kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - OCT 30, 2002
I was really suprised by this beer. It had a great roasted smell and the taste to match. Finished with a little hoppy bite. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2002
On tap GABF '02: Slight malt and hops aroma, orange/brown color, full mouthfeel and taste. Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2002
what a brown ale should look like, nice bitter/nuttiness.................... beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Medium/dark brown color, medium head. A medium bodied brown ale. Roasted malts, slightly sweet. Slightly spicy and somewhat floral hops. Good balance. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer. Etched/painted beer bottle. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Please God, make me a porter! That's what this beer says to me. Very dark but not quite heavy enough to be a stout or a porter. A good beer for those who maybe don't want the intensity of a really dark beer but still enjoy the flavor. An acceptable beer, I'll have it again.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
A nice hybrid, but not the best I've had. Nice for the price................ Oakes (18828) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2002
Medium everything - colour, aroma, palate. I'll go with Axemaster on this one, as it really did little for me. brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
I actually like the eccentricity of this beer - the roastiness and the hops - quite a bit. The body is a bit weak, perhaps, but the sweetness that builds through the rougher features is very nice. Sean (hennes) says this one borders on a porter, but I don't like porters and I like this brew a lot. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Hmmm, a style challenge here. These guys have pushed the brown envelope somewhat with their strongly roasty (coffee even) malt action and their edgy hops. Maybe so much going on here that it ads up to not enough. If that doesn't make sense, consider that I had quite a few really amazing brews at this session ... VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2002
22oz. bottle. Cellar temperature. Clear dark copper. Creamy yet foamy tan head. Trace carbonation. Aroma of caramel, roasted chocolate, spicy and bitter hops. Clean and smooth tasting. Medium light body. Fairly dry. Delicate roasted chocolate malts with a light toffee aftertaste. Smattering of spicy and bitter hops. Well balanced but the malts could use a little more oomph to them, as the hop bitterness tends to smother the malt flavor. Lingering aftertaste is more bitter hops than smooth malts. Finishes with an upturn in chocolate maltiness. A brew to quaff, not savor. A more than decent Americanized Brown ale.