Aggie80 (766) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleased with this beer. Dark with a nice mild chocolate that is hidden a bit by the hops. Good head and nice lace on it. Good stuff and one that I will have when the opportunity arises.
ToadMan (558) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this a couple months after the reccomended date on the bottle, I dont know how much that matters. Has a nice malty aroma but its a little weak. The flavor is similar, has some good hints of flavor, but as a whole its rather weak and plain.
chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best brown this side of the Atlantic!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A gem in the hell hole that is Lewisburg PA and the Shangri-La camp site. rich malty aroma, burgundy color, incredibly complex malt taste. hops work brilliantly. One of the best browns I can think of. I got so excited about this beer that i passed out with a pizza box on top of me.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer tasted OK at best. I didnít think there was heavy hopping for aroma or flavor at all. Could have used a maltier mouthfeel and taste to match the aroma. Still a drinkable brew - it grew on me as I went through a six pack over a week or so.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís been awhile since Iíve had this... and I was at a great Jazz show in NYC, but I believe the beer was good too. Slight metallic taste was hidden by hops and malt. Pretty decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best brown ale Iíve had yet, although I still need to try boyne river. Awesome appearance of dark brown and nice tan head which lasts and sticks the the sides of the glass. Extremely smooth and goes down so easy. Not highly hopped and not too sweet. You have to get this fresh!- I have had this when it was a couple months past the sell- by date and it wasnt good at all- kinda had a metallic taste. But when fresh- it is smooth and easy to drink. Im going to have another right now.
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasantly acidic/sour with a bitter finish. Hints of chocolate. Light body. A solid beer.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great nutty, malty flavor. Smooth and tasty.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Has a really nice nutty, earthy, malty aroma..no surprise there. Color was a very deep dark brown with a tan head...hmmm, not like the usual brown. I was again given an earthy, woodsy sensation in the initial flavoring. Started off with a pretty thick tasting body but the slightly overdone hops kick at the finish thinned it out. Thankfully, it did not suffer from the over-carbonated disease that can sometimes strike browns. Overall, it was almost porterlike, and very good.