ABV: 8.8%

Color: Brown

An interesting nose with raisin, olive and citrus hops.  A heavy front of alcohol with a chocolate middle with the alcohol just comes back.  Overall a nice sipping beer that has it’s place.

Recommendation: Worth a try.

Rating: 7.5/10



Color: Brown with a nice head.

A nutty maple syrup nose with a mild roasted background. A rich coffee flavor with a slight backnote of maple syrup. With the amount of roast on this beer I would put it more toward a stout but is a great beer.

Recommendation: Worth a drink.

Rating: 7.5/10

Capital Brewery Brown Ale

December 21, 2007


Color: Burgandy

Nose of a nice rich caramel.  The flavor of this is smooth with a nice caramel and malty beginning that gets watery on the tongue.  Nice beginning and a disappointing finish.

Recommendation:  Worth a try.

Rating:  6/10

Left Hand Deep Cover

November 29, 2007

ABV: 4.4%

Color: Dark amber with a nice head.

Sweet malty nose with a hint of roasted coffee.  A nice sweet smooth malty flavor.

Recommendation:  A nice beer that needs to be drank

Rating: 8.5/10

He’Brew Messiah Bold

November 29, 2007

ABV: 5.6%

Color: Dark brown

Nice roasted malt nose with a spice note of corriander.  Bitter start that gives way to a mild sweet malt then finishes with a smooth bitter hoppiness.

Recommendation: Worth a try.

Rating: 7/10

He’Brew Genesis Ale

November 29, 2007

ABV: 5.6%

Color: Dark Amber with a nice thick head.

On the nose with a smell of hops starting to skunk which is covering up everything else.  The taste is saving it with not skunky taste a nice bitter hoppiness with a note of malt.

Recommendation: A respectable brown ale that is worth a try.

Rating: 6/10

Surly Bender

October 21, 2007

ABV: 5.1%

Color: Dark brown with no head at all.

The nose is all caramel which is unique.  A small hint of hops at the beginning and end of the drink and the middle coffee and caramel.  The tongue on this is sweet on the mid tongue with a bitterness on the sides.

Recommendation: Great unique beer that needs to be tried.

Rating: 8.5/10