CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown full color with good lasting head. Aroma is almost that of an ESB and very familiar. The taste is average, but nice. A bit overbearing -- this is definitely a brown ale, but not as malty as most. An easy drinking brown, but just a bit bland. Decent beer.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rich carmel taste, nice amber color. I chose this as my beer for the night last time I was in Bar Harbor and it treated me very well. Great flavor, and not very filling, a good all around beer and a perfect flagship ale for a local brewing company because it has a good classic flavor, but doesn’t try to be too different. Very smooth and easy drinking. Everytime i see this on tap from now on I’ll be sure to have at least one.
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an off-white two-finger head that fades quickly to a ring and leaves some lace. Clear deep amber color, medium bodied and low carbonation. Starts with a good mix of malt and hops, finishes on the dry side. $1.80 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Liquors, Acton, MA.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper color with a small off white head, no real lacing. Sweet caramel malt, and molassas aroma. Taste of dark fruits, some caramel malt, and a tinge of alcohol. Just OK, now that I see this is only 5.2% the alcohol was not hidden at all.
CTBeer (4) - Manchester, Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Started with a small diminishing light brown head with good lacing. The beer had a nice dark brown color. The aromas consisted of of a toasted nuttiness with a light resin hoppiness to balance the beer. Light-to-Medium bodied with some nuttiness but finished somewhat bland and watery. A pretty good beer but lighter than a true brown ale.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Tan color with a medium sized, short lasting head. Taste had a mild smokiness to it, other than that nothing too special that stands out. More of a malty Pale than a Brown.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ppearance: clear, brown color, witha short, quickly dead head.
Aroma: sweet and caramelly at first, notes of maple, brown sugar, cola, molasses.
Taste: rich and tasty, with a fully-charged entrance on the palate, but mellow thereafter. Smoothly textured, light to medium-bodied. A tasty, and overall adequate session ale. Doesn’t rock any boats, doesn’t need to, it’s all smooth sailing.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Real ale? Pfffthh! So I’m looking at the label and I see this tiny airplane pulling a banner along behind it that says "Brewed & Bottled In Maine". the really weird thing was that the banner is wrapped around the mast of a boat. Did this tiny airplane zoom around dangerously close to the boat? Were the boat people terrified by this? I bet the people in the boat know better than to have this. Actually it’s not _bad_, but it doesn’t go beyond Average at all. It has a beautiful dark dark ruby color and an aroma that seemed to contain hints of fruit. Excited, by what I’d seen up to this point, I happily quaffed it and was astoundedly let down. Very fizzy mouth feel with almost no perceptable taste, save for a light hint of the malty. Very light. It also seemed to be more than a little watery. If this is their flagship ale, I think it needs to sink.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown/red color, no head, sweet malt aroma, lightly hopped, clean refreshing and light roasted malt aroma; flavor has a nice blend of malt and hops, malt flavor dominates, hints of roasted malt, light hop bitterness, very smooth, a well-made beer
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a medium white head.Aroma of fruit,malt and light hops.Malty,sweet and fruity flavor.