michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Smelled a bit fruity and malty. Nice dark brown/red color. Perfect kakhi head. Some lacing. Tasted of choclate, nuts, malt. A little sweet. Pretty good drink. Strange finish. Overall, an ok brown ale.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good brown ale that pours dark and murky with a small head. You can taste the hops and there sweet nutty notes as well.
SmokeyJ (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
An impressive product from Kalamazoo...go figure. This is one of my favorites.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chevy's in Champaign, IL on 3/31/2004. Appearance, dark amber with a decent head and very good lace. The aroma was of hops. The flavor was sweet, nutty, and a nice hop finish with a good amount of Ale fruit notes. The body was nice and rich. Overall, pretty good stuff.
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark ruby color with a small off white head and some lacing. Caramel malt and bready aroma. Sweet malt, almost cloying, slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a decent brown.
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a small white head. Super cloudy, with miscellaneous-sized floaties everywhere. I don't know why, but these beers that appear like a sample of Lake Michigan water look delicious to me. Rather light aroma of caramel malts and grapefruit. Interesting blend of sweet, chewy malts with a pronounced hop bitterness that is spicy. Finish of sweet malts and some ripened fruit (plums, dates). Rather highly carbonated.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with orange tint. Light head. Intersting tasting brown with a slight sour edge to the flavour.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice carmal malt scents. A little bit of hop on the nose. Pours a medium orange/brown color with a thick off-white head. A bit cloudy, too. A sweet sugary nut flavor with a clean hop finish. Very nice.
mc5 (11) - USA - MAR 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark appearance and a chocolate/caramel nose. A roasted malt nut flavor that was really good but not as good as expected from the aroma. Still a very nice brown.
thegreenrooster (3638) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark,cloudy brown with a big fluffy white head. Flavor is malts,toffee and nuts. Flavor is not as bold as it could have been. I would clasify this as a better newcastle.