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.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fun brown ale that delivers what a brown should and nothing more. Flavor has a hint of vanilla in it that adds to the nutty body. Good but not great.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich golden brown color, aroma of dried fruit sprinkled in just a little brown sugar and baked. Flavor remarkably more balanced than I would guess from the sweet aroma, self-possessed hop underpinnings to balance the nutty toffee flavor.
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From A Bottle.Chestnut brown in colour,small head.Aroma of toffee and malt,taste of malt,hops and brown sugar,too sweet for me.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unmistakable dark ale nose and a full, highly satisfying burnt ale taste -- this is a neat brew indeed. It’s so tasty and morish that I found the bottle far too small. I wish I had a double-up to follow this one up. Cheers again to Brooklyn!
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tan/brown head. Aroma is of sweet malt and a little hop. Taste is much the same, with a rich smooth malt taste giving way to floral hops in the finish. Very nice.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Anam Cara Feb 2005. Ruddy brown color, tans and mahogany tinges throughout, transluscent body and a small off-white head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, raisins and light barley. Flavor is sweet, lightly sticky texture, with vanilla and an ever so slight amount of coffee. Medium-light body is my biggest complaint, but for a sweeter, dark malted session type ale, it’s quite good. Moderate carbonation, low hops profile.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper/red. Nice head and decent lace. Nose is complex of chocolate, almonds, caramel, bit of hop acidity, pine. Nice medium-full, creamy body. Tasty, rich and deep malts, caramel, chocolate on the the palate making it a moderatly sweet tasting beer.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Not the best brown ale I’ve had by far but still pretty good. Great caramel-red color with a nice hop bitterness at the end. Tastes kind of chocolate-like reminding me a little of brown sugar and nutty. It s good and refreshing but nothing really special.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Small sized tan foamy head. Aroma is malty, nutty and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are fruity, nutty and sweet. Hops are floral and spicy. Nice brown ale. The nutty sweetness really shines in this beer. It’s fairly sweet, but is balanced by a nice dry finish. A very flavorful brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.