justinehrlich (18) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smooth and mellow flavor, with a hint of caramel and coffee. Malty, sweet, and fruity aroma.
ScorpyX (18) - USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
App: Pours dark amber to brown. One might expect that from a brown ale. Single finger head that quickly disappears.
Ar:: Chocolate dominates the scene, with some nuttier hints.
T: Chocolaty and coffee taste with some hops lingering. Nuttiness is apparent as well. A little blander than expected.
P: Light for a brown ale with some carbonation to combat the heavier chocolate taste.
O: Very drinkable, especially for a heavier beer. This one used to be one of my favorites, but tastes expand. Still, a solid choice for a brown ale, though far from the best out there.
foreignpolicy (17) - USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sweet, nutty, dark brown color (a little like river water, its only negative), smooth honeyish palate, no bitterness, doesnít get old after a few. A good fall beer.
joeyv120 (16) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark color with a frothy medium sized tan head (though it seems most people experienced a much weaker head). A rich malty aroma. Taste mostly consists of roasty malts with hints of toffee, yet goes down surprisingly smooth with a velvety finish.
JakeWrobel (16) - - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another beer thatís not really a Brown Ale. Appearance and aroma is there but the taste is off yet again. You do get some Brown Ale hints, but itís not really all there. A bit nutty. No caramel notes at all. I would just go with a Newcastle if I had the choice.
mwcatlin (15) - Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Opened a bottle at home. Poured really nice with a great vanilla white head. Dark almost opaque cola brown in color. Malty nose. Good carbonation all the way through. A good solid brown ale.
slacker90291 (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz...Water is what this brewer brags about. And let me tell you Iím not a fan of light (watery) beer, but after having a few of these I got past it. This is not a beer I will go out of my way to buy, but I could enjoy it as a session beer.
beerabill (14) - Silverdale, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. In my thick glass mug it appears as garnet in color. Head was short lived, and was very light tan. Smells a bitter aroma, coffee, and licorice. Nice smooth mouth feel. Taste a bit like a porter, but has lighter chacteristics. Roasted almonds, dark cheery, chocolate. Some butterscotch aftertaste. Easy to drink, good brew.
kibble48 (14) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, coffee, brown, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Almost like semi sweet bakers chocolate. A smooth beer all the way through. Delicious first taste, with a hint of coffee and a deep semisweet chocolate finish. The head although a little frothy quickly diminishes. Probably one of my favorite beers Iíve ever tried, its too bad I canít get it in Ohio I have to wait until I travel to that area again.
l3aller7 (14) - USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour was a dark amber with a tan head. the taste was overall strong and delightful. Strong malty chocolate taste.