willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10.20.04 12 oz bottle for the ALCS game seven. Looks rather coppery in an English pale sort of way -- Oliver calls it chesnut and I think thatís right on. Aromas are lightly floral with a nice toffee note and some apricot. Flavors are mild, pale, and ripe. At temperature the beer blossoms nicely and some floral character comes through on the palate. Medium bodied, very light eff. Thereís a slight sour note that seems to be shared by many of the Brooklyn beers Iíve had: not bad, but sour.
brownaler (532) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber red appearence. Has a nice citrus aroma with other fruits whithin. Mild hops throughout. A soild and drinkable ale. Reminds me a lot of Red Seal.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful ale, with textured caramel flavors. Maybe slightly more watery than the Brooklyn Lager. Gorgeous and refreshing, as Brooklyn beers are. This declares it, hands down--Brooklyn is my favorite brewery. Donít know what their process is, but all their beers Iíve tried--most of their major ones--have been incredibly flavorful, creative, and refreshing. Cheers for a sizable ale here.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew pours red with i nice thick head. Not a bad brew, but taste is watered down. Aroma is maybe kind of nutty perhaps.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear brown, bubbly white head. Dull caramel aroma. Thin flavour of caramel and burnt sugar. sweet finish och caramel. A boring amber.
omhper (23320) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Clear reddish brown. Caramelly and clean. Boring brief caramel flavour followed by a short finish with low bitterness. Lifeless and industrial. Is it just me or has this brewery gone downhill?
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I forgot to write this down.All i remember is hints of fruits and nuts.Was kind of dry but tasty.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Pours chestnut red with orange hues and a foamy tan head. This beer looks great in a glass. Head doesnít last long but does leave some lovely lacing around the edges. Aroma is sweet and malty giving a nosefull of brew-kettle fresh wort, and a trailing after-aroma of fresh hops. Flavor is a little bit less than what I expected, mostly malt, some hops in the finish, but leaves a sour aftertaste, I drank six of these before their expiration date and they all tasted the same. A bit too much carbonation and the sour finish led to a bad mouthfeel. Overall, Iím going to have to say that this is an overrated beer, maybe I just had a bad batch but Iíd expect a beer like this to rate somewhere around the low 40ís. Oh well, Iíll try it on tap when I get a chance to visit the brewery.
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours out red color with a tan head that is nice and thick. malty and rich, this is a very good epa. hop presence is not there. beer is a little watery, but all in all, its a pretty good brew that is very easy drinking.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In some ways this reminded me of a cross between Bass and Sam Adams Boston Ale. Nice copper/amber color with good caramel malt notes, a distinct fruitiness and a good citric hop presence. Not bad at all and quite easy to drink.