VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown body with a beige head. Malty aroma with a light nuttiness, light caramel, and some grain. Medium sweet malt flavor with a little caramel, lightly earthy, and faint nut. Aftertaste is sweet malt and a bit of roast malt.
Quevillon (2576) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 22 oz, procuré à J. H. Butterfield’s (Bar Harbor, Maine). Brune caramel foncée, peu de collet. Arome de malte caramelisé et de fruts sûrettes simple. Goût faible de noix malté, avec un peu de petits fruits et de caramel.
argo0 (11805) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Hazy copper/brown body with large fluffy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nut, some metallic. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, nut/salt, light roast, sourness, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light acidity.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to mkgrenwel for the bomber. Clear brown with a large head. Aroma of grains and caramel with a bit of dust. Flavor was a little thin; caramel, some chocolate, grains and nuts. Fairly good taste, but the texture is just too thin.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this one a couple of times - most recently was a 4 month old bottle that had been kept in a dark fridge - surprisingly oxydated. Sweet bready malts, slight nuttiness, hops both times had a metal taste to them. Maybe the bottles just don’t hold up well.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby in color with a large off white head. Sweet and malty with a light hint of grainy breadiness.
shrubber85 (8199) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with light metallic hint. Dark reddish brown color with moderate head. Chocolate and brown sugar malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Very nice flavor. An overall nice tasting beer.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small tan head on a dark brown ale .... just like the name promises. Not a complex style, and not a complex beer. A little dark malt, a little sweet toffee, a little bitter chocolate or espresso ... not really intense enough to be sure which. Thin in the mouth. Hint of nuts in the finish. No hops to speak of. Certainly not a world beater ... but probably better than mass market Newkie Brown.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Light clear orange with a very thin white head, light grains, malts and light fruits in the aroma, light bodied with good carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a clear garnet color with a small amount of light tan bubbles around the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts, smoke, alcohol and wood. Taste is of roasted malts, earthy hops and notes of dark fruits. Light to medium body and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is malty, sweet and nutty.