5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Deep brown, fairly dark, moderate frothy light beige head, light lacing. Nutty aroma, earthen malts, roasty, with a bit of cocoa. Pale roasted malts, minor nuttiness, somewhat sweet, with very light pale fruit skin on the finish. Very low hop profile, with a underlying sour aspect that is very subtle. Body and mouthfeel are average. Slightly bitter cocoa lingers, accompanied by a very soft sourness. Not half bad, better than what I expected based on its average. Strykzone (7300) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
This is a straight forward brown ale. It has an aroma of roasted nut and malt and the flavor is similar with the addition of over cooked coffee. It is smooth in the mouth but just a bit syrupy. There is no carbonation and it is possible I have a flat sample. Flavor is also somewhat muted. rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Pours deep brown/red with thin tan head. Aroma is that of coffee and roasted nuts. Flavor contains malts, roasted nut, and a bit of a burnt coffee (black malt maybe?). There were no noticable hops. The burnt flavor lingers a little but not too long. A ho-hum brown ale. Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of malt, nuts and a hint of cacoa. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of sweet malt, cacoa and a hint of nuts with a smooth sweet finish. IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; nose of caramel malt. brown with a small tan head, carmel in the flavor, too, along with some roastiness. The body is medium to light and the ale finish witha liitle hops.
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
on tap-pours a foamy to rocky tan head, brown/copper in color. Aroma is sweet caramel-medium malt, roasty, nutty. Taste is caramel-malt, nutty, faint hops. Initially somewhat thin on the finish. Medium body. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Pint @ Tyler’s/Durham. Ok nose, lite nutty, cardboard, caramel. Clean orangy brown color, good head & lacing. Bitter flavor, sharp nutty/roastiness dominates, caramel/chocolate is secondary, but noticable. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Huh, a gold medal for this one? Don’t see what sets this above other browns I’ve had. Oh well. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2006
[Tap - J-Bar Aspen Colordao]
Had this great brew at the J-Bar. It was awesome. Thick deep rich brown color. Loved the aroma and the flavor was also very good. Deep rich malt flavor and a hint of spices thiswas a great beer for the night. Good Brew by SKA. hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Clear, deep copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Chocolatey, malty nose and flavor with hints of diacetyl. The aroma is a touch floral as well. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet, chocolatey finish. drywallman (362) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
I was swigging this one directly from the bottle while on vacation. It had a some slightly brwon ale characteristics with a maltier than average aspect. A little roast was thrown in also. You could easily drink a lot of this one.