aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown beer that pours with a rich tan head, which displays good retention. It leaves a nice lace on the glass, as well. Very sweet, nutty aroma. The aroma is also very strong with malt sweetness, followed by some great nut flavors, mostly hazelnut. The mouthfeel is full as well, but not a rich and smooth as many brown ales.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mildly hoppy aroma with some sweetness. Malt flavor is mostly chocolate with some crystal sweetness. Finish is decently satisfying.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The brown ale that originally got me into drinking brown ales. I’ve had better since, but this one is still a good one. Not too heavy, not too hoppy, with surprising richness and flavor complexity. A little heavier, in retrospect, than a brown ale maybe should be, but a good and unique beer that deserves a couple of tastings.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color. Little head. Mild nose. Good nut layers in the begining. Surprisingly good depth.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown red with nice creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Fairly sweet, moderately caramel. Very smooth, easy-drinking ale. Nice beer for what it is.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - SEP 2, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite 75th street beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
If I remender this was entered as a brown porter in the GABF, and it does fit the style very well. Walnut color with a light head. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Chocolate and roasted malts in this flavor with a schwartz beer finish. Better than most advertised brown porters.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was like no other brown ale i have tried. It was,roasted smokey, chocolatey and coffe like...almost to that of a porter. The appearance was that of brown ale though. Not quite sure if I really dig this brewery of not.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany. Intensely flavored and full-bodied. Smoky and strong. Tingly mouthfeel only adds to its fullness. Rich, chocolatey, & burnt. Rather big beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very chocolatey. Malty. Little hop presence. Smooth - very good. That was my beer festival review - here is an updated tasting, nothing changed, but more info: Nice deep brown color with a red tint. Slight chocolate and bread aroma - almost like cookies! Sweetish flavor with a mild grassy hop bite. Well balanced. Medium mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish.