sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 (Draught@Pikkulintu) Clear dark reddish amber with a small, partly lasting head. Chocolatey-fruity aroma with caramely malt. Dark-fruity, nutty-hoppy flavor with some metallic-alcoholy, lagery hints, and some ashy roastiness. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated palate. A brown ale somewhat in the style of a Belgian Oud Bruin. Not much hops here.
(Bottled@HBF 2005, was 7-4-8-4-14=3.7) Dark amber color with a medium, lacy head. Aromatic-hoppy, nutty and slightly alcoholic aroma. Smoothly malty, nicely hopped flavor. Medium-bodied, slicky, bitter and slightly alcoholic palate. A pleasantly smooth, yet bitter and aromatic brew. Could hide the ABV better, though.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear mahogany pour under a very light tan head which needed some coaxing to take off. Aroma very similar to that of an English Ale (and similar to Brooklyn’s East India PA but with more roasted malt and toffee notes). Well balanced flavors of roasted Crystal malt, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate - just a touch - and hazelnuts with a firm but modest hop backbone. Finish was clean, sweet, a litter bitter and even a tad smokey. Overall, this is a very refreshing and easy to drink brown ale which is a pretty good representation of an authentic English Ale.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The colour is wine red with a tint of brown. The pale beige foam forms a finger thick rather compact head.
The smell is strong with fruity notes of sour fruit drops and roasted malt with some sweetness.
The carbonation is very strong with lots of small bubbles that tickled my tongue.
The taste is fruity and a bit sweet with notes of red wine and cherry jam. The aftertaste is dry and hoppy with some bitter notes and a long flavour of red wine and caramel.
A nice blend of a classic English brown ale and American micro-style hops.
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Why do I love this beer so much? It’s so damn drinkable, that’s why! Feed this to your Miller-chugging friends! Feed this to me! Feed me! Feed me!
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark amber rather than mahogany as claimed on the neck label. Filtered and clear with a light brownish head. Very malty and extremely aromatic from the excellent hops in use. Notes of nuts and caramel and a touch of vanilla. Much more fullbodied than British counterparts. Pretty high carbonation.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Federal in Durham, NC. Also had in bottle on many occassions. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head. Light chocolate aroma on top of a good nutty smell. Chocolate is slightly evident in the flavor. Mostly a good nut flavor and a little bit of hops. A good beer and easy to drink. One of my favorite brown ales.
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - MAR 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a nice beer from nyc, what a pleasant surprise! i was expecting to totally suck.
Sammy (8571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not much taste and from a bit of bitter and malts. Aggressively carbonated. Ok with food, medium mouthfeel with a spot of nuttiness.Skunky aroma, it may have travelled about but was always kept at good temperature, and before expiry date.
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Clear red/brown pour with a very thin and fizzy tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a nutty undertone and a slight hint of citrus I believe? The flavor is a nice nutty beginning with a sweet middle and a smooth malty and nutty finish with a warming hint of alcohol. Not a bad brown ale.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, malty brown ale. Very simple flavor; but fits the style very well. Slightly nutty flavor, but nothing that stands out.