UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Deep brown color with a HUGE tan head. Interesting flavoring -- sort of like a cross between the chocolate malt notes of a Newcastle and the hop character of a Bass. Love it!
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice chocolatey taste that is smooth going down. Hard to believe it has as much alcohol in it as it does.
climber10 (3) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great ale. Not overly stong on the hops but with a complex taste.
A slight burnt taste I like.
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice color of dark brown and decent head start this one. Aroma is alright, but not strong enough, in my opinion. Flavor is nice, with a little depth and manages to seem refreshing, as well. A good brown, though lacking some complexity to it.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak aroma and appearance. Very little head brown head on top of a brownish-black body. Flavor is slightly better, dark malts. Slightly metallic. Not enough complexity, too thin on the palate. Drinkable and refreshing, a very average beer. I guess for when you want the dark beer flavor without the usual heaviness. An honest effort, I kind of feel bad about giving it a low rating.
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma and nice dark color. Full flavored with emphasis on roasted malts. Not bad for a brown ale, if a bit sweet.
boto (1963) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark red. A bit of sweetness in th etaste. Also, has some hints of chocolate in it. Almost a stout.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel roasty chocolate taste. Nice medium hoppiness. Very good stuff.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I used to spend alot of time at Molly's in the quarter drinking this. I love this beer! ONe of the most geuinely unique beers, in its flavor. Comes across strongely with the caramel and chocolate rounded with zesty hoppiness. A clean sweet finish, you cannot drink enough of this beer.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Most unique abita beer, hard to classify, definently better than the amber. Good winter beer with oysters.