one... Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
Sample was about 2 years old, sitting in my homebrewin’ partner’s fridge, I must have brought it to his place about a year ago and we both forgot it. If I gave points for label art, this dot-matrix printed, glued with homemade paste train wreck would get a -3. But I guess that’s what gives Ray and his quirky pub the charm it has.argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Almost totally opaque brown, with hues the color of dark candi sugar. My tulip shaped glass held the half-centimeter head well enough.
Nutty and sweet, like hot honey roasted almonds, with a light lactic twang. Not much hops, which is ordinarily used liberally at this brewery, but I guess the age of the sample had it’s part of blame for that.
The acidity comes out first, usually in an cellared sample this comes with a loss in body, but not in this case, in fact it had more than most brown ales I’ve sampled before. Finish is acrid like rancid nuts, not exactly pleasing but still just for the fact that this Beer had actual body, I’d still put it in my personnal upper-tier of brown ales.
(draft) Cloudy brown body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate, light caramel. Watery light-medium body. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown, lots of chunks, enormous white head. Faint floral hop aroma. Flavor is a muddled mix of bland hops and semi-sweet malt. Lots of oxidation present, cardboardy finish. Light bodied, a little thin and over carbonated. Very bland and boring. This is not the first beer I’ve had from them that was over the hill. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
So, this is a double brown ale. Manages to be light on its feet. No idea the ABV. Full of weak coffee, strong tea, earth, dust, cocoa, watery chocolate, and marzipan. Breadiness. Nuts. Light orange-tinted citrus on the finish. Very nice.
hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Poured a medium and cloudy copper color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, light coffee and a light earthiness to it. Tastes of chocolate, nutty, light caramel, some dough and a light bitter coffee finish. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Copper/brown color, thin bubbly tan head. Aroma has green hops w/ chocolate caramel malt and orange hints. Flavor has citrus rind with dark caramelly malt and some grapefruit juice added to rind. Very good stuff.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Out of a bottle. Aroma primarily of its malts with just enough hops to make it crisp. Poured a nice light brown with a quickly settling head. Flavor was good nice malts and caramel. Palate was nice, thin but very dry and crisp. Overall I enjoyed this very much JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Lightly hazed copper color with a small tan head. Dark caramel and fresh floral hops aromas (lightly floral). One of the better brown ale aromas. Very dry and crisp flavors. Dry nuts and herbal flavors. The flavors are rather sedate. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2005
22 oz bomber - Hazed brownish amber, thick light tan creamy head. Strange muddled nose on this one with notes of candy wax, chocolate, and florals, with lighter hints of caramel nut. Very bland flavors of all the above with some tossed in bitterness late. Light bodied and thin, soft carbonation, waxy, light chocolate nut finish. Did I miss the point of this one? Either way, I was completely disappointed....