Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured red amber with big tan head...smell is malty, caramel, maybe nutmeg...taste is thin...caramel malts, some mild bitterness...metallic bitter finish...not great, but enjoyable enough...
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of malt and caramel with a hop nose. Flavor is bitter hop and caramel malts. Fizzy and warm palate.
Kevin (2025) - Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. dark brown with a thin head that fades fast. sweet lager aroma with a touch of brown sugar. light malt flavor that finishes with an unpleasant bitter. watery in every aspect. some assorted smoke flavors that are present but not much else.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Strong malt body with some hops in the background. This tastes like an average brown ale. Nothing special or to get excited about. It is drinkable, and not bad, but very run of the mill.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a nice malty aroma. ok mild flavor that is a little lacking. Yeah it has a slight malty ness but nothing hugely special.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a hint of orange when held to the light. Disipating light tan head. Mild caramel and lightly toasted malt aromas. Lots of malt character to this one. Dark caramel, light peat and Just enough hops to keep this honest. Smooth feel. Linger is all toasty malt. A nice brew. Thanks to DocLock for this one.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours medium brown in color, though it appear ruby red when held to the light. Has a small dissipating tan colored head. Aroma is malty with some smokiness. Flavor is also, malty, smoky with a bit of hop bitterness in the dry finish. Pretty tasty. Would be willing to drink again.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, according to the description, this beer changes yearly. I presume I had the 2003 version. Tasted like a brown ale/smoked beer. Has a malty smoked aroma with hints of caramel in there as well. Pours a tranparent mahogany with an off-white head. Start is smoky, malty, with hints of bitterness and a smoked chocolate to finish. This isnt half bad.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright ruby in color with a large off-white head.Sweet malt and hop aroma. Sweet toasted malt flavor with subtle hops.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 4 12 ?? (assume 04) drank on 5 27 04: Light clear ruby brown with a thin head. Deep brown sugar aroma, goes down smooth. Under-rated, 26th percentile, are you crazy?