jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good brown ale! Draught, delivered to the table with a nice foamy white head and a deep brown/umber body. Quite balanced, none of that burned malt taste that some examples of the style incorporate. THe only complaint is that it was a little dry, but still very drinkable.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: chocolate, copper, and a little smokiness. Nutty. Not overly carbonated. Brewed to style very well. A good session ale.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the VA Beer Festival, Norfolk, VA. Nice deep, clear brown with an off white head. Malty, nutty nose and flavor. Decent lacing and an extremely mild bitter finish. Liked it.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Coopers in Scranton. Medium body which veers slightly to wetness. It has that brown malty nutty flavor which is quite tasty but way too subdued to make this something extroadinary. A good session beer but I’d rather have Troegs any day as I find it a bit one dimsensional. Not that it doesn’t come from a fine brewery with great products.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint draught, Stout NYC. Small head, but one that clings to the glass leaving a nice lace around the glass. Sweet malty toasted aroma. Mellow roasted flavours. Aftertaste is slightly dry from hops and a litlle roasted and nutty malts.
OlDirtyBrewer (11) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is fruity with a slight vanilla touch and sweet malt. Flavor is the same and the hops jusr hang out quietly in the background. Body is middle of the road with a slight fizziness and carries over to the aftertaste. Mine was a bottle but I prefer the draft version. I’l take this over Newcastle any day.
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Aroma is nutty with some chocolate and light citrus hops. Dark amber with a small white head. Chocolate, caramel, and roasted nuts up front with a light citrus hopped finish. Not a brown ale fan, but this was rather tastey.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks good and dark. Smells malty and strong. Tastes like roasted and chocolate barley but it just fades into nothingness. The taste starts so well and finishes so weak. As for the style, I like this beer the best. Maybe it is the style that I am not so thrilled about.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium dark amber color. Aromas of caramel, floral, and maybe a hint of fruit. Flavors of floral, sweet malts, and some mild hop bitterness towards the end.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 out of the bottle pours a beautiful cherry wood hue, but unfortunately is not complimented by as nice a head. a fizzy bubbly cream-tan head that is minimal to none. first impressions are that it tasted WEAK and that I expected more. Sour cherries, plum and butternut. Has a viscous, greasy palate and texture that is uncomfortable and gross. Aftertaste is like a dirty, yucky nut.