Illini99 (9) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inconsistent. Have had it at the brewery and their restaurant and it was excellent. Off the shelf it wasn’t quite so good. Can have a strong caramel taste.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice color and carmel aroma much to sweet for a brown ale.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a nice carmel aroma, appearance is dark but seems watery as does the taste. overall an enjoyable brew.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown beer with decent mocha head. Caramel aroma. Malty flavor, minimal hops. A trifle watery, but not bad.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very impressive at all. Decent aroma of chocolate malt. The body is very,very thin. The flavor is mostly toasted malt with a bit of chocolate and a metallic flavor that hovers in the background. You have to work to find the flavor though because it disappears fast. A bit disappointing.
JMerritt (1788) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in color with a very nice creamy head. I found it to be too carbonated and had a strange metallic/glass aftertaste. Pass.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted better than a Guinness with less of the after taste. Great Beer. On the other hand, I also have had one that has been sitting on the shelf for too long at the local grocery store. The after taste is strong and tastes much like soy sauce.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a vienna brown ale. Fewer hops than a good brown ale, less malt and more fruity flavor than a good vienna. That said a mainstream brown ale.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing special. A slight metallic aftertaste and not much of the ’sweet chocolate toffee like flavors’
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A decent but unimpressive brown ale.
no particularmalt or hop characteristics gave this beer a rather bland sweetness and not much else.