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 (689) - 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.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This deep red beer is topped by a thin light tan head. The nose is very chocolatey and somewhat earthy/yeasty (reminiscent of an English porter). In fact, the body is along the lines of an English porter, too- this has a nice chocolatey matrix, with yeast and tobacco notes as well. Has a somewhat acidic, tangy aftertaste. I agree with previous reviewers that this beer is very thin-bodied and needs a bit more "weight." However, I enjoy the flavor. This may be the bastard stepson of Fullerís London Porter. I hear jeers and outrage- Iím not claiming this beer rivals Fullerís, but it does have the same flavor characteristics.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown/black in color. Very small tannish head. Very thin, almost watery palate. Would not drink if better alternatives were available.
hershiser2 (1798) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown with an awesome head. Smells of slight coffee and caramels... nice, but kinda ordinary. Taste is thin and... well.. milklike. Aftertaste/feeling is more like having just had a White Russian than a beer. Where I enjoy a White Russian from time to time, I donít care for my beers leaving that aftertaste.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Thin off white semi-dense head. Dark garnet in color, almost opaque. Notes of straw and a very light coffee/roasted taste. Strong after taste of coins/blood. This beer is not good on its own, but it may go well with food.
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and thick. Almost liike drinking whole milk.
Head doesn't last long.
Simple flavor of toffee with slight aftertaste. Much like a "nut brown" in many ways, but without the nuts.
Poop brown is the best I can describe the color. My mom drove a Ford Pinto this same color. I like my beer with a little more red coloration.
For being one of the cheapest beers at my local liquor store it's suprisingly good. That doesn't mean I'l buy it again though. Not bitter enough for my pallet (I like balance).
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 How is this a Brown Ale? Looks like a Schwarzbier with it's black color and thin body. There is nothing to this stuff. Foams in your mouth like a rabid dog. Total Draino.