CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Empire State Brewing Festival 2004. Medium, cloudy beige head with a deep mahogany colour. Nose of roasted malt, cocoa with mild coffee undertones. Flavour is full-on coffee and malt. Above average.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red in color with a big, fluffy beige colored head. I really like the aroma of this brown ale. Aromas of roasted peanuts and a hint of chocolate encourage the user to quaff. Flavor is quite pleasent and seems to me to be a bit stoutish. Flavors include coffee, dark chocolate and some hoppiness. This exceeded my expectations significantly.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice tan head that disappears fast, brown reddish body. Quite heavy in the aroma, dominated by coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is mostly sweet with a little bitterness in the end. Notes of coffee, citrus and pilsner malt. A nice and easy drinkable beer without beeing outstanding!
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good brown ale that pours dark with decent head. Smells of roasted coffee. Toasted coffee/chocolate flavor evident, but quite subtle. A bit thin in the finish with a slightly metallic aftertaste.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some kind of taste as the Amber brothe, but off course more malted. Nothing special though. A heavy beer in my opinion.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle] Pours a clear, reddish brown with a thick and creamy tan head. Faint aroma of watered down coffee and roasted malts. Slightly sweet taste with a nice roasty flavor and a good bitter finish. Good amount of carbonation on the palate and warms on the way down. Thanks to Warrior for this one.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, opaque color. Little to no head, fades quicly. Smells sweet. Light, almost watery tasting. Finishes with a refreshing taste of malt and a trace of hops. Taste fades as quickly as the head
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color,small tan head that lasted for a short time then faded to a small amount of lace.The aroma was malty and mildly hopped with maybe a slight fruit presence.The taste was much better then i expected.NIcely malty with a slight bitter sweet side and a mild amount of hops coming through.Not a bad brew at all but i know there are better ones of the style out there.
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Deep color, decent head, widely accesable. Tasted on draft and in bottle, farily inexpensive and really good. I really like this beer, and even though it is a bit better than Newcastle, it is much cheaper most of the time.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, full taste. Slightly smoky flavor. Complimented grilled bratwurst nicely.