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. Iíl take this over Newcastle any day.
Pailhead (6351) - 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 (3367) - 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 (4914) - 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.
Christian (12573) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Red brown, with a disappearing tan head. Fruity aroma, citrus hops with plum and port. Sweet malty flavour with some chocolate and coffee, and plenty of hop flavour and bitterness. Gave me a rather Belgian impression.
omhper (22896) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear dark brown. Evident roasty malt aroma. Medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel and firm malt character. Itís dominated by the roasty malt, but there are hints of licorice and perfumy hops as well. Medium bitterness.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In all fairness to the fine folk at Brooklyn Brewery; this bottle was designated to be best
enjoyed on or before 11/05. I would love to try a fresh sample, but Iíve got to work with
what Iíve got. Splendid nose of dried fruit and flowers; however, it drops off quickly as
the brew breathes. The brew pours a clear garnet. The frothy bone head is mostly
diminishing with fair lace. It is the LOUDEST head Iíve ever encountered, sounding like
a bowl of rice crispies. Iím not making that up. This brew is very well balanced if not
terribly complex, and would make a very noble session offering. The light fizzy body is
suture (6) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
(DíAgostinoís, NYC) Smooth beer. Slight wooden flavor with a coffee aftertaste. If it werenít for the coffee, Iíd really like it.