Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle- Palmer’s. Dark brown, no head. Aroma was fantastic- sweet licorice, molasses, even some prunes. But the taste was nothing like the aroma- started out with some chocolate right away, but then it completely thinned out / watered out and I was left with a sour, metallic finish. This one started good and finished bad. Disappointing from such a good brewery. djensen47 (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
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------- This brown ale has a dark color like that of a porter with a dark off-white head. The head retention was extremely poor.
-------- The aroma of Cabin Fever is roasty and slightly nutty. In the first few smells of this beer the aroma is yeasty and bready.
-------- The taste has a malty-sweetness with a roasted chocolate malt flavoring. There are flavors of coffee and mocha present as well. There is a little bitterness.
------& Cabin Fever is a medium-full bodied beer. This beer had a chalky mouthfeel that I did not find very pleasing.
------ I bought a six-pack but after the first one I really wanted to try something else but didn’t have anything handy. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle pours black to brown with a short lived head. The aroma is malty and rye. The flavor is rye, with a dark fruit to sour tinge. The palate is medium bodied. Not sure what made me buy this. The rye is nice. Meh... baraciisch (3187) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Walnut brown in color... Not much malt aroma... Distinctly nutty flavor... Quite delicious... popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours a chestnut brown body with a tan head of foam which dissipated quickly. Aroma had more burnt chocolate notes than what I was prepared for, though it was not unpleasant, just unexpected. Smooth and slightly sweet, this ale has a syrupy quality that coats the taste buds with a predominately toasty palate, featuring strong notes of coffee and caramel. Overall, more in the stout category than brown ale, but I did like this beer overall.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2009
pours a deep dark brown with tan head. The nose is distinct caramel malt with some nutty undertones. Comes across the palate with caramel and a bitter bite that lingers. Its defiantly not a traditional brown ale, but still good. brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2009
From a 12 oz bottle this brew pours a nice dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, coffee and raisin. Taste was lots of raisin and what seemed like licorice to me... the coffee and roasted malts lingered in the background. This is a pretty tasty brown ale - a little different than some of the other brown ales I normally drink - but not in a bad way. Very solid. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle. Man this was pretty good. Aroma is nutty and roasted malt all the way. Flavor has a big initial dose of coffee and gives way to some roast malt, nuts, chocolate and a bit of dry bitterness. I liked this and its seems a tad underrated to me. brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2009
(bottle) Dark brown body and a small light brown head. Very chocolaty aroma, burnt roast, acidic, and fruity. Sweet and roasted flavor, but some surprising sour notes. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
bottle - Pours medium brown with a one finger head. It has a mild, nutty caramel malt aroma. The flavor is of caramel malt with some off tasting sourness in the background that makes me think there’s a hint of infection. It looks like "screigh" below got some with a worse infection. At any rate, the sourness was only hinted at in my bottle, but the beer was light and lacking in flavor. It was drinkable, but not much more.